Jeff Smith 1:30 p.m., May 2
Roy Zimmerman is an endangered species - a satirical songwriter. Yes, funny songs are everywhere, but Zimmerman’s hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs are also incisive calls to action, smart, savvy and undeniable. “He simultaneously inspires me and makes me laugh my ass off,” says comedian/author Paul Krassner.
Zimmerman’s Wake Up Call is ninety minutes of funny songs like “Abstain With Me” and “I Want a Marriage Like They Had In the Bible,” heartfelt songs like “Hope, Struggle and Change” and “I Approve This Message,” and impassioned comic commentary.
In thirteen albums over twenty years, his songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records, and he’s been profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered. His YouTube videos have amassed over seven million views, and he’s a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.
- When: Friday, January 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Cost: $20