11 Facts About Barry Crimmins


Barry Francis Crimmins was an American stand-up comedian, political satirist, activist, author, Air America Radio writer and correspondent, and comedy club owner.


In 1979, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Barry Crimmins co-founded The Ding Ho Comedy Club, at a Chinese Restaurant near Inman Square.


Barry Crimmins' satirical writing and comedy routines focused on the need for political and social change.


Barry Crimmins received the "Peace Leadership Award" from Boston Mobilization for Survival, and was honored by Community Works with the "Artist for Social Change Award" for his years of activism.


Barry Crimmins was featured on the podcast WTF with Marc Maron in 2013, discussing his personal life and career as a political activist and his role in the Boston comedy scene.


Barry Crimmins was featured in a number of film and television appearances, including When Stand Up Stood Out, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion.


Barry Crimmins's articles were regularly published in the Boston Phoenix among other publications.

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Barry Crimmins began to expose online pedophilia in the 1990s, when he lived in Lakewood, Ohio.


In 2016, Barry Crimmins endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States during the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries.


Barry Crimmins was married to Helen Barry Crimmins, a photographer and font designer in August 2017 in Chicago.


Barry Crimmins died of cancer on February 28,2018, in Syracuse at the age of 64.