Satirist/Author Cites “Profane Times”, Skewers Bush, Rumsfield, SUV’s
Political Satirist and author Barry Crimmins has long said that when he picks up his telephone to make a call, “I hear men cooking”.
Like the Babe pointing to centerfield, Crimmins took the stage last Saturday evening (13 May) at Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway Theatre in
Much of Crimmins’s set that evening was improvised, or written mere hours earlier, riffing on the bizarre week of an ill-fated book deal, as well as the inane policies of the Bush Administration, which, according to Crimmins, contributed to a SUV suicide.
Patton Oswalt, star of The Comedians and Comedy and CBS's “The King Of Queens” said that "It's depressing listening to such concise, hilarious, wicked and pissy political brilliance from a man who will be too feeble for the labor camps in 2008."
Louis C.K., star and creator of HBO's next big hit "Lucky Louie" offered "I haven't laughed so hard at a comedy recording since Richard Pryor's first album. Seriously, Crimmins is a classic ...”
And, near the end of the set, Crimmins was joined onstage by folk signer extraordinaire Bill Morrissey and theatre owner, comic and former 60-Minutes II pundit, Jimmy Tingle, for the debut of the Crimmins-penned tune “Blues In The Key of W”
Crimmins was the founder of The Ding Ho, legendary comedy club in
Last October, Crimmins appeared with Kurt Vonnegut,
Lucky for you, the evening’s performance at the JTOB was recorded and is now available, via download.
It will make your day brighter and give you hope for the future.