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Barry Crimmins

  • Birthplace: Kingston, New York
  • Birthday: July 03
Date of passing: 
February 28, 2018

Obituary

Obituary: 

Barry Crimmins was an American stand-up comedian, political satirist, and author.

A veteran of the 1980s Boston stand-up comedy scene alongside fellow comedians Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone and Kevin Meaney, Crimmins also founded the Boston comedy clubs Stitches and Ding Ho.

Crimmins’s satirical writing and comedy routines have focused through the years on the need for political and social change. In the 1990s, he led a crusade against images of child abuse on the Internet, calling for police investigation of Internet service providers.

Barry Crimmins was an American stand-up comedian, political satirist, and author.

A veteran of the 1980s Boston stand-up comedy scene alongside fellow comedians Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone and Kevin Meaney, Crimmins also founded the Boston comedy clubs Stitches and Ding Ho.

Crimmins’s satirical writing and comedy routines have focused through the years on the need for political and social change. In the 1990s, he led a crusade against images of child abuse on the Internet, calling for police investigation of Internet service providers.

His television appearances include The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Joe Rogan Experience, and Conan.

Crimmins's life and work in comedy and politics were the subject of a documentary entitled Call Me Lucky, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.

Crimmins died February 28, 2018, in Syracuse, New York. He was 64.

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