Comedian and commentator Jimmy Tingle offers his satirical yet hopeful take on the people and issues facing the nation and the world in the age of President Trump. On issues ranging from the new cabinet, climate change, the media and fake news, to the border wall, national defense, and the technology that drives us nuts, Tingle aspires to make us laugh, make us think, and hopefully lift our summer spirits and lighten the national mood.
Jimmy Tingle is a comedian, commentator, activist and entrepreneur. He is a 2010 graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and was that year’s graduate school commencement speaker. 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. Theatrical credits include four one-person shows. He also wrote and produced his first documentary film, Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream, which aired on PBS and is now available on DVD. Born in Cambridge, Tingle has the rare distinction of winning Boston magazine’s “Best of Boston” in two different categories, for “stand-up comedy” and “best alternative theater” for the venue he founded in 2002, Jimmy Tingle’s OFF BROADWAY Theater.