Genre:Musical / Political Humor
FilmsAlexandra Pelosi plays "Ted Haggard is Completely Heterosexual" in her HBO doc, "The Trials of Ted Haggard." I sing "I’m Fired" in Annabelle Gurwitch’s Showtime documentary "Fired!" My songs are used in the Sundance film "Blog Wars."
AlbumsSOLO: "Real American" - 2010 "Thanks for the Support" - 2008, "Faulty Intelligence" - 2006, "PeaceNick" - 2005, "Homeland" and "Security" - 2003, "Comic Sutra" - 1997, WITH THE FOREMEN: "The Best of The Foremen" - 2006, "What’s Left?" (Warner/Reprise) - 1996, "Folk Heroes" (Warner/Reprise) - 1995, "Sing It Loud!" - 1994, "Folk Heroes" (Metaphor) - 1993 WITH THE TWANG: "Trains, Love and Heaven" (Metaphor) - 1990 "Yuletrain: Christmas with The Twang" (Metaphor) - 1990
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.'" Joni Mitchell says, "Roy's lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection." I've been writing topical since Mrs. Hemphill's wig blew off in seventh grade. My songs have a decidedly Lefty slant. We used to have a name for Right Wing satire - we called it "cruelty." I've shared the stage with George Carlin, Bill Maher, Kate Clinton, Dennis Miller, Sandra Tsing Loh, kd lang, Andy Borowitz and Paul Krassner, and played a series of shows swapping songs with The Pixies' Frank Black. I founded and wrote all the material for the satirical folk quartet The Foremen, who recorded for Warner/Reprise throughout the Nineties. I wrote about five hours of material for the group. We never did it all at once, but we kept it ready in case we had to filibuster. I've just released my fifth solo album, ..Faulty Intelligence... I hope it gets good reviews, but mostly I hope it gets denied under oath by Karl Rove.
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InfluencesGet a pencil: Tom Lehrer's hilarious and impeccably crafted topicality, Phil Ochs’ unapologetic blend of humor and politics, The Roches’ eccentric soulfulness, Stephen Sondheim's high-wire rhyme and reason, Irving Berlin's ingenious economy, Cole Porter's witty innuendo, Pete Seeger’s unflagging commitment to social justice, Ani DiFranco's marriage of brilliance and bravery, Joni Mitchell's seamless union of sound and sense, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Woodie Guthrie and yes, you forced it out of me - the Beatles.
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Who I'd like to meet:"I told Krassner one time that his writings made me hopeful. He found this an odd compliment to offer a satirist. I explained that he made supposedly serious matters seem ridiculous, and that this inspired many of his readers to decide for themselves what was ridiculous and what was not. Knowing that there were people doing that, better late than never, made me optimistic..." ~~ Kurt Vonnegut, New York, February 14, 1996 Foreword to The Winner of the Slow Bicycle Race: The Satirical Writings of Paul Krassner
- Status: Married
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Children: Proud parent
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