Reviews / References
On behalf of the AANE Board of Directors, Gala Committee, Staff and mostly me, I wanted to thank you once again for your fantastic performance at our Gala this past weekend at The Black Falcon Cruise Pier. You did an amazing job keeping the level of excitement, entertainment and fun up throughout the speakers, Live Auction and Fund-A-Need; while working so hard to bring in every penny from a group that was a times a bit challenging. Thank you again for your support of our efforts and your high level of professionalism and creativity.
Jimmy Tingle served as the Roast Master at our 2015 signature fundraiser. His energy, comedic talent, and commitment to giving back was on full display at our annual benefit gala, where he emceed and helped raise spirits, awareness, and thousands of dollars to support our mission to provide equitable access to healthcare and social services for those in need! The guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening! He was a delight to work with and we thank him for a job well done.
– Frederica M. Williams, President and CEO, Whittier Street Health Center, April 20, 2015
I got a lot of positive feedback about the event, and particularly how much they enjoyed your performance. My only fear is that it was so much fun, my Board will want to do it AGAIN next year! Keep fighting the good fight!
– Claire L. Galkowski, Executive Director, South Shore Recycling Cooperative, March 31, 2015
MASC hosted Jimmy Tingle for our 2014-2015 Joint State Convention with the state school superintendents. As highly anticipated as he was before he took the stage, he walked off to a standing ovation…His event was the highest rated session at the convention. Our membership is diverse racially, ethnically, culturally, linguistically, and economically and Jimmy shook the house with laughter across the board. He was timely, relevant and accessible to the whole audience…there are very few people out there who can deliver a first-class production that is as clean as it is brilliantly satirical, sharp witted and satisfying to a broad audience. I would recommend him without reservation as one of the safest bets that you can make to draw registrants, fill the room, win over the audience, and demonstrate respect for your members…
– Glenn Koocher, Executive Director, MA Association of School Committees, March 12, 2015
We were pleased to host Jimmy Tingle at Colby last February. The crowd of about 300 alumni, students, faculty and staff laughed until tears rolled from their eyes. Jimmy touched on a host of hot button issues…but never shocked, never offended. It was smart, tasteful humor that we all appreciated…It was a solid performance, and we look forward to bringing Jimmy back to campus in the near future.
– Daniel M. Shea, Ph.D, Director, Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Colby College
March 12, 2015
A big thank you, Jimmy, for the tremendous job you did to make our audience feel good about raising their hand to donate to the Women’s Bar Foundation. We rely on the proceeds from our annual Comedy Night to fund our pro bono legal programs and you were masterful in helping us exceed our fundraising expectations for the evening. Not only was the audience jumping at the chance to bid during our auction, but they were howling with laughter as you encouraged them to step up and donate to a great cause. This was our most successful event to date and we have you to thank!
– Patricia E. Comfort, Executive Director, Women’s Bar Foundation, February 9, 2015
Mr. Tingle has served as auctioneer for our agency’s Possible Dreams Auction for the past two years and has done a phenomenal job. Mr. Tingle works hard to understand the entity he is working on behalf of and gives his all day-of at the event. He is obviously quite funny and knows how to get a crowd bidding and laughing at the same time…he will work tirelessly to make it work for you and it is always a great time. I look forward to working with Jimmy more in the future and highly recommend you do the same!
– Nell Coogan, Director of Development & Community Relations,
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, Inc., August 22, 2014
“A big thank you to you and your team. Jimmy Tingle was hilarious! It came at the perfect time Many thanks again for the fun and creative event!”
“More than comic wit…so cheerfully intelligent he makes his audience optimistic in the face of appalling reality. It takes a serious and well intentioned man to make one laugh to such good effect.”
“Outstanding! I would highly recommend you to any organization looking for a little comic relief.”
“We wanted funny. We wanted smart. We wanted personable and professional. We got what we wanted and more when we hired Jimmy Tingle.”
Mitchell Burman, President and Founder, Analytics Operations Engineering,
June 19, 2009
“Topical, clean and terrifically funny! If ‘laughter is the best medicine’, Jimmy’s the doctor. Chosen for our first ‘Red, White & Blue’ fundraiser, Jimmy provided our league with a secure future! If your group needs to raise several thousand dollars, call Jimmy Tingle!”
Judie Muggia and the Winchester League of Women Voters Committee,
“The feedback was excellent; I would highly recommend Jimmy Tingle as an emcee for any corporate event.”
Todd Spiczenski, Vice President, Credit Union National Association,
Jimmy’s insights into the ways in which the world works – or not – and his bold ideas for how to fix things kept our entire company laughing. His intelligent and at times surreal humor was perfect for a bright, engaged, and quick-thinking audience. An evening with Jimmy was the perfect way to celebrate our company’s achievements, and weeks later we’re still laughing about what he said.
Robert Seliger, CEO and Co-Founder of Sentillion… February, 2010
“The Habitat for Humanity 2009 fundraising gala ended the evening with comedian Jimmy Tingle. We hoped that our guests would leave on a very high note and they did. Jimmy was witty, funny, topical and connected immediately with the audience. Jimmy, thank you for your very entertaining contribution to the success and fun of our event.”
Elaine Latino, Habitat for Humanity–MetroWest/Greater Worcester
“An uncommon comic, Jimmy Tingle is smart, quick-witted, clean and yes, wickedly funny. He made our C4RJ benefit a rousing success. Don’t miss him!”
Barbara Chase, President, Communities for Restorative Justice, Concord MA September, 2009
“Your performance was the perfect close to our business meeting…….smart, witty and refreshing, and appreciated by all.”
Frank O’Callaghan, Executive Vice President, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. April, 2009
“The show you did was PERFECT. So appropriate, smart and funny.
Thank you for a great time!”
Judy Mastrocola, Special Projects, Leonard Florence Center for Living, Chelsea, MA 02155 May, 2009
“There isn’t a lot of sense out there these days. Jimmy Tingle’s sense, and sense of humor, is indeed uncommon…”
“No Cheap Shots, Just “Sense.” Jimmy Tingle’s one-man show doesn’t capitalize on political crisis;
Instead his uplifting Uncommon Sense draws honest laughs.”
“Uncommonly Good !!!”
Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway Theater – WINNER: The 2006 Powderhouse Award for Business Neighbor of the Year.
“We were hoping to provide a night of uplifting entertainment for our scholarship fundraiser and decided a comedy night would be a unique event. Jimmy Tingle played to a sold-out 550 seat auditorium and the audience loved him! We are still getting rave reviews weeks later and our scholarship is secure for years to come. We highly recommend him to anyone and everyone! A great comedian and a great guy!”
Maureen Palermo and Mary Ann Hatem Event Chairs for the Daniel C. Palermo Scholarship Fund
“Jimmy Tingle was the surprise guest for my husband’s 60th birthday party at our home. Not only was he hilarious, but he charmed and mingled with the guests after performing. It was, without a doubt, our best party ever! Our friends are complaining that we set the bar too high for any future events!”
Private Party, June 2009