Humorist Tingle Files Papers To Run For Lt. Gov.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle is apparently setting his sights on public office.

Jimmy Tingle
– Jimmy Tingle

The longtime political humorist filed paperwork on Friday indicating he planned to run for lieutenant governor of Massachusetts as a Democrat in 2018.

The Cambridge resident told The Boston Globe that after doing social and political humor for more than three decades he wanted to “take it to the next level.”

He filed a statement of organization for the Committee to Elect Jimmy Tingle with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance. He hasn’t formally announced.

Tingle earned a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University in 2010.

The only formally announced Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor is Quentin Palfrey, who served as a senior adviser in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy during the Obama administration.