Comedians Tim Cavanagh

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 Satellite and 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. At a recent Hits & Giggles awards dinner, Tim was recognized by the label as their “Best Artist,” an award he has won three out of the last four years. Even though he is the only act on the roster, a misty-eyed Cavanagh was quoted as saying, “It’s still a big thrill.”

Recent Venues and Famous TV Debuts

Television & Special Events

Frequent and favorite guest on radio shows across America including the nationally-syndicated “Bob & Tom” Show
Has worked with Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Drew Carey, Ellen Degeneres…
Has appeared on ABC, Comedy Central
WGN America, Showtime, and Comcast
Frequent and favorite guest on radio shows across America including the nationally-syndicated “Bob & Tom” Show
Member of the National Speakers Association National Speakers Association

Clubs & Corporate Events

  • Mayo Clinic
  • McGraw Hill Publishing
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Midwest Truckers
  • Midwestern Telecommunications Conference
  • Minnesota Power
  • Missouri Department of Agriculture
  • Music Teachers National Assn.
  • Nascote Industries
  • National Assn. of Manufacturers
  • National Assn. of Tax Practitioners
  • Northwestern National Life
  • Osmonics
  • Paper Converting Machine Company
  • PepsiAmericas
  • Perkin Elmer
  • Pfister Hybrid Corn
  • Pharmacia Animal Health
  • Pillsbury
  • Potlatch Corporation
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • PrintImage International
  • Quaker Oats
  • R.R. Donnelley
  • Rogers Ltd.
  • Rotary Lift
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • SAFECO
  • Scientific Molding Corporation
  • Seagate Technology
  • Sealy
  • Sears
  • Shoe Carnival
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Steel Technologies
  • Symantec
  • Symbol Technologies
  • Sysco
  • Texas Statewide Telephone Coop, Inc.
  • Toyota Financial Services
  • Toyota Logistic Services
  • Trane
  • TRW
  • University of Kentucky–College of Medicine
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Wilson’s–The Leather Experts
  • Wolverton
  • Xerox
  • Youngstown/Warren (OH) Chamber of Commerc

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