“Helen [Crimmins] here with sad news…Barry passed peacefully yesterday with Bobcat and I. He would want everyone to know that he cared deeply about mankind and wants you to carry on the good fight. Peace.”
Comedian, satirist, activist, and all around a shining beacon of a human being, Barry Crimmins not only set a path for comedians to find their way in Boston over several decades, but also took action beyond his comedic truth that he always spoke to power (a rare thing for a comedian to do).
So, if you haven’t already, take some time to watch/listen to his one hour special Whatever Threatens You, the Bobcat Goldthwait documentary about Barry’s fight against Internet child abuse Call Me Lucky, and anything else you can find to honor Barry’s life, works, and memory.