Lately, Barry Crimmins has been most visible as a standup comedian...but actually, he's much more. He's worked as an activist, a satirist, an author, a writer for Air America radio, and is the subject of a documentary titled "Call Me Lucky." He's in the area this weekend to tape a comedy special at the Lawrence Arts Center. Last week, Crimmins talked with KPR's Laura Lorson about the upcoming show, and about his role in the comedy scene in Boston in the 1980s. As the owner of two comedy clubs...the Ding Ho and Stitches...he was center-stage for the rise of some of the most well-known comics of the 80s and 90s. He says that being so embedded in comedy club culture, it took an outsider to point out just how special the scene was:
Comedian Barry Crimmins is scheduled to perform two shows at the Lawrence Arts Center tomorrow (SAT) night, at 7 pm and at 9:30 pm. Both shows are completely sold out, but the performances are being taped for a direct-to-web special produced by Louis CK. For more information, visit the Lawrence Arts Center website and BarryCrimmins.com.