Comedian and commentator Jimmy Tingle hits the campaign trail with shows in Manchester and Concord
In case there weren’t enough presidential candidates to choose from in this New Hampshire primary election, Boston-based comedian Jimmy Tingle is throwing his own name in the hat with his outrageously entertaining one-man show.
“Jimmy Tingle for President: Humor for Humanity” surfaces every four years to bring a unique perspective to the issues of the day. Next week, you can find him, fresh off selling out his New Year’s Eve show at the historic Wilbur Theater, holding five shows in Manchester and Concord.
Tingle is regarded as one of the top social and political humorists in America. He worked for two seasons with “60 Minutes II” on CBS as the humorist/commentator in the Andy Rooney spot. He’s worked as a contributor and satirist for MSNBC and has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” CNN, Conan O’Brien, as well as his own HBO comedy special. He has also been a guest on NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross and was the US correspondent on The Strategic Humor Initiative with Sir David Frost and The BBC.
In 2010, he earned masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and was that year’s graduate school commencement speaker.
Tingle’s hilarious take on the current election issues can be seen at the Radisson in Manchester on Sunday, January 31 at 3 & 7 pm, and on Monday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Tingle then follows the campaign trail north to the capital, where he’ll be at the Barley House on Saturday Feb 6 at 4 p.m.
Tickets for all of the shows can be found at www.jimmytingle.com for $15.
As part of the Humor for Humanity mission, a portion of the proceeds from each ticket will benefit the Campaign for Legal Services, supporting civil legal aid at New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) and the Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC).
NHLA and LARC help New Hampshire live up to the promise of the Pledge of Allegiance, that in America, we provide “justice for all.” The two programs help more than 14,000 NH residents each year navigate the justice system, protecting victims of domestic violence, preventing homelessness, helping people access benefits and services and providing empowerment and education so all residents can advocate for themselves more effectively.
On the eve of the New Hampshire primary against the backdrop of Donald Trump and the Republican candidates on the right and Democrats Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley 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 show 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. His “campaign” will make you laugh, make you think and hopefully inspire us all to act.
For more information including podcast, videos and Harvard commencement speech visit Jimmytingle.com