The Los Angeles Times says, "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer."
Tom Lehrer himself says, "I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don't just 'rhyne.'"
SATIRIC SONG MASTER ROY ZIMMERMAN DELIVERS A WAKE UP CALL WITH PUNCH The HBO, Showtime and Warner/Reprise Records Tested Comic & Youtube Sensation brings national tour -- and comic relief-- to San Geronimo
San Geronimo -- Roy Zimmerman writes hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs that are also incisive calls to action, smart, savvy and undeniable. "He simultaneously inspires me and makes me laugh my ass off," says comedian/author Paul Krassner.
Zimmerman's "Wake Up Call" is ninety minutes of these songs - funny songs like "Abstain With Me" and "I Want a Marriage Like They Had In the Bible," heartfelt songs like "Hope, Struggle and Change" and impassioned comic commentary.
In thirteen albums over twenty years, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Social Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records, and he's been profiled on NPR's "All Things Considered." His YouTube videos have amassed over seven million views, and he's a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.
In 2012, Roy and his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby traveled 47,000 miles to complete a 50-state tour of all 49 states. (Hawaii was "Omission Accomplished," he says.) "Wake Up Call" is a funny, tuneful and unabashedly Progressive look at what they saw and heard across America in the Obama Era.
"Zimmermanskewer(s) folks on the right with rapier-sharp lyrics ... underneath the caustic satire is a man who is surprisingly optimistic." - Sing Out! Magazine
"Zimmerman lifted the evening... squawking and clucking his scorn with a contagious irreverence." - Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Zimmerman has a rare gift for songwriting." - San Francisco Chronicle
Youtube links: "Creation Science 101" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwiPsgRrOs "To Be a Liberal" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3qgiNPVpSM "Summer of Loving" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQWrasoNS24
The event takes place on Saturday, July 13th, 8pm at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. San Geronimo CA 94963. $15 adv/$20 door
Partial proceeds support a food bank, youth center, senior programs and more. A nationally-touring personality, this event follows up the last sold out show with Roy Zimmerman at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center in 2011. Discounted advance purchase tickets are available at SGVCC.org.
San Geronimo Valley Community Center (View)
6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Geronimo, CA 94963