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Roy Zimmerman, a Lake County favorite, brings his show “Roy Zimmerman: Real American” to Kelseyville Friday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. for a performance at the Kelseyville Senior Center, 5245 3rd Street.
Admission is $15 at the door.
The performance is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Community of Lake County (UUCLC)
“Real American” is 90 minutes of Zimmerman’s funny songs and comic commentary, a tuneful examination of the American political landscape in the era of Hope and Change.
Health care, the economy, same-sex marriage, Creationism, globalization, guns, taxes, abstinence and, yes, Obama all come under satirical scrutiny.
The new HBO documentary “The Trials of Ted Haggard,” directed by Alexandra Pelosi features Roy’s song, “Ted Haggard is Completely Heterosexual.” And his tune “Buddy, Can You Spare a Trillion Dollars?” landed him a mention on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, an unaccustomed honor for a folkie (www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjoshMpYfmg&feature=channel_page ).
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.”
His songs are heard on NPR, Air America and Sirius Radio. His YouTube videos have garnered over two million views and tens of thousands of comments, many of them coherent.
"We're thrilled to have this opportunity to sponsor Roy," said Carol Cole-Lewis, president of the UUCLC. "Roy is a master at getting us not to take ourselves too seriously regardless of political or religious persuasion."
The UUCLC meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Kelseyville Senior Center. Its mission is to create a religious community that fosters liberal religious living through worship, service, and fellowship in order to make a difference in our lives, our community and our world. For more information about the UUCLC, call 707-578-4243, or visit them online at http://uuclc.org .