Tim Wilson! (Special Event)
Thursday, Feb 7 at 7:45 PM
The Laughing Derby
1250 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40204
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Tim Wilson, a Capitol recording artist. Born in Georgia, this southerner draws you in with his gentle drawl. He first emerged as a comedic talent in elementary school, when his teacher referred to him as a “natural” just when she was handing him a detention slip. After graduating high school, he too... [More]
Whether he's singing about a NASCAR driver's sexual orientation or doing commercials for Big O Tires, Tim Wilson can't be mistaken for someone else. The Georgia native's distinctive baritone twang has an edge of roughness -- like most of his comedy material.
Wilson's comic commentary covers subjects such as blind dates, cell phones and annoying relatives. Topics such as sex, politics and religion are not only addressed, they are dissected with a meticulous eye for detail and a somewhat-skewed worldview. You can hear for yourself over the next three weeks when he plays the Comedy Caravan in Mid City Mall.
"My cousin told me a long time ago that I'm funniest when I'm mad," Wilson said in a phone interview earlier this week. "I'm meaner than the Blue Collar Comedy guys, and I have more opinions. I like to find someone in the audience who is young enough to be my kid or my niece and explain to them how America is really supposed to be."
Wilson is best known for such ditties as "The Jeff Gordon Song," "Trailer Love" and "First Baptist Bar & Grill," which he refers to as "my Freebird." Since inking a deal with Capitol Records in 1998, he's released more than a half-dozen albums, including "The Real Twang Thang," "I Should've Married My Father-in-Law" and "Hillbilly Homeboy." His latest CD, "Church League Softball Fist Fight," was released in November.
Tim will be appearing on Showtime - Billy Gardell Presents The Road Dogs - starting on January 11th, but airing the entire month.