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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Chicago native Jimmy Dore burst onto the city's booming comedy club scene of the late 1980s before relocating to Los Angeles in the mid-90s. Today the comedian-cum-social gadfly has become a potent political voice whose funny and caustic critiques of Wall Street, the military industrial complex, Big Pharma, political operatives and mainstream media has earned him over 200 million views on YouTube.

"I do a show in my garage. I'm a nightclub jag-off comedian," Dore says with a laugh, calling from California. "I actually have a following because people are hungry for the truth. I'm giving people something they can't get anywhere else."

Even with a DIY operation, Dore wields a mighty megaphone. His syndicated radio program "The Jimmy Dore Show" is carried nationwide on the Pacifica Network. Dore's YouTube channel features new videos on an almost daily basis as well as a weekly live-stream. His live performances sell out theaters across the country.

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Per the article ...

"It's like a live version of 'The Daily Show' when Jon Stewart did it, if Jon Stewart wasn't a millionaire and it wasn't funded by a huge corporation," he says. "We certainly tell more hard truths and we're just as funny.

On his show, Dore has joked that he is "the head of the toxic left." Indeed, he doesn't pull his political punches. As a progressive, he focuses a harsh light on the Democratic establishment.

"We make fun of politicians, and mostly we make fun of the politicians that we can have the most influence on, which is the Democrats," Dore says.

"I'm very popular with people who are actual progressives, and ironically I'm popular with people on the right because they like that I tell the truth about the Democrats. But I'm not actually popular with the Democrats, which suits me just fine."


I totally understand what Jimmy Dore is doing, and people who oppose Trump and retrograde Republican policies should not be afraid of voices like Jimmy Dore who will challenge Democrats and liberals.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-14 08:15 AM | Reply

Per the article ...

As a kid, Dore lived on Chicago's Southwest Side near 50th Street and Lawler Avenue, "a stone's throw from Midway Airport." Vittum Park was a half block from his family's home.

He grew up with 11 siblings in a sprawling Polish-Irish Catholic family. Money was tight. The young Dore drank powdered milk and wore hand-me-down shoes. It was an experience that instilled a sense of empathy for the struggles of the working-class.

... Dore has been involved in numerous projects. He's starred in two Comedy Central specials and performed in the off-Broadway show "The Marijuana-Logues." He's written the book "Your Country Is Just Not That Into You" and did a stint on the political commentary show "The Young Turks."

He credits various online platforms for enabling comedians to connect directly with their fans. "I think comedy is booming again because of podcasts and YouTube," he says.


I like this Jimmy Dore guy.

#2 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-14 08:21 AM | Reply

The guy is spot on. His takes on politics and his observations on the state of the country are irrefutable.

#3 | Posted by dxlingr at 2019-08-14 04:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Lets hear it for Jimmy Dore, everybody!

*applause*

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-15 10:13 AM | Reply

Watch Jimmy on the Joe Rogan podcast. Go find it.

#5 | Posted by dxlingr at 2019-08-15 11:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Jimmy Dore Show: Tulsi shuts down MSNBC Host in mid smear
youtu.be
[9:04]

Sick and tired of endless war?

Here's what corporate media tries to do with anyone who goes against the Military Industrial Complex.

Big kudos to Tulsi -- I like this woman!

#6 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-15 01:40 PM | Reply

Big kudos to Tulsi -- I like this woman!

#6 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF

I do too.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-08-15 01:57 PM | Reply

Watch Jimmy on the Joe Rogan podcast. Go find it.

#5 | POSTED BY DXLINGR

Found it, watched it, in-FREAKING-credible!

Joe Rogan Experience #1078 - Jimmy Dore
www.youtube.com
[2:50:38]

#8 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-15 08:31 PM | Reply

Another round of applause for Jimmy Dore!

*applause*

#9 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-16 09:44 AM | Reply

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