This week I thought I would share a throwback clip to when I was getting started out in Comedy as a street performer in Harvard Square.
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Transcript – Please note, this Transcript is AI Generated. It has not had the discerning ears of a real human to edit it, as such, there are bound to be a few errors
Jimmy Tingle 0:05
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Jimmy Tingle 3:01
When I first started doing stand up comedy back in the early 1980s I didn’t work beautiful places like this. I did Gong shows open mic nights talent contests. I actually did street performer when I first started, and I had met my friends there was a fine line between street performing and simply being drunk in public. But I love stand up comedy so much I go up to Harvard Square in the middle of the day. Hey everybody, my name is Jimmy tingle. I’m an aspiring comedian. I’d like to try out a few jokes on you would that be okay? Yeah. All right. Beautiful. I’ve only been doing comedy a couple of years last summer drove cross country broke a few rules driving next thing you know big Sheriff pulls us over. What’s the story power? Why did you just run that red light? Honestly, I didn’t see you Sheriff What are you a wise guy you got a license? Well of course I have a license I show him the license. He looks at a license looks at me looks at the license looks at me. Doesn’t look like you. Well, let me see. You’re right. It’s not me. You got the wrong guy.
Jimmy Tingle 4:17
They love that in the Midwest. A couple of years ago I actually performed in Europe just like to say excellent country. You know what’s nice about being in Cambridge you actually get that joke
Jimmy Tingle 4:38
I’ve been trying to get in shape my friends say you want to get in shape man. Just lift weights lift weights. I’m saying lift weights what for? Those things that heavy. People were telling me to jog get out there and jog Jimmy jog, jog jog. If you can jog one mile, you could jump the Boston Marathon. Calm down. I drive 26 miles that I pulled over to take a leak
Jimmy Tingle 5:12
I read an article in the newspaper a couple of weeks ago about beer is it that beer was actually considered a food? I was like yes, people thought I was an alcoholic. Calm down, I’m hungry and in the middle of my set, this woman comes up to me she says young man, young man, I think what you do out here in Harvard Square is very interesting talking to total strangers like this, but I do not think you should subject everybody to it. And she was absolutely correct. Okay, Miss, I got one more joke. One more joke, and then I’m out of here. I was thinking about doing a triathlon. Then they told me what it was. I guess what you’re gonna do is you got to swim two miles. Then ride your bike to Maine. I guess then you run home. I was thinking about it. I said, I’ll think I’ll try my own triathlon, the Jimmy tingled triathlon. Now what you do here is you take a cab to Fenway Park. You sit in the bleachers you eat or drink whatever you want. you root for the other team. Then you run home