JFL Northwest 2017 Announces Line-Up with Sarah Silverman, Trevor Noah, Tom Segura, My Favorite Murder, Jon Dore, Barry Crimmins
If you’re in Vancouver in February, you would be doing yourself a big favor by going to JFL Northwest.
Just look at that line-up stacked with some of the best from around the country as well as local to Vancouver.
Tickets go on sale at 10AM PST this Friday, December 2nd right here.
Barry Crimmins’ First Stand Up Special “Whatever Threatens You” Now Available at LouisCK.net
As Louis CK wrote in his e-mail announcing the release of his special, many comedians that started out in Boston see Barry Crimmins as a sort of godfather in the Boston comedy scene.
You’ve might have heard of Crimmins from the much lauded, powerful documentary, Call Me Lucky, by Bobcat Goldthwait. He is also held in such hard regard in Boston comedy for so many years. In fact, it’s almost crazy to think that this is his first live comedy special.
CK adds, “Barry is a legend. A great mind, an author and activist and political satirist. He has been an important voice of passion and reason since the 1970s. He has stood before thousands of audiences of every size and type and told them the truth with wit and wisdom, with anger and compassion. Barry was a towering example to me when I started doing standup at age 18. He fostered the comedy scene that I cut my teeth on and later became my friend. More than all of that, I am his fan. I love his voice. He makes me laugh. He’s always right. There has NEVER been another comic like him.”
Barry Crimmins, the Subject of “Call Me Lucky”, Is Getting His Own Stand-Up Special Through Louis C.K.
“Then there’s guys like Barry Crimmins,15 who is a political satirist from the ’80s. I’m actually shooting a stand-up special for him that I’m producing and putting on my website. Barry’s a great voice from the past who’s still kicking.”
Louis C.K. will now be giving Barry more of that spotlight as he’ll be shooting a comedy special and releasing it through louisck.net.
If you’ve seen the doc, you should be more than intrigued at what Crimmins has to say about the world today.
Bobcat Goldthwait’s “Call Me Lucky” Now on Netflix
If you didn’t get a chance to catch this on the festival circuit or in limited release, now’s a great chance to catch up on one of Bobcat Goldthwait’s most important films.
The story of firebrand comedian turned activist, and an effective one at that, Barry Crimmins gets deftly told by Bobcat in his documentary Call Me Lucky.
Bobcat Goldthwait’s Latest Film “Call Me Lucky” Tells The Story of Firebrand Comedian Turned Social Justice Activist Barry Crimmins
Not only is Barry Crimmins a comedian whose voice inspired the voices of many comedian that you’ve probably enjoyed over the last few decades like Steven Wright, Bobcat Goldthwait, Paula Poundstone, Denis Leary, and more, but he has also made himself into a very successful activist for numerous causes over those same decades.
Goldthwait, a now acclaimed director and comedian, has captured his captivating story in a documentary called Call Me Lucky that has garnered praise all along the film festival circuit.
See for yourself why you should read up on Crimmins in this trailer and then watch this movie on Aug. 7th when it hits theaters.