Local Comedian Brings Political Satire to the Regent Stage
Jimmy Tingle will perform his act at the Regent Theatre now through 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 stage through 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."
Performances are Monday, December 20, at 8p.m., Tuesday, December 21 at 8p.m., Wednesday, December 22 at 8 p.m., Thursday, December 23 at 8 p.m. and Friday December 31 at 7 p.m. and 9:30pm, Saturday January 1 at 8 p.m. and Sunday January 2 at 5 p.m. For more information visit www.regenttheatre.com or www.jimmytingle.com.