The Jimmy Tingle Show is a YouTube Video Talk Show and Podcast for people who love to laugh and could use a little more hope in their lives. Hosted by humorist, former commentator for 60 Minutes II and MSNBC, and founder of Humor for Humanity TM, Jimmy Tingle. The show will highlight and showcase new and established personalities from the worlds of entertainment, politics, nonprofits, and business on their passion for their chosen profession and the challenges they face. The Jimmy Tingle Show will offer an entertaining and informative 30-60-minute segment promoting community engagement, honest conversation, and calls to action with people and organizations making a difference.
Jimmy Tingle is a comedian, commentator, actor and activist. He was a 2018 candidate for lieutenant governor of Massachusetts.
He is a graduate of UMASS Dartmouth and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where he earned a master’s degree in public administration. He was the graduate school commencement speaker at Harvard graduation for the class of 2010.
His latest film “Jimmy Tingle’s 20/20 Vision: Why would a comedian run for office?” is a funny, thought provoking and hopeful look at contemporary life and politics through the experience of comedian, commentator and 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 campaign of Jimmy Tingle with passion, purpose and a sense of humor.
The stage show was recorded at Harvard’s Sanders Theater on 2/29/2020 and developed into a documentary during the Covid lockdown of 2020.
He has worked as a humorist and commentator for 60 Minutes II and MSNBC and has appeared on The Tonight Show, CNN, Conan O’Brien, Fresh Air with Terry Gross and in his own HBO half-hour comedy special.
He recently made a cameo appearance with Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep on HBO.
Theatrical credits include writing, performing and producing several one-person shows including Uncommon Sense; Jimmy Tingle for President- The Funniest campaign in History and Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream.
He has appeared in several documentary films including Damned in the USA; America with the Top Down; When Stand up Stood Out; Call Me Lucky directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream which Jimmy wrote and produced. It was directed by Vincent Straggas of Flag Day Productions.
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 raises spirits, funds and awareness for nonprofits, charities and social causes through his work as a comedian, emcee and auctioneer.
For more information, please visit www.JimmyTingle.com 617-642-8102
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Perfect Vehicle for Jimmy Tingle!
I love this guy! Turns out he really knows how to do an interview too! This is a perfect vehicle for his style. I hope it leads to a late night talk show. I’d never miss it! God bless Jimmy Tingle!
Loved talking to my old friend Colin Quinn about comedy, politics and the state of the nation.
I'm biased but this was a a lot of fun to record and listen to. Please give a listen and tell us what you think!
There is nobody like Tingle!
Jimmy tingle is hilarious, I love his thoughtful commentary. The way he sees the world gives me hope.