"Tommy Gimler takes Christmas songs to another level." – Interview

I love when comedians whip out the guitar and sing funny songs. Even more so when they do it during times that are usually designated for family – like Christmas. Tommy Gimler does just that; he sings funny songs and they have Christmas themes. I recently sat down with him.

Q – Thanks for doing this.

A - No, thank you. I would also like to thank my parents for that hot summer night's passion in July of 1977 that was responsible for me being here today.

Q – Real quick, how did you get into stand-up?

A - I lost a bet. If I would have won, I would have been a gay porn star.

Q – Describe your act for those yet to discover you.

A - Basically, picture a guy with leukemia in a tuxedo with a cello, flute, and jigsaw singing Christian favorites to a group of Asian kids. Now picture the exact opposite, and that is my act.

Q – You incorporate a lot of music into your act. What is it about comedians wanting to be musicians? Did you want to go into music initially?

A - I picked up a guitar my sophomore year of college to help score babes. Since my father never beat me and I've never let a girl break my heart, I decided to write songs about mustache rides, short buses, and soap in my peehole. You know songs from the heart.

Q – When writing material do you go about writing songs versus stand-up material differently or do you take the same approach?


A - I usually go about it the same way. I write about what I see and what I experience in my everyday life. The only difference would be that my songs are pretty much in your face and don't require a lot of thinking (aka University of South Carolina). My regular stand-up involves jokes where the punch line might not be as obvious and require a little more thought (aka Harvard).

Q – The holiday season is coming up and you have a few Christmas songs that relate to your mother being a whore and wanting the clap for Christmas. What’s the response been with the crowd when you do these songs live?

A - Wanting the clap? Are there people out there who want the clap? Hahahahaha. The song is about why someone might be mad instead of jolly at Christmas time, and I could see that as a pretty good reason to be pissed at the holidays. The crowd response is great. I have another song called "Christmas Time" that doesn't crack a joke until roughly the two-minute mark. The crowd is usually stunned like, "Holy s*#t! Gimler just wrote a serious tune?" And then I drop the line about walking in on my wife getting plowed my two dudes on Christmas Eve, and the laughter always follows.

Q – You’re from Wisconsin. Has Brett Favre ever texted you pictures of his junk?

A - I wish. I hear they can fetch a pretty penny these days. Plus, I could look at them every morning as a confidence boost knowing that I am carrying around quite a bit more than one of the greatest QB's of all time.

Q – Thanks again for taking the time. Is there anything you wanted to add?

A - Thank you. I feel like I just had multiple orgasms. Get my funny songs at iTunes or if you send me a picture of your boobs, I might send you a freebie. Not you, mom. All Three of Tommy Gimler’s comedy Chirstmas songs can be downloaded on iTunes and Amazon.com.


BYLINE:

Jason Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online. He is also the author of the novels, "Hello Lesbian!" and "Anonymous." Email Jason at jason@zoiksonline.com.
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2 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr Gimler's music is exactly what's wrong with America today.

I love it.

Jake Paul said...

Go to one of his shows and try to keep a straight face for as long as you can. I'll give a nun 4 minutes at a Gimler show before she busts out laughing...

 
 
 

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