James Patrick Anthony Dore (born July 26, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian, political commentator, podcaster, and YouTube personality. He is the host of The Jimmy Dore Show, a comedic talk show on YouTube where he interviews guests of a political, economic, comedic, or scientific nature. Dore's material is often presented in a satirical way that involves sketch comedy routines.
Dore said his stand-up shifted to be more political in 2005, describing his new style as "'stickin' it to the man' kind of comedy." A 2019 article in the Chicago Tribune observed that Dore's material critiqued "Wall Street, the military industrial complex, Big Pharma, political operatives and mainstream media".
In 2016, Dore said a Hillary Clinton presidency would be worse for progressives than a Donald Trump presidency, saying "don't freak out about a Donald Trump presidency! I think, in fact, my theory is that it's even better for progressives in the short-term, meaning in the two-year term, and in four years for sure."
A Washington Post article in January 2017 stated that, following the 2016 presidential election, Dore had "lit into Democrats for blaming hackers for their loss, raised doubts about the credibility of intelligence agencies, and seen the heavy hand of war hawks hyping the Russia connection to destabilize Europe and the Middle East." Dore was a staunch critic of the Special Counsel investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. In September 2017, Dore said, "if you don't think we need a third party, you're not paying attention."
In June 2020, an article in The New York Times described Dore as an "ardent critic" of Joe Biden.
In a July 2021 interview on Fox Nation's Tucker Carlson Today, Dore said that the United States is an oligarchy dominated by two corporate parties that are unaccountable to the general population. He emphasized that Joe Biden and the Democratic Party use identity politics to placate their political base so as to avoid having to implement populist progressive policies like raising the minimum wage, forgiving student debt, or establishing single-payer healthcare.