Tingle, however, that date marked the official culmination of a cherished, virtually lifelong dream of his--becoming an astronaut.
I've been working with a few of America's best contractors in the quest to build a new rocket that will carry people and cargo safely and reliably to and from the International Space Station," explained Tingle.
With great pride, anticipation and excitement, Tingle has joined the elite ranks of the men and women working for NASA who probe the mysteries of the heavens, making immense sacrifices to serve this nation in a necessary but hazardous capacity.
Tingle remembers that extraordinary day, June 29, 2009, very well.
A Heathers-esque dark comedy, Tingle boasts Oscar-nominated British actress Helen Mirren (probably best known to American audiences for her work as detective Jane Tennison in PBS's Prime Suspect miniseries) ks a viciously belittling teacher who is tied up--literally--by desperate students.
TINGLE AND THE ALIEN EAR-PULLERS IN THE FACULTY ARE JUST THE TIP OF THE ERASER WHEN IT COMES TO HORRID HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS--AS THE ADVOCATE FOUND OUT WHEN WE ASKED WILLIAMSON AND COMPANY TO RECALL THE MRS.
Jimmy Tingle is against the death penalty, supports gay rights, backs a higher minimum wage, and believes in gun control.
In his latest show, "Uncommon Sense," which ran for most of 1995 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Tingle talks about his own political and personal transformation from a drunk bigot to a socially conscious political humorist.
Like many on the left, Tingle sees humor as a powerful, seldom-used political tool.