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Tim Cavanagh

Stand-Up Comedian

Tim Cavanagh
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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.

Tim’s Most Requested Programs:

–“They’re LAUGHING at Me!”—Tim puts together a truly unique comedy show, including customized material written just for your group, funny songs, lots of jokes, playful audience interaction, and over $7 in prizes. The humor is always clean and appropriate. And if you want Tim to customize the program title (e.g., “What’s So Funny about Tax Accounting?” “Laughter is the Second Best Medicine,” etc.), just ask.

–“Dr. Tim Cavanagh, IMPOSTOR”—Instead of introducing Tim as a comedian, he can be presented to the audience in a variety of “serious” personas. Examples range from an off-kilter industry “expert” or a new bumbling company Vice President, to the panicked Head of Hotel Security or a know-nothing government official. Or, he can be anything in between.

–“Our Host for Today’s Event, Tim Cavanagh”—Tim can act as a Master of Ceremonies for a day of meetings or educational sessions and make it move smoothly with a healthy dose of comedy when needed. He can also host an awards banquet or recognition dinner with just the right combination of humor and warmth.

>> Career Highlights

Tim’s national credits include 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 for over a decade. 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).

From AAA to Xerox, from Bayer to Weyerhaeuser, they all have laughed at Tim Cavanagh. Tim’s comedy mission is simple—finding what’s funny in your business. And then you’ll be laughing at him, too!

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

>> Testimonials

“Nobody does it better!”


“Everyone enjoyed Tim’s performance. Good clean stand-up comedy with a whole lot of audience involvement and participation. Everyone was amazed at Tim’s ability to recall names. He puts a lot of time and effort into making it your own show. The only problem is finding someone better for next year!”

–Scott County Cattlemen’s Association, Davenport, IA

“The way you pulled the audience into your act was so terrific, and I know that everyone had an absolute blast. We were all so impressed with all the prep work you did to customize your comedy just for our group. It was a perfect end to a great evening!”

–Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia

“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

“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.

“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

“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

“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

>> Basic Set-Up Needs

>> Sample Introduction

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!”

>> Pricing Information

Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions.

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