Tim Wilson

Biography

Tim Wilson's knack for comedy showed itself as far back as grammar school, where his impersonations of various teachers were always a class favorite. However, the Atlanta native grew up nurturing a dream of becoming a singer. In fact, Wilson went as far as recording a demo with a member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section and sent it around to record companies, where it languished on the desks of A&R people on the East Coast. About the same time, he tried his hand at an open mic comedy night. Well and truly bitten by the comedy bug, Wilson often toured from Georgia up to New York City, stopping in at radio shows along the way to promote his shows and introduce the people to his country-style sense of humor. Eventually, Wilson gleaned a substantial following and competed in Cinemax's stand-up competition -- and won. Appearances on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno and roles in television shows such as Grace Under Fire followed, but it was the success of the song "Arab, Alabama," that most shaped Wilson's act. Up until then, Wilson kept his love for music separate from his comedy, but the song's success convinced him to incorporate music into his stand-up act. Wilson signed to Capitol Records in 1999 and has released six albums for the label.
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