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The perfect antidote for a bad day, Jimmy Tingle's unique brand of humor takes a satiric and insightful look at politics and contemporary life, using humor to generate awareness.
Jimmy Tingle is a comedian, commentator, actor and the founder of Humor for Humanity. He was a 2018 democratic candidate for Lt Governor of Massachusetts and received 41.3% of the vote in the Massachusetts primary in September of 2018.
One of the nation’s most popular political humorists, Tingle is the master of the good-natured, bi-partisan jab. Moving behind the headlines to uncover the bizarre truths of the American political system, he sheds new light on the absurdities that cross party lines. He offers a fresh look at the world—and challenges audiences to open their eyes to the humor embedded in their daily lives. Why does bottled water have an expiration date? Why do they say consumer confidence is down when confidence isn’t lacking—money is!
Described as a cross between Jerry Seinfeld and Andy Rooney, Tingle served as commentator for 60 Minutes II and received rave reviews for his one-man show, Jimmy Tingle’s Uncommon Sense and Jimmy Tingle for President- The Funniest campaign in History. He wrote and produced Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream, documentary that takes a humorous look at the fact and fiction of the American Dream. He has triumphed on Veep, The Tonight Show, The Late Show with Conan O’Brien, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and his own HBO comedy special. He has appeared in several documentaries films including Damned in the USA; America with the Top Down; When Stand up Stood Out; Call Me Lucky directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. Feature film work includes Next Stop Wonderland; Boondock Saints; Head of State starring Chris Rock and Clear History starring Larry David. Tingle has the rare distinction of winning Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” in the “stand-up comedy” category and for “best alternative theater” as the producer and artistic director of Jimmy Tingle’s OFF BROADWAY Theater in Somerville.
He is the founder of a new social enterprise entitled "Humor for Humanity" which aspires to raise spirits, funds and awareness for nonprofits, charities and social causes through his work as a comedian, emcee and auctioneer. Always known for his intellectual curiosity, Tingle received his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Jimmy Tingle Democratic Convention Speech - 2018
Jimmy Tingle’s 20/20 Vision is a funny, thought provoking and hopeful look at contemporary life and politics through the experience of comedian, commentator and 2018 candidate for LT Governor of Massachusetts, Jimmy Tingle. The show will help answer the question “why would a comedian run for office” as it illuminates the 2018 campaign of Jimmy Tingle with passion, purpose and a sense of humor.
As the nation looks ahead to the upcoming presidential campaign of 2020, Tingle’s 20/20 Vision will entertain, enlighten and challenge the audience to move beyond the current politics of presidential tweets, sound bites and the nightly news cycle and into the realm of long-term thinking and life affirming possibility.
Through comedy, commentary and audience Q&A Tingle aspires to contribute to the cultural conversation in a positive, hopeful and funny way as America strives to create, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, "a more perfect union.”
Jimmy Tingle for President: The Funniest Campaign in History
As the upcoming 2016 Presidential election season unfolds against the backdrop of Donald Trump and the Republican candidates on the right and Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the left, Jimmy Tingle has constructed another hilarious, thought provoking and politically charged one-man show based on his 2016 run for the presidency.
As the founder of Humor for Humanity, Tingle is running on his comedic record. The campaign underlines his passion and creative thinking on every issue the next president must grapple with from money in politics and free speech to climate change, immigration, gun safety and technology. Despite the seriousness of the issues confronting America and the world, Jimmy Tingle for President is the funniest campaign in history.
Making Comic Sense
From 60 Minutes II and MSNBC, comedian and commentator Jimmy Tingle captures the sweet spot between Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. His unique brand of topical yet timeless comedy is as insightful as it is hilarious. Jimmy Tingle will make you laugh, make you think, and make you feel better. Clean, funny intelligent humor for all audiences.
Jimmy Tingle's performance was great. His act appealed to everyone and he exceeded our expectations. We would definitely request him again and highly recommend him to other corporate clients. He was easy to work with prior to the event as well as on-site and he put on an excellent, laugh out loud show!"John Hancock Life Insurance
Nothing short of outstanding - the perfect closing speaker... timely, fresh, hysterical... We loved [Jimmy Tingle].Advest