Jimmy Tingle

I’m running for Lt Governor of Massachusetts to help shape, articulate, and deliver a message to voters about a Democratic Party which I believe is positive, progressive, and passionate. Learn More

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“For over 30 years I’ve been incredibly blessed to make a great living as a comedian and political satirist traveling the world and making people laugh, think and feel better. However, after three decades, I know in my heart I can do more.”

Self-Employed Humorist

Husband & Father

Producer, Writer

Knocking on Doors with Jimmy Tingle

Harvard Commencement Address

Humorist Jimmy Tingle running for lieutenant governor in Mass.

Read the full story here WBUR October 24, 2017

Barney Frank signs on with Jimmy Tingle’s political bid

The Boston Globe-Sep 28, 2017

Comedian Jimmy Tingle to run for Mass lieutenant governor

Read the full story here Metro US-Sep 25, 2017

Humorist Jimmy Tingle files papers to run for Massachusetts

Read the full story here Boston.com-Sep 22, 2017

A personal note on "Why government matters"

In December of 1987, after losing three friends to alcohol and drug related deaths, I called several detox centers and rehabs looking for help. At 32 years old, I felt like I was dying as well. Usually my calls were met with the typical response “we have no beds” “no rooms” “over booked” “there’s a waiting list’ or questions regarding insurance. Fortunately I called the Cambridge City Hospital and said to the gentleman who answered the phone “I need help.” His response was immediate and changed my life, “you called the right place.” I spent the next 7 days including Christmas at the Cambridge City Hospital. Got out, prayed a lot, moved to NY City to focus on stand up comedy and sobriety. A year later to the week, December 15th 1988, I appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The other guest was Bob Hope. I believe in miracles. I am entering politics in the midst of our current national and local substance abuse crisis in large part to ensure that whenever anyone in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts makes a call for help the answer will always be “you called the right place.”