Jimmy Tingle


Finally A Candidate We Can Laugh With

Comedian, film maker, and former “60 Minutes II” humorist, Jimmy Tingle has created another hilarious, thought-provoking and politically charged one man show, Jimmy Tingle for President 2012 : The Funniest Campaign in History.

The show underlines his passion, sense of humor and creative thinking on every issue the next president must grapple with from alternative energy to immigration to homeland security and the national debt. Despite the seriousness of the issues confronting America and the world, Jimmy Tingle for President is The Funniest Campaign in History.

Jimmy Tingle is regarded as one of the top social and political humorists in America. He has worked as a stand-up comic, producer, writer, actor, filmmaker and commentator from the early 1980’s to the present day.

“More than comic wit… so cheerfully intelligent he makes his audience optimistic in the face of appalling reality.” – The New York Times

Tingle worked for two seasons with “60 Minutes II” on CBS as the humorist/commentator in the Andy Rooney spot. He’s been seen as a contributor and satirist for MSNBC and has appeared on The Tonight Show, CNN, Conan O’Brien, as well as his own HBO comedy special. He has also been a guest on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and was the US correspondent on The Strategic Humor Initiative with Sir David Frost and The BBC.

In 2010, Tingle earned a master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and was selected to give the graduate address at Harvard’s 2010 commencement ceremony. Read his full bio here.