Over the past 20 years Tim Bedore has spent thousands of hours entertaining audiences, first on the radio and then as a comedian, headlining comedy clubs across the country. One of the few young comics to have combined the disciplines of stand-up comedy and broadcasting, Tim knows the rigors of working within demanding parameters.
Tim has kept his hand in the radio business through his radio commentary feature Vague But True®, which is heard (since 1997) regularly on public radio's prestigious Marketplace program by over six-million people. Tim has written and recorded over two hundred-fifty installments of Vague But True. Producing these weekly commentaries for the radio keeps Tim's stand-up comedy material fresh and topical.
Unlike many comedians whose material is only appropriate for night-clubs, Tim has been able to work very successfully in many different situations, including charity and corporate events as an entertainer and host.
Tim Bedore is a stand-up comedian whose unique background has produced a very professional entertainer who knows how to cut across the boundaries of individual attitudes and get an audience to enjoy his way of looking at the world.
Born - Chicago, Illinois
Raised - yes
Where - Stevens Point and Appleton, Wisconsin
Married - to Karen
Children - Claire.
Advice for Anyone in a Bar Fight - run, with pride
World view - sees the glass as half-full, but of the wrong thing
Proudest Achievement - an unassisted triple play in Little League
Education - Catholic Schools until they gave up, then public through college. Degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point(not as rinky-dink as it sounds)
Trivial Experience - Chairman of the world's largest trivia contest (WWSP-FM Stevens Point, WI) 1977 and 1978.
Odd Talent - mildly ambidextrous, can pick up objects with toes
Personality Type - goes to the edge and folds it neatly
Golf Handicap - 7.8 (March 1998)(but this comes from wide-open public courses so...)
Plastic versus Paper? - plastic, less demands on environment
Biggest Regret - not investing in mutual funds in the '80's
Thing Most Like to Change About Self - more hair, stop being Cub fan
Thing Like Most About Self - won't do anything radical about hair loss, still Cub fan
Best Described As - optimistic cynic
Tim Bedore was born in a nice Catholic hospital on Chicago's near north side and then promptly left for northern Wisconsin.
Asked to leave the Catholic School system after seven and a-half years(changed "Dominos Nabiscum" to "Oreos from Nabisco" during High Mass) Tim finished college with a cum laude B.S. in Communication (in just four years). More than just watching films and drinking beer, Tim actually learned something about the transference of complex thoughts and ideas.
Nonetheless he ended up in radio and spent years using the airwaves to mis-inform, mis-guide and mis-advise the youth of America. "From the Mayo clinic this just in, the liver transplant operation for young Amy Tannebaum has not gone well, turns out they put in a veal cutlet by mistake. According to doctors it was a prank donor". "Winnie the Pooh was shot and killed gangland style outside of Disneyland today. We'll have cartoons before the film at eleven".
Some of the features Tim entertained the great unwashed with included "Words are Fun", "The Bible According to Tim", "The Big Genital Nickname Report(big modifies report), "The Hitler Diaries" and "Mother's Little Helper" in which he advised harried young mothers to play the game 'Shut up and play dead' when their kids were forced to stay inside on a rainy day. This is a game where the kids are campers in Yellowstone National Park and Mommy is a hungry grizzly bear that wandered into their camp. If anyone flinches a muscle, Mommy goes for the throat. Now a headlining comedian at top clubs across the country, Tim ponders the status quo, "I'm not saying adultery is a good thing, but don't you want a happy President"? "They said that Jeffrey Dahmer was sane. Let's review. You walk into a bar...buy someone a couple of drinks...take them home and eat them. If that's not insane, what is it...mean spirited? Really Hungry"? "Why do they put handicap parking at Roller Rinks"?
FOX-Comic Strip Live
Showtime-On the Road
Comedy Central-Short Attention Span Theatre
Comedy Central-Two Drink Minimum
Comedy Central-Women Aloud
HBO-Stand Up/Stand Up Caroline's Comedy Hour
A/E- "Evening at the Improv"