July - July

The Who's Tommy

Book by Des McAnuff and Peter Townsend
Music and Lyrics by Peter Townsend
Additional Music by John Entwistle and Keith Moon

Back by popular demand!

An evening of social, political, and autobiographical humor from Three Time Best of Boston winner, and WHAT favorite, Jimmy Tingle.

Topical, Timeless, Tingle! 

Jimmy Tingle’s performances this summer support the Larry Arrick and April Shawhan Fund for Emerging Artists at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.  Founded in 2022 by Jimmy Tingle to honor of his friend and collaborator, the late theater director and educator Larry Arrick, this fund supports early career experiences for promising young theater artists, a cause dear to Larry, and his wife April Shawhan.

Jimmy Tingle is a comedian, commentator, actor and the founder of Humor for Humanity. He was a 2018 democratic candidate for Lt Governor of Massachusetts. He is a graduate of UMASS Dartmouth and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where he earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He was the graduate school commencement speaker at Harvard graduation for the class of 2010.

He has worked as a humorist and commentator for 60 Minutes II and MSNBC and has appeared on The Tonight Show, CNN, Conan O’Brien, Fresh Air with Terry Gross and in his own HBO half-hour comedy special. He recently made a cameo appearance with Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep on HBO.

Theatrical credits include writing, performing and producing several one-person shows including Uncommon Sense; Jimmy Tingle for President- The Funniest campaign in History and Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream.

He has appeared in several documentaries films including Damned in the USA; America with the Top Down; When Stand up Stood Out; Call Me Lucky directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream which Jimmy wrote and produced. It was directed by Vincent Straggas of Flag Day Productions.

Feature film work includes Next Stop Wonderland; Boondock Saints; Head of State starring Chris Rock and Clear History starring Larry David.

Tingle has the rare distinction of winning Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” in the “stand-up comedy” category and for “best alternative theater” as the producer and artistic director of Jimmy Tingle’s OFF BROADWAY Theater in Somerville.

He is the founder of a new social enterprise entitled “Humor for Humanity” which aspires to raise spirits, funds and awareness for nonprofits, charities and social causes through his work as a comedian, emcee and auctioneer.

His latest film  “Jimmy Tingle’s 20/20 Vision: Why would a comedian run for office?” is a funny, thought provoking and hopeful look at contemporary life and politics through the experience of comedian, commentator and candidate for LT Governor of Massachusetts, Jimmy Tingle. The show will help answer the question “why would a comedian run for office” as it illuminates the campaign of Jimmy Tingle with passion, purpose and a sense of humor. The stage show was recorded at Harvard’s Sanders Theater on 2/29/2020 and developed into a documentary during the Covid lockdown of 2020. The film will be released in 2021 on a date and platform TBD.


July 31 – August 3, 2023
7:30 PM

“Mr. Tingle brings so much energy and personal warmth to this nonstop performance that one comes away from it strangely uplifted. He reveals often mortifying absurdities in virtually everything that comes to his attention… Yet he is so cheerfully intelligent that he makes his audience optimistic in the face of appalling reality.” – The New York Times