I had a lot of fun with this interview last week talking about politics & my “humor for humanity” campaign.
Our Campaign heads to The New Center for the Arts in Newton, Mass this Thursday night to help raise spirits, funds and awareness for their great community center & theater.
That’s one big difference between the Tingle campaign and a conventional presidential campaign, we are helping to raise money for non profits and charities who are already doing great work. Even if I am not elected it’s already a Win/Win/Win !!!!
Check our calendar for other performance dates!
I just did this short radio interview with the NPR, Cape Cod and Islands, Radio station WCAI. He plays a clip of my mother talking about me starting off in comedy.
It was also a lot of fun talking to DJ Dan Trittle about our film playing this weekend on Martha’s Vineyard and going back to school at Kennedy School of Government after being away so long.
I told him in this interview I honestly didn’t know if I would be able to make it academically, especially after the first summer school test.
I’m in Statistics class on our first summer school exam and 45 minutes into the test the professor says “OK class we are approximately half way through the exam, you should be about halfway through the 20 test questions. I look at my paper and I’m on question 3. All I could think of was “what am I doing at Graduate School at Harvard?”
Thanks to all of you who caught the film on PBS WGBH Boston last Saturday night and to all of you who came to the New Hampshire Film Festival last weekend.
We had a full house for the screening of the film in Portsmouth, NH and a great panel the following day with comedians and film makers from around the US. The panel consisted of myself, Tommy Chong, Juston McKinney, T.J. Miller, Jeff Tomsic, Adam Jones with Rae Dawn Chong moderating.
Got to meet and hang of with a comedy legend Tommy Chong of “Cheech and Chong” and his daughter Rae Dawn Chong who did a fantastic job moderating the panel discussion.
Tommy’s a great guy- really funny, extremely knowlable about the business of comedy and could not have been more complimenatary about our film.
He raved on and on about the film and about my live performance to the point where I wondered to myself “is the film that good or is this just the long terms effects of pot in action?”
Either way we’ll take the compliments and Tommy’s new friendship with it.
Thanks Tommy & Rae and all the Folks who put the NH Film Festival together- GREAT WORK and THANK YOU ALL for having us !
Below are some photos from the festival.
Thanks & Talk Soon
Photo credits: PT Sullivan PT35mm.com
I am very grateful the American “hikers” have been released by the Iranian government after posting $500,000 “bail”. But I do have one question- of all the places in the world to go “hiking” what made them choose the border between Iraq and Iran?
Where they just sitting around one night when the topic came up? “You know Josh, I feel like going for a hike.”
“Really? Sounds cool, where should we go?”
“How about he Appalachian Trail? No”
“Yellow Stone National Park? Nah”
“The Canadian Rockies? No, no, no. “
“I was thinking more like the border between Iraq and Iran.
It should be really peaceful there sometime over the next 200 years.”
My advice to Americans considering exotic “hikes”, try the Blue Hills of Greater Boston. They’re stunning.
The town lines of Milton and Canton intersect with Randolph.
From the peak of 500 feet, on a clear day, you can see Quincy.
Of course it’s not without risk.
You have to drive on Boston’s “treacherous” Southeast expressway to get there.
Sometimes I wonder if Christ was here today and running for public office would the Christians vote for him?
Imagine Jesus at a press conference being peppered with questions about the issues of the day.
“Mr. Christ, the crime rate is out of control, the murder rate is through the roof, drive by shootings and gang warfare are rampant- what are your views toward the death penalty?”
Christ looks down, tilts his head to one side, brings his feet together and stretches his arms out wide into the “crucifix” position- mimicking him on the cross.
He holds the “crucified “ pose for a full minute while the crowd of onlookers and reporters uncomfortably stare, gasp, snap pictures and record it on their phones.
People tweet the media and text their friends that candidate Jesus has “flipped his lid” is “out of touch”, “soft on crime” and obviously far too irresponsible to represent “the people”.
But seriously what would Christ say about the state having the power over life and death?
Think about that -the state having the power over life and death.
The people who run the registry of motor vehicles in charge of the electric chair?
Some guy’s been on death row for 12 years he finally get’s up the electric chair – the warden looks at him and says “I’m sorry Mr. Jones but you’re in the wrong line”.
You need to go home, get a birth certificate, a copy of your registration, 2 pictures Id’s and come back and get into the line marked “unpaid tickets, license renewal, and executions.”
“Gladly” says the inmate.
Jimmy Tingle takes on the tough issues in this wide-ranging interview with David Weidner, including immigration, gay marriage, the BP oil spill, China’s economy and more.