Louis C.K. Releases Barry Crimmins’s First Standup Special ‘Whatever Threatens You’

crimmins_whatever_threatens_youBarry Crimmins’s first standup special is now available thanks to Louis C.K. Titled Whatever Threatens You, the special was filmed in Lawrence, Kansas over the summer, and C.K. is credited as a producer and director. Here’s an excerpt from C.K.’s description of the special:

When I started out in the clubs in Boston, Barry was one of the Titans. One of the great comics of the time and he was singularly responsible for fostering a massive standup comedy scene in Boston that begat some of the best comedians of the last 35 years.

Most importantly, Barry is hilarious and brilliant.

A lot of comedians fall into categories or clusters but I’ve never seen what Barry does repeated anywhere. He has an approach to American life, American leadership and the people here and where we have been and where we are headed and why we do what we do that just blows me away.

I think that his comedic voice is essential. That’s why I made his special.

Whatever Threatens You is available for $5 on C.K.’s website. Crimmins was also the focus of Bobcat Goldthwait’s 2015 documentary Call Me Lucky; check out our interview with him here.

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