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- Terry Moore, National Lime Association




Tim Cavanagh

“Completely Fun & Tastefully Done!”



Tim Cavanagh is a uniquely gifted comedian and speaker who has worked every kind of audience, customizes jokes & songs, and does some of the best audience interaction in the business.

For over thirty years, Tim Cavanagh has entertained a wide variety of audiences.  He’s headlined some of the best comedy clubs in the country, performed at theaters, corporate shows, association events, fundraisers, awards banquets, on cruise ships and college campuses. 

Time after time, clients comment on how special Tim made their event.  They are impressed with the insightful customized material, written and tailored to the particulars of the group.  And they are delighted when he goes out into the audience with a bag full of fun prizes and engages the audience with his lightning quick wit. His playful style makes his interaction with the crowd hilariously funny—and it’s done in a refreshingly positive way that brings people together.  Quite often, he gets the best compliment of all.  They book him again!

As one happy client wrote after one of Tim’s events, “Nobody does it better!” Another commented, “Book him… funny, personable and did I mention funny.”

Tim has been a frequent guest and regular contributor on many radio programs, including the nationally-syndicated “Bob & Tom” and “Dr. Demento” shows.  Funny songs from his latest album, “Love, Fish and Sausages” can currently be heard on Sirius/XM.  Tunes from all four of Tim’s comedy albums are available on Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, Apple Music and Spotify.  His television credits include ABC-TV, Comedy Central, Showtime, and WGN America.  Tim has been a professional member of the National Speakers Association since 1995.


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. 


Tim Cavanagh Corporate Client Testimonials

 "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." - Richard W. Myers,Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association,Appleton, WI

"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." - Heather Marshall, Fibre Box Association,Elk Grove Village, IL

"Nobody does it better!" - Nancy Allen, Xerox, Chicago, IL

"I would recommend Tim to any other business or professional group as a great entertainer and a true professional." J.A. Rumberger, Ph.D., M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

"You did an outstanding job... You spending time with us understanding our business and then weaving that into your material was especially impressive." - Dwayne Ingram, IBM Global Services, Tampa, FL

"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." - Terry Larsen, Fairway Foods, Inc., Northfield, MN

"Thank you for bringing humor and liveliness to Toyota 2010 National Dealer Meeting…  After last year’s economic issues, your entertainment was the perfect solution and provided the relaxation and laughter we all needed." - Brett Wood, Toyota Material Handling, USA, Inc
Irvine, CA

"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.", Margo Liberda, 3M, St. Paul, MN

"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." - Bret Niemuth, CLU, ChFC, MBA, ING Strategic Distribution , Cedar Rapids, IA

"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." - Rita Simon, Durango, Chamber of Commerce, Durango, CO

"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." - Thomas M. Walker, DynCorp, Fort Rucker, AL

"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!" -Terry Moore - National Lime Association, Arlington, VA

"The show was hilarious, and very appropriate to the group.  Kudos on the great job." - Brian W. Thomas, AAA Akron Auto Club, Akron, OH

"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!" - Gerald Bolt, Scott County Cattlemen’s Association, Davenport, IA

"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." - Tim Orellano, The Society of Human Resource Management, Arkansas Chapter, Little Rock, AR

"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." - Pamela Shimer, Telecommunications Association of Michigan, Lansing, MI

"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". - Marylin Kipley, INEOS Acrylics, Cordova, TN

"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!" - Cynthia D. Fry, Catholic Health East, Philadelphia, PA

"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!" - Rachel H. Reaid, Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia


Tim Cavanagh has performed for hundreds of companies.  Here is a partial list of some of those corporate groups:

  • 3-M
  • Aequitron Medical
  • Aeronautical Repair Station Association
  • AgriBank
  • American Crystal Sugar
  • American Legion/National Commanders
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • AT&T
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • BP America
  • Burlington Northern
  • Cabella’s
  • Cargill
  • Caterpillar
  • Cellular One
  • ß Cendant Corporation
  • ß Chicago Dental Society
  • CIGNA
  • Comcast
  • Discover Financial
  • Edina Realty
  • Farm Credit Services
  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corp.
  • First Bank Systems
  • Gatorade
  • General Electric Capital Fleet Services
  • General Electric Medical Systems
  • General Mills
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Great Plains
  • Great West Casualty
  • GROWMARK
  • Handi-Mart
  • Heat-N-Glo
  • Home Builders Assn. of Greater Chicago
  • Home Depot
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • INEOS Acrylics
  • ING
  • International Newspaper Financial Executives
  • Irving Materials
  • Jostens
  • KIP America
  • KPMG
  • Kroger
  • 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
  • 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 Com.


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