Barry Crimmins is a man who has worn many hats in his life-peace activist, political satirist, stand-up comic, columnist, correspondent, and general iconoclastic agitator.
Bobcat Goldthwait made a documentary about Crimmins that pulls all these strings together, Call Me Lucky, released last fall. While Crimmins has focused on the written word in recent years, he's embarked on his stand-up "No Hero" Tour, landing at the Dead Crow Comedy Club in downtown Wilmington this weekend.
In some circles, Crimmins is best known for his successful campaign against internet child pornography in the 1990s. In others, he's known as the author of Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal. In the comedy world, he's a comedy club pioneer after founding The Ding Ho and Stitches in 1980s Boston.
Listen to Crimmins in a brief interview below, focused on his friendship with Howard Zinn (who awarded him The Conscience of Courage Award) and political comedy. Keep your eyes and ears out for an extended interview with Crimmins here on WHQR ahead of his arrival to the Port City.
You can also hear and read about Barry Crimmins all over the internet, including this interview with Terry Gross (along with Bobcat Goldthwait), this interview on Reply All, and this article in The New Yorker.