It must be true, as the majority of modern comedy seems to stem from shock value rather than actual humor. (Whatever happened to the comedic styles of Cary Grant and Lucille Ball?) Comedian Tim Hawkins, however, opts for the clean approach. With more than 200,000 Facebook fans, 100 million YouTube views and 120 sold out shows each year, he is building quite a following.
Hawkins performs at evangelical Christian churches nationwide. He uses quality stand-up material in conjunction with priceless vocal imitations of pop songs and figures like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bono and John Mayer — all without resorting to crudeness.
As noted in his bio:
"It is this ability to show the brokenness of our human nature and simultaneously marvel in its hilarity which makes Tim such a unique artist.
With four munchkins of his own and a beautiful wife who is winning her battle with breast cancer, Hawkins develops new material daily by simply absorbing the world around him. The perils of marriage, parenting, and homeschooling may not exemplify the rock-star life, but they sure make for great comedy."Check out these videos and see for yourself:
More videos and information about Tim Hawkins can be found at timhawkins.net.
Jennifer Rey is the web editor of Our Sunday Visitor Publishing.