Barry Crimmings Barry Crimmins (born July 3, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, political satirist and author of Never Shake Hands With a War Criminal.
His satirical writing and comedy routines have focused through the years on the need for political and social change. In the 1990s, in a more serious vein, he led a crusade against images of child abuse on the Internet, calling for police investigation of ISPs. Crimmins received the "Peace Leadership Award" from Boston Mobilization for Survival, and was honored by Community Works with the "Artist for Social Change Award" for his years of activism.
Call Me Lucky (2015) is a documentary about Barry Crimmings' life in comedy made by Bobcat Goldthwait.