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(Some Khaki)   Barry Crimmins, the father of Boston comedy, dies at age 64. Goodnight funnyman   ( vanyaland.com) divider line
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2018-03-01 01:34:30 PM  
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got worried for a second

 
2018-03-01 10:41:32 PM  
Boston Comedy?  Is that when you try to shoplift beer, beat the shiat out of an Asian, and then go on to star in Michael Bay movies?

/Ta-da!
//The Aristocrats!
 
2018-03-01 10:41:37 PM  
Take a listen to the interview he did with Marc Maron on the WTF? Podcast, which will be reposted shortly.

RIP
 
2018-03-01 10:42:15 PM  

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got worried for a second


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2018-03-01 10:47:34 PM  
One of his jokes got me my current job.
At a meet & greet with the officials here at UK, one came up to me and said:  "So, you're from Indiana, huh? Bet you think you're better than us hillbillies!"
I said:  "I was worried I wouldn't get an interview because I've been arrested in Kentucky before for smuggling books across state lines.  I got off on a technicality:  no one could PROVE they were books!"
His supervisor (a Kentuckian) laughed his head off.
I got the job.

/csb
/RIP funnyman
 
2018-03-01 11:09:15 PM  
He was very kind when he didn't have to be.

His wife is still fighting her cancer and if nothing else, please consider sharing her GoFundMe info.

Helen Crimmins GoFundMe
 
2018-03-01 11:14:07 PM  
See Call Me Lucky

Hard not to respect him after that insight to his history. He was funny and mean and sarcastic. Fark should be respecting that.
 
2018-03-01 11:41:01 PM  
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2018-03-01 11:47:43 PM  

shabu: See Call Me Lucky

Hard not to respect him after that insight to his history. He was funny and mean and sarcastic. Fark should be respecting that.


Didn't know him but watched that documentary because Bobcat was involved in it - yeah, one of those comedy pioneers - not a huge star name but admired by other comedians. Good doc but also a bit heavy, he was a victim of kiddie fiddling by his priest, iirc.
 
2018-03-02 01:52:21 AM  
Dang. Call Me Lucky was really interesting. Before that I didnt really know the guy but I was a Bobcat fan so I checked it out. Holy shiat that guy went on a one man crusade that got stuff done against the church. That part of his story was friggin incredible. Rest in peace, Crusader. You earned it.
 
2018-03-02 03:23:22 AM  

The Martian Manhandler: Take a listen to the interview he did with Marc Maron on the WTF? Podcast, which will be reposted shortly.

RIP


Be sure to skip the first 45 minutes, wherein Marc tells us about stamps.com, talks about his bowel movements, how he sexually disappointed whatever 20something he was farking and how great vinyl is.
 
2018-03-02 03:34:42 AM  
Aw, man....I'm bummed now. I was born about 15 years too late to take in the Boston comedy scene in it's heyday, but I found out about it's history and Barry Crimmins through the documentary When Stand Up Stood Out. (You can find it on YouTube) I have a copy of Crimmins' book from a book sale in a box somewhere.

Crimmins was more than just comedy, though - his crusade against child pornography helped make the internet a safer, better place, and protected so many children from exploitation.

He was also a brillant political satirist, and from everything I've heard and read just an all-around good person. A huge loss for comedy, and for human decency. I heartily recommend you check out not only the aforementioned When Standup Stood Out, but the documentary Call Me Lucky about Barry's crusade against internet child porn. His standup can also be found all over YouTube, as well as a show produced and sold by Louis CK titled Whatever Threatens You.

I'm going to go rewatch When Standup Stood Out while I wind down. RIP, Barry.
 
2018-03-02 06:48:53 AM  

TheThighsofTorgo: One of his jokes got me my current job.
At a meet & greet with the officials here at UK, one came up to me and said:  "So, you're from Indiana, huh? Bet you think you're better than us hillbillies!"
I said:  "I was worried I wouldn't get an interview because I've been arrested in Kentucky before for smuggling books across state lines.  I got off on a technicality:  no one could PROVE they were books!"
His supervisor (a Kentuckian) laughed his head off.
I got the job.

/csb
/RIP funnyman


I've used one of his jokes a few times, when criticizing the president and being asked why don't I leave: then I'd be a victim of his foreign policy.

Call me lucky is a case study in forgiveness. Holding onto your anger hurts you way more than the other party.
 
2018-03-02 07:09:11 AM  
Bobcat is ok though?

When I was 16 in 1990 I took a school trip to Boston. I remember sneaking into a comedy club and sitting in the back of the room laughing my ass off.   I also saw my first trans at the subway stop outside the old Boston Garden.   That's pretty much all I remember.
 
2018-03-02 08:28:43 AM  

likefunbutnot: The Martian Manhandler: Take a listen to the interview he did with Marc Maron on the WTF? Podcast, which will be reposted shortly.

RIP

Be sure to skip the first 45 minutes, wherein Marc tells us about stamps.com, talks about his bowel movements, how he sexually disappointed whatever 20something he was farking and how great vinyl is.


They usually cut out Marc's opening blathering when they repost interviews of the recently departed, or he'll record a short new introduction. Considering his personal relationship with Barry, I'd assume the latter.
 
2018-03-02 09:39:42 AM  
Had never heard of the guy; watched a few videos and found him good. It's sad, but everyone has to go. Maybe Sam Kineson will save him a nice place in the shade.

Now having watched the videos, "Krusty the Clown" suddenly starts to seem very familiar...
 
2018-03-02 09:49:27 AM  
It's long but worth the time

Joe Rogan Experience #679 - Barry Crimmins & Bobcat Goldthwait
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