An Evening with Barry Crimmins

Saturday, September 26, 7:30PM

"He breaks down reality in a hilarious way. He seems ticked off at everything, and when you hear him, you agree. One of the few political comedians who are really good." -- Steven Wright in U.S. News and World Report


"Barry Crimmins uses his sharp sense of irony as a political weapon. In his hands, the subversive joke is the first small act of resistance." -- Billy Bragg

 

 

Comedian and social activist Barry Crimmins comes to Payomet for the second time on Sept 26th.  His first gig at the tent was ten years ago and this appearance will give him the chance to describe his journey before and since then.  Barry's career has included founding two comedy clubs in the Boston area in the 1980s and included performances by comedians Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Meaney, Jimmy Tingle and many others.  In the 1990s he became widely known for the crusade he waged against images of Children on the Internet.  Barry's life and work is located smack in the middle of comedy and social change.  His unique voice and life story is underlined by a new documentary about Barry, titled Call Me Lucky, directed by filmmaker and fellow comedian Bobcat Goldthwait.  Don't miss him at the tent on Saturday Sept 26th.  If you'd like to attend a Meet & Greet with Barry after the show at a local restaurant, please write info@payomet.org and we'll email you the details. 

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Call Me Lucky - Official Trailer - (2015)