While watching greats like Hope, Cosby, and Carson, all Tim Wilkins wanted to be when he grew up was a standup comedian.
Today that dream is more alive than ever as he is a 20 year veteran stand-up comedian, TV and radio personality, speaker and writer, who has performed on stages around the world. He has entertained millions in legendary venues ranging from Radio City Music Hall to chow halls in Afghanistan, to colleges, casinos and cruise ships.
Although Tim’s career path has at times led him in the opposite direction than the conventional wisdom it hasn’t prevented him from experiencing all of the successes he’d always hoped for.
Starting out in LA Tim honed his comedy chops on the stages of iconic clubs such as the Laugh Factory and Improv but stage time at those venues was hard to come by.
In 1994 when his friend and comedy mentor suggested that he relocate to Florida where there were more “gigs” he packed up his family and took a chance.
This move would turn out to be a good one as Tim soon found himself touring the South and developing into a solid headlining performer. While on one of these tours, his friend and now comedy superstar, Larry the Cable Guy, introduced Tim to an agent that provided a big break as the opening act for Earth, Wind, and Fire.
Over time this would lead to opening for music, comedy, and entertainment legends such as; Aretha Franklin, The Righteous Brothers, Styx, Wynonna Judd, Olivia Newton John, Hall’s Oates, Patti LaBelle, Leon Redbone, Ann Margret, David Cassidy, Isley Brothers, John Berry, Loverboy, Belinda Carlisle, Michael McDonald, Ruben Studdard, Suzy Boguss, Billy Dean, Patty Smyth, Marc Antoine, Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Dennis Miller, Bob Newhart, Sinbad, Michael McDonald, Louie Anderson, John Waite, and Kevin Nealon.
In every venue, Tim prides himself on keeping his comedy clean and hilarious for every age without sacrificing the “edge” that truly makes stand-up an art. Nowhere has that been more welcome than in the corporate market where he has utilized this skill and his ability to customize material for every event.
From hometown companies to members of the Fortune 500 Tim has a unique talent to bring laughter to a sensitive corporate culture.
Currently he is the face of MOR TV in Tampa and Space Florida and he also been seen nationally on HSN, Evine, HBO, ESPN2, Fox Sports, TLC, CW, WE Network, “Daytime”, Galavision, Fox, CBS affiliates, CMT’s “Next Big Comic” and Nickelodeon’s NickMom Night Out.
Feature: Chris Gorges
Chris is originally from Boston, now lives in Florida and has been a staple on the Tampa comedy scene for over 15 years. His credits include directing the 2000 “Best of the Bay” Improv troupe “The Charming Hooligans” as well as an award winning Public Access show called "Mongo Like Candy". He is the host of the “The Double Special Show”, Winner of the “2014 Best Comedy Podcast” Talkie Award and has opened for the likes of Dave Chapelle, Pauly Shore and Bill Bellamy.Find Chris Gorges video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmwPXUeowDk