At Crescendo, the Cape Symphony & Conservatory gala on May 10, we’re excited to have Jimmy Tingle as our emcee and auctioneer.
Jimmy Tingle is a humorist, commentator, and the founder of Humor for Humanity. The New York Times said that Jimmy is “so cheerfully intelligent he makes his audience optimistic in the face of reality. One comes away uplifted.” He was a 2018 candidate for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts and received 41.3% of the vote in the Massachusetts primary on September 4, 2018.
Jimmy 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’s 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.
Jimmy has appeared in several documentary 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, written and produced by Jimmy and directed by Vincent Straggas.
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.