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Tim Cavanagh

Tim Cavanagh, Comedian, Humorist Tim Cavanagh (kav'-eh-naw) is a nationally touring comedian/humorist who has entertained a wide variety of audiences for more than 15 years. His clean and upbeat comedy has made him a favorite of corporate audiences.

Tim brings to the corporate market a fresh, new style which incorporates a blend of customized material, funny songs and jokes, fun prizes and audience-involving energy – perfect for any business gathering.

Tim does his homework. He learns as much as he can about the nature of the group prior to his performance. Then, he writes comedy material especially for the group. Sometimes, he is introduced as a "serious" speaker, such as an expert in a particular field or an executive within the company's hierarchy. Other times, he is simply introduced as a comedian. In any case, the result is a hands-on, custom-made, unforgettably fun experience.

Tim Cavanagh, Comedian, Humorist The unique approach Tim Cavanagh brings to comedy can no doubt be traced back to his childhood.  His father worked in a gift shop, and would come home with jokes like:

Knick Knack.
Who's there?
Figurine.
Figurine Who?
Figurine in your sales tax, that'll be $37.18.

    A sensitive child, Tim burst into tears the first time he ever wore mittens, thinking they were hand puppets who'd gotten their faces torn off in a horrible puppet accident. When he was 6 years old, he found out that his friend Becky got a dollar from the Tooth Fairy for each of her teeth, while he got just a quarter. So, he started selling his teeth to Becky for 50 cents – and everybody made a little extra money.

In the two decades that followed, Tim went to school, received a B.A. in Philosophy, taught religion at an all-girls' Catholic high school, and then embarked on a career in comedy.

Before long, his funny songs began to win him notoriety.  "I Wanna Kiss Her (But She Won't Let Me)" became a hit on the nationally syndicated "Dr. Demento Radio Show."  Other successful songs followed, including "99 Dead Baboons," "Get Drunk With Dignity" and "Really Safe Sex," which have received radio air play across the country.

Tim made his prime-time network television debut on ABC-TV, appearing on "George Schlatter's Comedy Club Special."  In fact, one of his songs was used to close this national comedy special. He has also been featured on "The Showtime Comedy Club Network" and Comedy Central's "Stand-Up Stand-Up."

In a profile of Tim Cavanagh, Dr. Demento said of him, "That man is a master of word play."  Chicago Magazine calls Tim "a wonderful original whose songs poke fun and yet embrace people – a real relief from sexist ploys many stand-ups believe they must engage in..."  In Pittsburgh writes that Tim "performs one of the best and cleanest acts on the comedy circuit... Cavanagh uses brilliant word-play in stories and songs..." 

Tim has headlined major comedy clubs throughout America. He has performed at more than 200 colleges and for more than 200 corporate groups. He is also a regular guest on many drive-time radio shows across the country. He has been a writer and contributor (including dozens of jingles and songs) on "The Danny Bonaduce Show" when it was heard on WLUP-FM in Chicago, on WKQI in Detroit and currently on BIG 105 in New York City. He is a frequent and favorite guest on "The Bob and Tom Show," a morning drive show syndicated in more than 45 markets, and also on "The Paulsen and Krenn Show" on WDVE in Pittsburgh.

Unfortunately, comedy is beginning to affect his sleep, though. According to Tim, "I've been having this recurring dream. I dream that they've erected a memorial to all those jokes I've written that have died. People file past the memorial, and for every joke there's a moment of silence...again."


What Others Say About ...
Tim Cavanagh

Regional Network Services, Deaconess Hospital:
"Mr. De La Font, I am sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. Tim was incredible! Everyone loved his show! We spoke with him after the show about using him every other year."  -- Catie Diefenbaugh

Mayo Clinic, Cardiovascular Division:
"I was struck by the personal interest Tim took in the planning of the holiday party, calling a week before so he could prepare comments that would be appropriate and targeted to our staff.

When I actually met him I was also struck by his sincerity and concern for the success of the party. I have had comments for weeks about "the comedian." All of the comments were very, very positive and complimentary.

I would enthusiastically recommend Tim to any other business or professional group as a great entertainer and a true professional."  -- John A. Rumberger, Ph.D. M.D.

North Central Electric Association:
"I was very pleased with how you researched our newsletters and became familiar with people from the various NCEA companies to give us a very enjoyable and entertaining program for our audience.

The audience participation and contact were terrrifffic! Some comments from attendees include:
"Very enlightening presentation."
"Light and refreshing."
"Excellent way to close the conference."
"Very entertaining. Good note to close on."

My thanks to you for making our Leadership Conference very enjoyable for all in attendance."
  -- John R. Barton, Executive Secretary

Xerox Corporation:
"Nobody does it better!
The feedback we received regarding our recent Regional Sales Management Meeting said you were clearly the highlight of the three days. You were amazing – as always. I am confident we will be calling you again soon."
  -- Nancy Allen, District Manager

GE Medical Systems:
"Your tactics of blending in the "buzz words" associated with our business into your jokes went over very well with our customers. It's one thing to have a comedian who tells generic jokes, but it's quite another to tailor them directly to the audience. That really gave the dinner party a personal touch, one which our customers definitely noticed and appreciated.

It was sure a pleasure working with you in putting the dinner together."
  -- Rick Morefield, X-Ray Sales Specialist, Western Region

Perkin Elmer, Physical Electronics Division
"Thank you so much for your wonderful performance. I have never had so many favorable comments from a function before. We were so impressed with how much of the technology you mastered and with how you remembered people's names.

You are truly amazing. My only problem is finding someone to measure up to your performance next year! It was a great time!!"  -- Lynn Wik

Farmers Elevator Association of Minnesota:
"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank you for your excellent presentation at our closing convention breakfast. Your humor, songs and quick wit, along with your extensive personalized bits and references, really had our 600 attendees laughing and enjoying the session.

The time you spent researching our group and the numerous references you incorporated into your program made you sound like one of us and made our members feel very comfortable with you. I've never known a presenter who prepares and delivers such a personalized program like you."
  -- Bob Zelenka, Executive Director


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