Barry Crimmins Ties the Knot in Chicago

Barry Crimmins married photographer/font designer Helen Lysen in Chicago yesterday in an intimate ceremony officiated by Tim Kazurinsky (SNL/Broadway/film alum). Crimmins’ pal and noted auteur Bobcat Goldthwait served as the best man. Mrs. Lysen-Crimmins’s maid-of-honor was her friend, Becky Schedin who works on behalf of children at a Chicago nonprofit.

The proceedings took place at Knife, an upscale Chicago eatery owned by Paula Byers, long-time girlfriend of Crimmins’ pal and legendary Chicago comic Tim Walkoe.

The couple will now travel to Edinburgh, Scotland where Crimmins will be performing at the Fringe Festival, performing nightly at The Stand Comedy Club, August 15-27.

If you haven’t yet, make sure you check out Barry’s outstanding hour special- Whatever Threatens You– which won Comedy Special of the Year here on the IBang for 2016. You can purchase it on

Congratulations to the newlyweds!!

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