Cambridge, MA-born Jimmy Tingle has a career spanning three decades, as a comedian, writer, actor, activist and entrepreneur. He rose up from the Boston comedy boom of the ‘80s, the scene that spawned Steven Wright, Denis Leary, Bobcat Goldthwait and Paula Poundstone. 

Tingle has produced several comedic and theatrical productions including Jimmy Tingle’s Uncommon Sense at the storied Hasty Pudding Theater at Harvard, which became the longest running one-person show in that theater’s history. He also wrote, produced and starred in his first documentary film “Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream” which aired on over 60 PBS affiliates. Other film credits include small roles in Larry David’s Clear HistoryChris Rock’s Head of State, Next Stop, Wonderland and Boondock Saints. He played himself in the International Emmy Award-winning documentary on arts censorship Damned in the USA.

The New York Times writes “more than comic wit, so cheerfully intelligent he makes his audience optimistic in the face of reality.” As seen on The Tonight Show, 60 Minutes, HBO and NPR, three-time “Best of Boston” Boston Magazine winner Jimmy Tingle takes us on a hilarious and soul-searching journey from his Cambridge roots as an aspiring comic and street performer to network television, Harvard University, and a run for public office.