Monday, October 27, 2014

Bill Maher: Meet Roy Zimmerman

Roy Zimmerman CD You Are Getting Sleepy
by Catherine Giordano

Roy Zimmerman is a humorist and satirist, just as Bill Maher is, except Zimmerman does his stand-up in song as he accompanies himself on the guitar.

Zimmerman is brilliant. His satire is spot on. His comedic timing is superb. His expressive face adds as much to his presentation as his hilarious words. His targets are politics, religion, and the unholy mix of politics and religion.  If Bill Maher ever wants an opening act for his performances, he should get Roy Zimmerman.

Right now, Zimmerman is doing his “Blue Dot” tour. If you have a chance to see him, grab it. You absolutely must see him perform in person. You can find Roy Zimmerman’s schedule here: Blue Dot Tour.  

If Zimmerman is appearing anywhere near your area and you can offer him a venue, contact him. He may be able to squeeze in a performance for you. He did that for the Orlando Humanist Association on Sunday, October 26, 2014. He left my throat raw from laughing, and my hands red from clapping.  

Here is a video clip to give you a taste.


If you can’t see Roy Zimmerman in person, the next best thing is to get one of his CD’s—there are quite a few. The song in the above video is in this CD: You are Getting Sleepy.

P.S.: Is there a documentarian out there who would like to film Zimmerman’s next tour? I would buy that video and a few more to give as gifts.

Compare Roy Zimmerman to Bill Maher in this video clip. This clip is of the New Rules segment titled “Sam’s Flubs.” Maher also aims his barbs at people who vote Republican. In this segment from the October 24, 2014 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher (episode 333) Maher focuses on the race for Governor in Kansas between Sam Brownback ® and Paul Davis (D). Maher shows how Brownback’s governorship has been a train wreck for Kansas, and wonders how this could possibly be a close race. (If you live in Kansas, please, please, go out and vote for Davis.)

You can read my complete review and recap of the 10/24/14 “Real Time with Bill Maher here: “Prophets and Wingnuts.”
Bill Maher’s Guests #333 October 24, 2014
Dr. Cornel West: Professor at Union Theological Seminary, philosopher, activist, socialist and author. His most recent book is Black Prophetic Fire.
Chloe Maxmin: Activist, environmentalist 
James Risen: Pulitzer prize winning journalist at the New York Times, author of a new book, Pay Any Price: Greed Power and Endless War
John Avlon: Journalist, political commentator, editor in chief of The Daily Beast, and author of several books. His newest book is Wingnuts: Extremism in the Age of Obama
Mary Matalin: Republican political consultant and author of several books. Her newest book is co-authored with James Carville Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home