Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013
$49.00 – $150.00 Buy
Comedian Tim Allen is bringing his latest stand-up tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday, July 25th at 8 p.m.!
Best known for his role as Tim Taylor on Home Improvement, Tim Allen brings his latest stand-up tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday, July 25th at 8 p.m. This show is for mature audiences only.
Born in Denver, Colorado as Timothy Alan Dick, if you ask Tim Allen to tell you something about himself that you might not yet know, he’ll tell you with utter honesty and a lowered voice, "Okay—I'm a Dick. Yes. I am a Dick. My closest friends know I’m a Dick. In fact, my brothers are Dicks, my cousins are Dicks, and my sister—before she was married—a Dick. My dad? One incredible Dick, and the Dick responsible for me being a Dick. Timothy Alan Dick. Some of us are just born lucky."
After graduating college, Tim made his first stand-up appearance in 1979 at Detroit’s Comedy Castle, which he still considers his "comedy birthplace." After paying his dues on the comedy circuit at nightclubs around the country and performing in a 1988 film called Comedy’s Dirtiest Dozen, Tim set out to make his mark in Los Angeles.
Tim started getting spots at the top comedy clubs in L.A., but his exposure got a big boost from the KLOS radio show The Five O’clock Funnie,s which aired audio clips from his stand-up act, and thus, a devoted “grunting” audience was born. In 1990, he was pleasantly surprised to win a Cable Ace Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Special for the concert film of the Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal. From there, he performed in his own half-hour special for Showtime entitled Men Are Pigs, which really solidified the unique slant on masculinity that he is known for to this day.
In the fall of 1991, the pilot for Home Improvement introduced viewers to Tim Taylor. The series managed to break into the Nielsen top ten lists during its first season on the air and moved to the number one position by the 1993-94 season, topping all other series. Tim has also starred in many feature films including the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story franchise, The Santa Clause films, Galaxy Quest, Wild Hogs, Redbelt and Crazy on the Outside, which was also his directorial debut.
Tim is definitely in the prime of his life. With his movie career shifting into high gear, he still finds time to perform stand-up, collect cars, spend time with his wife and daughter, and run his companies: Boxing Cat Films, which develops entertainment projects, and Tim Allen Design (TAD), which allows Tim an outlet to continue his love for design.