Cambridge Comedian Jimmy Tingle Makes Comic Sense

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Jimmy Tingle performs onstage. (Courtesy Jimmy Tingle)
Jimmy Tingle performs onstage. (Courtesy Jimmy Tingle)

Jimmy Tingle has a new comedy show that's now touring Cape Cod. Tingle is something of a local institution — a product of the Boston comedy boom of the 1980s, which brought us people like Dennis Leary, Paula Poundstone and Bobcat Goldthwait.

Tingle is a Cambridge native who often talks about his working-class Catholic roots. Over the decades, he's toured the country as a political humorist, writer, actor and filmmaker. He did commentaries for 60 Minutes II and MSNBC. And in 2010 he earned a master's degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

His latest show, which he'll perform Saturday night at the Payomet Center Performing Arts Center in Truro, is called "Making Comic Sense: An Evening of Comedy, Commentary and Conversation." Click here for a list of his upcoming shows.

WBUR's Anthony Brooks and Sacha Pfeiffer talk with Tingle about his brand of news commentary and political comedy.


Jimmy Tingle, comic producer, writer, actor and filmmaker. He tweets @JimmyTingle.

This segment aired on August 15, 2014.

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Anthony Brooks Senior Political Reporter
Anthony Brooks is WBUR's senior political reporter.


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Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.



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