Thursday, October 13, 2005

Special Announcement - Political Satire in America

Barry Crimmins, with Kurt Vonnegut, Paul Krassner, Art Buchwald, Lewis Lapham, Sarah Jones

Longtime friend of The Garlic, author and satirist Barry Crimmins can be seen this weekend on an upcoming edition of Book TV, on C-SPAN 2. The program will air on Sunday, October 16th at 11AM and 1AM.

The event was recently taped last week at the Concert Hall of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Crimmins was joined on the panel by Kurt Vonnegut, Paul Krassner, Art Buchwald, Lewis Lapham, Sarah Jones.

Barry Crimmins, was the founder of The Ding Ho, legendary comedy club in Inman Square, Cambridge, MA, which launched Barry nationally, along with Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Meaney, Jimmy Tingle and many, many others. Barry also launched Boston's other fabled comedy club, Stitches, across the Charles River near Boston University.

Barry is also a former writer for Dennis Miller and is currently working with Air America Radio, writing and making commentary for the Randi Rhodes Show. In 2004, Seven Stores Press published Barry's first book, "Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal" and Barry's writing appears frequently in 'The Boston Phoenix' and the 'Cleveland Plain-Dealer'

Barry also been a featured commentator on CNN, NBC, MSNBC and The Phil Donahue Show and has also appeared in Fran Solimita's 'When Stand Up Stood Out', the critically acclaimed documentary about the Boston Comedy scene.

Barry received the Peace Leadership Award from Boston Mobilization for Survival. He has also been honored, along with Ms. Maya Angelou, with The Courage of Conscience Award from Wellesly College and The Life Experience School at The Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Community Works gave the Artist for Social Change Award to Barry for his years of activism.

Visit Barry Crimmins Website

Purchase "Never Shake Hands With A War Criminal"

Visit Seven Stories Press

Visit Book TV

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