Tim Cavanagh is a professional comedian and speaker, which has come as a complete shock to this family. They still remember him as the guy who refused to say a single word for the first nineteen months of his life. And now look at him. He’s making up for lost time.
Over the last twenty years, Tim has brought his clean and engaging comedy to hundreds of business groups across the U.S. and Canada. He puts together a customized comedy show that hits just the right notes.
He always does his homework, researching your website and speaking with members of your group on conference calls to learn about your business, your group’s issues and its personalities. With that information in hand, he carefully crafts his material to create a unique show that really hits home. It’s never a “canned” speech (so there’s no worry about botulism). He delivers a fresh and personalized comedy experience every time out.
One thing that Tim especially enjoys is involving audience members in his show with positive, playful interaction. His clean, clever, audience-friendly style is perfect for any business event.
Tim’s comedy mission is simple–Customize It! Finding the Funny in Your Business.
While comedy has been Tim’s favorite job, it hasn’t been his only job. After receiving a B.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago, Tim taught religion at an all-girl’s Catholic high school for three years.
Tim has made a commitment to doing quality comedy, which has led to appearances on ABC-TV, Comedy Central, Showtime, and WGN America. He can be heard regularly on the nationally syndicated “Bob & Tom” radio show, where he has been a featured contributor with over 200 live appearances. His funny songs have been showcased on Sirius XM radio, the “Dr. Demento” radio show, and BBC Radio 4. He’s even been heard on Continental Airlines—at no additional fee (we’re pretty sure).
Tim has performed for hundreds of companies. Here is a partial list of some of those corporate groups:
- Aequitron Medical
- Aeronautical Repair Station Association
- American Crystal Sugar
- American Legion/National Commanders
- Ameriprise Financial
- BP America
- Burlington Northern
- Cellular One
- Cendant Corporation
- Chicago Dental Society
- Discover Financial
- Edina Realty
- Farmers Insurance Group
- Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corp.
- First Bank Systems
- General Electric Capital Fleet Services
- General Electric Medical Systems
- General Mills
- Gordon Food Service
- Great Plains
- Great West Casualty
- Home Builders Assn. of Greater Chicago
- Home Depot
- INEOS Acrylics
- International Newspaper Financial Executives
- Irving Materials
- KIP America
- Land O’Lakes
- 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
- Paper Converting Machine Company
- Perkin Elmer
- Pfister Hybrid Corn
- Pharmacia Animal Health
- Potlatch Corporation
- Price Waterhouse Coopers
- PrintImage International
- Quaker Oats
- R.R. Donnelley
- Rogers Ltd.
- Rotary Lift
- Royal Bank of Canada
- Scientific Molding Corporation
- Seagate Technology
- Shoe Carnival
- St. Jude Medical
- Steel Technologies
- Symbol Technologies
- Texas Statewide Telephone Coop, Inc.
- Toyota Financial Services
- Toyota Logistic Services
- University of Kentucky–College of Medicine
- Wilson’s–The Leather Experts
- Youngstown/Warren (OH) Chamber of Commerce
“Nobody does it better!”
“You have an amazing ability to draw from background information, remember names, and engage the audience so that they truly feel like you are there for each individual’s benefit.”
–Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association
“The members raved about your performance. Your ability to personalize the jokes and focus the humor toward our industry was absolutely perfect. We couldn’t have asked for anything better! I would recommend you to any group looking for entertainment above and beyond a canned comedy presentation.”
–Fibre Box Association
“I would recommend Tim to any other business or professional group as a great entertainer and a true professional.”
“You did an outstanding job… You spending time with us understanding our business and then weaving that into your material was especially impressive.”
–IBM Global Services
“Your presentation was excellent. Your humor, songs and quick wit, along with your extensive personalized bits and references, really had everyone laughing and enjoying the session… The put-on with the phony bio and introduction on Market Trends was a great idea, we really surprised them.”
–Fairway Foods, Inc.
“You were playing to a very tough audience – all the way from shipping clerks to Ph.D.s, all ages, races and backgrounds. Your show was fabulous! You had everybody with you and roaring from the start… Brilliant!”
–London House, Inc., Chicago, IL
“Your presentation was very enjoyable, entertaining, and…funny! These people are so often in the serious, hard work mode, that it was fun for those of us involved in planning the meeting to see them start their day out from a more lighthearted state of mind.”
“We are still receiving compliments to this day on the outstanding show you put on. It makes all the planning we do even that much better when we can provide top-notch entertainment and you were certainly that. ”
–ING Strategic Distribution
“Tim is a super nice guy and very, very funny! We loved having him at our event and would recommend him to any company looking for some fun entertainment”
–Durango Chamber of Commerce
“His quick wit, attention to the details concerning our company mission and the people who accomplish it, and his great stage personality made him an instant hit.”
“We thoroughly enjoyed your performance… In addition to the ‘personalized’ performance, you were great to work with, very organized and professional. We will recommend you to everyone!”
–National Lime Association
“What a pleasure you are to work with! I enjoyed watching you go from professional businessman concerned about the details to entertaining comedian concerned about the laughs. You do a great job of both.”
–Illinois Health Care Association
“He was perfect! We particularly enjoyed the customized humor. He made great use of our company information and inside jokes and our group loved it!”
–Raynor Garage Doors
“You were a tremendous hit and exceeded our expectations. Everyone enjoyed your comedy and interaction with the audience. I was very impressed with your follow up and attitude to find out what our issues were and customize your material around us. It is that personal touch that separates you from other performers.”
–The Society of Human Resource Management, Arkansas Chapter
“Wow! Telecommunications Association of Michigan members belly-laughed as I had never seen before during your comedic presentation at our convention last month… I have never before worked with a presenter, even on serious topics, let alone comedy, who was so thorough in his research. I appreciate that you went to great lengths to gain a very good layman’s understanding of the very complex Telecommunications industry. Your jokes, specific to our group, were right on target.”
–Telecommunications Association of Michigan
“Sometimes we have to work very hard to achieve success, and sometimes we let others do the work for us. One of my first assignments with INEOS Acrylics was to find an outstanding speaker/entertainer for the National Commercial Team Meeting. Thank you for making me a success. Everyone said you were the highlight of the meeting.”
“We really enjoyed your thoughtful, targeted performance. As promised, you left everyone laughing and feeling good about their two days in Philadelphia. You imparted feelings of fellowship and pure joy… I must share that your received the highest ratings! 99% of attendees rated you as excellent!”
–Catholic Health East
The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing Tim Cavanagh to your audience:
“To hear him speak today, it’s hard to imagine that speaker/comedian Tim Cavanagh did not utter a single word until he was 18 months old! With over 250 nightclub, corporate, and college performances last year, to say that he’s making up for lost time is an understatement!
While comedy has been Tim’s favorite job, it hasn’t been his only job. After receiving a B.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago, Tim taught religion at an all-girl’s Catholic high school for three years. After leaving the classroom, he collected some impressive comedy credentials. He has appeared on a prime-time TV comedy special with Dudley Moore, and has been seen on Showtime and Comedy Central. His funny songs have been featured on the nationally syndicated “Dr. Demento” radio show. He has shared the stage with the likes of Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, and Brett Butler, to name just a few.
Please join me in welcoming Tim Cavanagh to the stage!”
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