Date:   9/5/2003

National touring comedian, Tim Cavanagh, returns to Thrasher Opera House.

Tim Cavanagh is returning to the historic Thrasher Opera House this year for not one, but two evenings of sidesplitting clever humor!  Known as the “master of word play”, the gifted comedian will once again delight audiences, young and old alike, with his old-fashioned, laid-back fun. Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Kaye and John Zwiacher, Cavanagh will bring his signature high energy; character based stand-up routine to the Opera House on Sept. 5 and 6, at 7:30 p.m.

 

The story goes - this religion teacher at an all-girls Catholic high school walks into a comedy club—and they hire him!  That’s where the Tim Cavanagh comedy story begins.  Since leaving the classroom, Cavanagh has become a recognized comedy force.  The quick-witted, word-twisting comedy songwriter and stand-up comedian, is making his mark through his frequent guest appearances on key radio shows across the country.  All from a guy who has a bachelors degree in philosophy who used to teach religion at an all girl’s Catholic school!

 

Cavanagh’s style of comedy blends comedy songs, jokes, and audience involvement.  Armed with only his guitar and sharp wit, Cavanagh has composed and performed ditties on everything from to Viagra to impeachment.  In Pittsburgh writes that Tim “performs one of the best and cleanest acts on the comedy circuit…Cavanagh uses brilliant word-play in stories and songs…” 

 

Countless radio shows around the country consider Tim to be a favorite guest.  He currently writes and performs a regular segment called “The One Minute Song” on “The Bob & Tom Show,” a morning radio program syndicated in over 100 markets nationwide. But his radio experience is not just limited to the guest category.  Tim had a stint as head writer and on-air pal on Danny Bonaduce’s morning radio show in Detroit, and was a frequent guest and jingle writer for Danny’s shows in Chicago and New York. Bonaduce says of Tim, “He’s the funniest guy I the world.  He’s so cute, you just wanna kiss him.”

 

Over the years, Tim has also had over 20 songs featured on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento radio show.  Some of the Dr. Demento favorites include: “I Wanna Kiss Her (But She Won’t Let Me),” and “99 Dead Baboons.”  His most recent CD features many segments from his acts on “The Bob and Tom Show” titled The One Minute Song, Volume 1 (2000).  Another CD, Sounds Like Fun! (1997), debuted Cavanagh’s comedy acts.   His newest CD could quite possibly be released in time for his appearance at the Opera House this September. 

 

Good sport that he is - Cavanagh has once again agreed to be a judge at the annual Wisconsin State Chili Cook-Off being held at Deacon Mills Park, downtown Green Lake on Saturday.  Rumor has it that after his stint as a judge last year – Tim was so “moved” by the spicy experience (or at least his stomach was) that he created a special Chili Cook-Off song that he’ll be sharing with the audience this year!  His gift for comedy has definitely been recognized here in Green Lake as well as nation-wide, and you can see why for yourself on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6. 

 

Tickets for the concert are $16 and are now available ON-LINE at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.  They can also be purchased at the Opera House office (located next to the Opera House), Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake State Bank, Bull Moose Mercantile (Princeton), and Ripon Drug, or by calling (920)294-4279.

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