ⓘ Barry Crimmins

Barry Crimmins

ⓘ Barry Crimmins

Barry Crimmins was an American stand-up comedian and political satirist. He was the author of Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal.

Crimmins founded two comedy clubs, The Ding Ho and Stitches, in the 1980s in Boston. Shows at these clubs, produced by Crimmins, included performances by comedians Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Meaney, Jimmy Tingle and many others.

Crimminss life and work in comedy and politics are the subject of a documentary called Call Me Lucky 2015 directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.

In January 2018, Crimmins was diagnosed with cancer and said that the diagnosis is "not very well". He died of the disease one month later on February 28, 2018, in Syracuse, New York at the age of 64.


1. Other websites

  • Barry Crimmins on IMDb
  • "Strange Bedfellows: Comedy and Politics". Retrieved March 11, 2014.
  • "Barry Crimmins: Kill the Messenger". Retrieved March 11, 2014.