Date:   9/5/2014

National touring comedians Tim Cavanagh & Emo Philips on Thrasher stage for two nights

Frequent guest comedian Tim Cavanagh is returning to the Thrasher Opera House this year for not one, but two evenings of sidesplitting clever humor, and along with him, fellow comedian Emo Philips!  Join us on September 5th and 6th at 7:30 p.m. for a little comic relief in the comfort of Green Lake's cool little historic venue.

Tim Cavanagh has headlined major comedy clubs throughout America for over 20 years and has performed at hundreds of colleges and corporate events. He made his prime-time network television debut on ABC-TV and has also been featured on Showtime, Comedy Central and Comcast. Since 1997, he has released several comedy CDs featuring original comedy bits and songs, covering topics from ENRON to Ash Wednesday (Monster-style) and everything in between, and even became a proud contributor to the book, Complete Idiots Guide to Jokes. A multitude of drive-time radio shows across the country feature Cavanagh as a regular guest. He has been a writer and contributor, including dozens of jingles and songs and comedy bits, on The Jim Krenn Show and The Danny Bonaduce Show, and is a frequent and favorite guest on "The Bob and Tom Show." Dr. Demento said of Tim Cavanagh, "That man is a master of word play!"

Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," by British comedian Gary Delaney as "the best joke writer in the world," and by "Weird Al" Yankovic as "one of the funniest people on the planet," Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world, including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End. Since starting out in Chicago in 1976 at the age of twenty, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials (including an hour-long one on HBO), and many appearances on network television, both in America and in the UK. He has appeared in films (most notably, as the table-saw demonstrator in UHF) and has lent his distinctive voice to animated TV shows (such as Slacker Cats, Doctor Katz, Adventure Time, and Home Movies), but his first love, stand-up, remains his true one.

An added bonus of hilarity occurs between their Thrasher shows when Tim returns as a celebrity guest judge at the Wisconsin State Chili Cook-Off at Deacon Mills Park in downtown Green Lake on Saturday, September 6. Activities start at 10:30 am with judging at 3:00 pm, with sampling by the crowd to follow.

Generously sponsored by the Horicon Bank, an evening with Tim and Emo is sure to leave audiences rolling in the aisles. Be sure to reserve your spot for this moment of comic relief by purchasing tickets ($20 each) at the Thrasher office, Horicon Bank (Green Lake), Pick N' Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon), Twister (Princeton), or by calling (920)-294-4279. Tickets are also available online at This performance is supported in part by grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.


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