So, did you hear the one about the high school teacher who walked into a comedy club — and they hired him? That's where the Tim Cavanagh comedy story begins. For a full year, Tim taught teenagers by day. By night, he sang his funny songs in Chicago comedy clubs. "Not surprisingly, I found the biggest difference between the classroom and the nightclub was the drunks — which I generally let the principal handle," Tim says.
Since leaving the classroom, Tim Cavanagh has brought his comedic songs and inventive stand-up to concert halls, corporations, college campuses and nightclubs across America. Over the years, he has also made several trips to Canada, where he has to convert all his jokes to Celsius and his one degree in philosophy becomes a bone-chilling minus 31. He has even performed on the island of St. Lucia, his first time ever doing comedy in the Atlantic Standard time zone, where they got his jokes one hour sooner than they would have in New York.
Early on, it was Tim's funny songs that got a lot of attention. His song, I Wanna Kiss Her (But She Won't Let Me), was the first of Tim's pieces to receive national radio exposure, on the legendary "Dr. Demento" show. Other songs followed, including 99 Dead Baboons, Get Drunk with Dignity, and Really Safe Sex. His funny music has been heard on radio stations everywhere, as well as on XM Satelliteand even the BBC.
In 1997, Tim released his first CD, Sounds Like Fun! By then he had become a regular guest on The Bob & Tom Show, a nationally syndicated radio show now heard in 150 markets. For two years, Tim did a weekly segment on the show called "The One Minute Song," which spawned two more CDs released on Tim's own label, Hits & Giggles Records.
As for television, Tim has not only appeared on Comedy Central, he was chosen by the network to do several live performances for their clients and customers. His national appearances on ABC-TV, Showtime, WGN, and Comcast have helped Tim deal with his biggest TV disappointment — calling QVC seconds too late to get a great deal on a colander set.
Tim Cavanagh headlines The Cackle Shack in Urbana; 8pm on Friday, March 15th at 8pm. For tickets and information visit: www.cackleshack.com The Cackle Shack is located inside the Eastland Suites at 1907 N. Cunningham Ave., just south of I-74 For tickets visit: http://mclimits.com/roadshows/618
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