With topics ranging from football to married life to dogs wearing sweaters, Tim Harmston’s stand-up comedy show veers from the dark and demented to the delightfully absurd in a unique blend of somewhat “out there” one-liners and creative, well-written jokes, which may pass you by if you aren’t listening!
Tim’s show is goofy, yet smart, with side effects of contagious laughter. He can easily skip from a joke which forces you to think out of the box – over to a light-hearted gibe on your favorite sport team’s last game. His slightly edgy, yet respectful (his mom was a church secretary) material is a breath of fresh air in corporate entertainment.
>> Career Highlights
Nationally touring stand up comedian, Tim Harmston, started his comedy career in 2002 at the Mall of America, of all places. A year later he won Acme Comedy Company’s 2003 Funniest Person in the Twin Cities contest, going on to open for such stars as Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, and Louie Anderson, and is now a respected headliner in his own right.
Early in his career, a famous comedian told Tim, “You’re kind of like an idiot, but with smart material.” That winning combination has led to appearances on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Bob and Tom Radio Show, and Wisconsin Public Radio.
Tim has charmed audiences at festivals around the country including the Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, NE and the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, where he won a Silver Nail Award for his hard work as an up and coming comic. Originally from Western Wisconsin, Harmston now lives in Minneapolis where he enjoys trying to teach his wife how to fish, golf, and follow football like a man. Tim also writes and directs hilarious short video spoofs about hockey moms, Christmas tree attorneys, professional poker players and fantasy football.
Lancet Software – Burnsville, MN
Mabel Tainter Center for the Performing Arts – Menomonie, WI
Parley Lake Winery – Waconia, MN
Food Perspectives Inc. – Plymouth, MN
Medina Country Club – Medina, MN
Treasure Island Casino – Redwing, MN
“…he brings a visceral, contagious goofiness to the stage that is genuinely welcoming.”
–City Pages, Minneapolis, MN
“Tim knocked it out of the park”
— Portage Logistics
“Everyone enjoyed it! … a great fit for the group”
— Century Fence
“He was great!!! Everyone is still talking about how amazing his show was “
— Sports Rehab and Professional Therapy Assc.
"We thoroughly enjoyed having Tim at our event and received such great feedback. It truly made the program the best. His material and timing connected so well with our audience – a great way to bring back our corporate annual celebration after a long absence!"
— Arnold’s Tractor and Farm Equipment
Tim put on a fantastic show for our company party! Our typically-reserved crowd was soon comfortable and laughing hysterically once Tim got rolling. One team member even said, “It felt like he was one of us.” I totally agree!"
— United Prairie Bank
“Harmston is hysterically funny…”
–Keenen Ivory Wayans, Last Comic Standing
>> Basic Set-Up Needs
In order to give you the best performance possible, Tim provides the following information as a technical rider to his contract:
Microphone and P.A. system adjustable in volume
Bottle of water
>> Sample Introduction
The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing Tim Harmston to your audience:
“Tonight, we’ve brought in a favorite Midwestern comedian to entertain us. You might have seen him on David Letterman’s Late Show or on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, or heard him on The Bob and Tom Show or one of several sports radio shows in the Twin Cities: Please welcome Tim Harmston.”
>> 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.