Roy Zimmerman 2019

Sunday, Nov 10, 7 PM, Unitarian  Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis

Advance at Grass Roots: $20 CFS   $22 non-CFS

Tickets at the door will be $22 for CFS, or $24 for non CFS, or what you can pay.  

https://www.tickettomato.com/event/6409 for credit card purchases, includes service fee. 

Roy Zimmerman’s signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more necessary. RiZe Up is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. It’s laughter and encouragement for progressive-minded people who need a lot of both. Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby.

RiZe Up is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. It’s laughter and encouragement for progressive-minded people who need a lot of both. Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby.

Just when we need to be energized through laughter, Roy Zimmerman, the country’s premiere political satirist, returns to Corvallis. Roy Zimmerman’s signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more necessary. RiZe Up is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. It’s laughter and encouragement for progressive-minded people who need a lot of both. Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby. 

“Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the real possibility for change.”  No Depression Magazine says, “Without a doubt, Roy Zimmerman is among the most important political commentators of the last few decades, and in the end, it’s the music that unites and disarms. With music this good and humor this insightful, there is good reason to be optimistic.”

What can one person do about racism, gun violence, climate change, income inequality, bigotry, ignorance, war and greed? “Write funny songs,” says Roy Zimmerman Join us for a great evening with a very unique performer. Advance tickets (cash or check only) are at Grass Roots Books:  $20 for CFS members, $22 for  nonmembers. Credit card purchases are available online at tickettomato.com. At the door: $22 (CFS), $24 (nonmembers) or pay what you can.

Info: Chere /Cliff Pereira 541-753-9224        o

Roy’s Website:   http://www.royzimmerman.com

Roy’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyZimmerman

MORE QUOTES

Joni Mitchell says, “Roy’s lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection.”

“You’re brilliant. Just brilliant!” — Terry Jones, Monty Python

I have long been a huge fan, so it was a delight to hear you, and meet you — Thanks for your wonderfully witty songs – really quite Tom Lehrer-esque.” — Richard Dawkins

Tom Lehrer himself says, “I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don’t just ‘rhyne.’”

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