Comedian Jimmy Tingle returns to Cotuit with his new one-man show, "20/20 Vision," a funny, thought provoking and hopeful look at contemporary life and politics through his experience as a comedian, commentator and political candidate.
“If Robert De Niro had decided to be a comedian, he might have come out something like Tingle, with his off-center smile, blue-collar physicality and exquisite sense of timing.”
Jimmy Tingle is a comedian, commentator and the founder of Humor for Humanity. He was a 2018 candidate for Lt Governor of Massachusetts and received 41.3% of the vote in the Massachusetts primary on September 4th 2018.
He is a graduate of UMASS Dartmouth and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where he earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA). He was the graduate school commencement speaker at Harvard graduation for the class of 2010.
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 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 documentaries 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 and directed by Vincent Straggas.
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 and solo show entitled "Humor for Humanity" which aspires to raise spirits, funds and awareness for nonprofits, charities and social causes.
For more information on Jimmy Tingle or Humor for Humanity please visit www.JimmyTingle.com.
Jimmy Tingle: 20/20 Vision
Thursday, August 22 at 7:30pm
Tickets $35, $30 for balcony seating
Discounts: $5 for members, $2 for seniors/veterans