Jimmy Tingle to Headline Boston Comedy Arts Festival, 9/6
Boston Comedy Legend Jimmy Tingle is one of the headliners of the 5th Annual Boston Comedy Arts Festival. Known as one of the top social and political humorists in America, Tingle takes the stage Friday, September 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for every show and student rush tickets are available for $14 at the door. ImprovBoston is located at 40 Prospect Street. The Brattle Theatre is located at 40 Brattle Street. Tickets to the festival are available online at www.bostoncomedyarts.com.
Jimmy Tingle has worked as a stand-up comic, producer, writer, actor, filmmaker and commentator in several mediums from the early 1980's to the present day. Tingle was born and raised in Cambridge where the social, political and economic diversity of the city laid the groundwork for his development as a performer and satirist. Tingle recently returned to school, earning a master's degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He was selected to give the graduate address at Harvard's 2010 commencement ceremony.
His professional career has spanned nearly three decades. Prior to writing, producing and starring in his first documentary film Jimmy Tingle's American Dream which aired on over 60 PBS affiliates in 2011/12, Tingle completed two seasons with 60 Minutes II on CBS as the humorist and commentator in the "Andy Rooney" spot.
He worked as a contributor and satirist for MSNBC and has appeared on The Tonight Show, CNN, Larry King's Weekend, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The American Comedy Awards, as well as his own HBO half hour comedy special. He has also been a guest on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross and was a regular contributor to HEAT with John Hockenberry.