Don’t let Comedian Tim Wilson’s slow southern drawl fool you, his wit is razor sharp. Wilson puts a humorous spin on everything from gun control to the government. He ranges from talking about the frustrations of trying to reason with a bank teller to taking on construction workers that never get anything done. “I don’t do observational comedy. I do kind of opinionated, issue-type stuff,” Wilson says. “I’m kind of a curmudgeon.”
His humor, and opinions, get a frequent airing on syndicated radio shows -like Bob and Tom, heard locally on WTUE.
Wilson is best known for such ditties as “The Jeff Gordon Song,” “Chucky Cheese Hell” 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 dozen albums, including “The Real Twang Thang,” “I Should’ve Married My Father-in-Law” and “Hillbilly Homeboy.” “I’m meaner than the Blue Collar Comedy guys, and I have more opinions,” says Wilson. “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.”
Somewhere in between comedy gigs, Wilson got serious and co-authored a book with fellow comedian Roger Keiss. “Happy New Year, – ted: Theodore Bundy and the Columbus Stocking Stranglings.” The book theorizes that Bundy, a notorious serial killer, killed one of the Stocking Stranglings in 1978, after escaping from the Glenwood Springs, Colo., jail. It also theorizes that Bundy, rather than William Hance, killed two prostitutes in Columbus. Georgia, Wilson’s hometown.
So whether it’s laughs or history you’re after, you’ll get both at a Tim Wilson comedy show. Catch his latest “philosophies” on the everyday frustrations of the working man to The Dayton Funny Bone Sept 17th -20th at The Greene.