The New Yorker: Barry Crimmins’s Life-Changing Comedy
Thursday, August 6, 2015
The centrality of comedy to American cultural and intellectual life—from “The Daily Show” to “Louis” to “WTF” to “Inside Amy Schumer” and beyond—has everything to do with the fearlessness of its best practitioners. Last week, the Friars Club hosted a screening of “Call Me Lucky,” a documentary that comes out tomorrow, about the brilliant comedian Barry Crimmins, a cornerstone of the truth-teller comedy tradition who helped launch the Boston standup scene in the eighties, became its instigator and its conscience, and then, in the nineties, made a surprising and personal revelation onstage that changed the course of his life. ... read more at link below.