New York City
Drawing on 25 years of comedic insight, outrage and commentary, nationally known comedian and commentator for 60 Minutes II, Jimmy Tingle has constructed another hilarious, thought provoking and politically charged one man show based on his 2008 run for the White House. In lieu of consultants, volunteers or campaign contributions Tingle employs “the gift of laughter” for 90 minutes each night campaigning with passion, intellect and creativity on every issue from Immigration and education to Global warming and national healthcare. (In the unlikely event Jimmy Tingle is actually elected president he will have no choice but to continue the show through Inauguration Day 2012.)
Jimmy Tingle is no stranger to the Regent Theatre stage where his February 16th and 23rd shows sold-out! During the winter of 2001/2002,he helped to put the revived Regent on the map by performing 16 one-man shows–12 of which sold-out. When the Regent hosted exclusive performances by the legendary Mickey Rooney on the weekend of his 85th birthday, Tingle personally paid tribute to the show biz icon and presented Rooney with the official State Legislature Proclamation declaring September 24, 2005 “Mickey Rooney Day” in Massachusetts.
Jimmy Tingle was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The social, political and economic diversity of that city laid the groundwork for his development as a performer and satirist. He started performing in 1980 during the early stand up comedy scene in Boston and quickly rose through the ranks from open-mike performer to paid engagements, headlining at comedy clubs, theaters and colleges nationwide. He is now regarded as one of the top social commentators and humorists in the country.
Jimmy Tingle completed two seasons with 60 Minutes II on CBS as the humorist/commentator in the Andy Rooney spot, worked as a contributor and satirist for MSNBC, has appeared on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, was the American correspondent for Sir David Frost’s show for PBS and the BBC, The Strategic Humor Initiative, and appeared as a television talk show host in Chris Rock’s film, Head Of State. Tingle has also appeared on ABC-TVs The American Comedy Awards, The Tonight Show, CNN’s Larry King Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, as well as his own HBO comedy special.
For more on Jimmy Tingle, visit www.jimmytingle.com.
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