The Final Daft
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Sully- Just a quick note to explain that I am not actually coming out of retirement.
When I quit standup almost four years ago, I had assurances of freelance work from several editors and producers. Within six months each one of my front-office pals had been fired or laid off or bought out or summarily executed (mostly Newscorp employees). Any freelance work that became available after these, uh, workplace transitions went first to the now former editors and producers. This provided the corporate news biz with a way to keep former employees from spilling the beans on just how slimy things have become in America's newsrooms.
To make matters worse, Huffington Post came along and turned the entire internet into a volunteer writing zone. How very liberal! They said paying writers was not a "financial model" they would use. When it comes to financial models, Kunta Kinte is more of what Arianna has in mind.
After I whittled down the enormous nest egg I'd built up as a leftwing satirist who appeared mostly at rallies, picket lines and other fundraisers for a standard fee of zero percent off the top, the lack of paid work began to catch up with me. In the form of abject poverty. Fortunately I had placed a loophole in my original announcement of retirement. I said that I'd be happy to come back to do fundraisers for old friends who had fallen upon hard times.
And so I am not so much coming out of retirement as I am preparing to do a series of fundraisers for my oldest, dearest and most worthy friend: me.
They start this Friday night at Mottley's in Boston at 8 pm. Joining me will be the brilliantly hilarious Erin Judge and the ever unpredictable and always uproariously funny Dennis Perrin. This show is so good we're also doing it again on Saturday night at 8pm.
With apologies for any confusion that has resulted from talk of an actual comeback and advance thanks for publicizing the fundraisers,
Barry Crimmins returns to the stage @
Mottley's Comedy Club
61 Chatham St, Boston, MA
Fri 11/05/2010 & Sat 11/06/2010 8pm each night
For tickets by Phone call 877-548-3237
To purchase tickets online please click here