When I sing about my belief in social justice, I find myself asking what gives rise to injustice, to poverty, to war? Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression, because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the real possibility of change.
What can one person do about climate change, torture, racism, gun violence, fracking, Congressional ineptitude, ignorance, war and greed? Write funny songs, says Roy Zimmerman. “The Faucet’s on Fire!” is ninety minutes of Zimmerman’s hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin. He’s been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and he’s a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.
Date(s) - Jul 17, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am