Jimmy Tingle's New Years Show
Comedian brings political satire for New Years.
National, world and state politics are dissected and turned into laughs as local funny man Jimmy Tingle performs his act on the Regent Theatre stage for New Years.
"My material is social, political, but funny," Tingle said, "Humor for humanity."
The Cambridge native and 30-year standup veteran returns to showbiz after studying at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
He said he looks forward to performing again, especially at the Regent.
"The audiences [at Regent] are so warm, intelligent, and enthusiastic. And I love the people who run the place. They're keeping live entertainment alive and thriving," Tingle said.
Tingle's show covers the current state of affairs from international to local and he also ties in autobiographical tidbits. And as for state government he has some advice:
"State government wants to raise money, here's what they should do: Move the tolls from the center of the state to the borders. Welcome to Massachusetts, one dollar. Want to leave? $2."
A highlight of Tingle's show is a question and answer session, which strengthens his connection with the audience and keeps each show fresh and spontaneous.
"I want to help raise money for some friends of mine." Tingle said, "and provide entertainment for a social purpose."