Tim Wilkins Profile

Tim Wilkins is a stand-up comedian, TV and radio personality, writer and professional speaker who has been active for more than 20 years. He has performed around the world and entertained millions in various venues like cruise ships, chow halls in Afghanistan, colleges and casinos. He has been a keynote speaker for corporations and events such as Perform Better Summits and the IDEA World Expo.

Tim began his career in Los Angeles where he practiced his comedy routines in iconic clubs such as the Improv and The Laugh Factory before moving to Florida to find more gigs. He toured the South and before long became a solid headlining performer.

An introduction to an agent led to Tim’s biggest break as an opening act for several entertainment, comedy, and music legends such as Aretha Franklin, Wynonna Judd, Hall & Oates, Dennis Miller, Bob Newhart, Ann-Margret, Olivia Newton-John, The Righteous Brothers, and more.

Each of Tim’s comedy routines is family-friendly and hilarious without losing the “edge” that makes stand-up comedy a true art. This is what makes him a well received and highly desired speaker in the corporate market, from small companies to Fortune 500.

Tim had the honor of being part of the “Comics on Duty” World Tour, entertaining troops in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and state-side bases. Having served as a Marine himself, Tim eagerly seizes the opportunity to give back to all the men and women who serve.

A fan of fitness, Tim hosts amateur and professional events including Fitness Olympia and Mr. Olympia bodybuilding shows on TLC, ESPN, and Fox Sports. He has also written about nutrition and fitness for the publications Natural Muscle, Muscle and Fitness,, and

Tim was the co-host of the weekday morning talk show Studio 10 on the CBS affiliate in Tampa, Florida. Studio 10 gave him the opportunity to realize another dream of becoming a TV chef. His weekly segment, “Tim Cooks Smart,” featured healthy and easy to follow recipes. Tim and his wife, co-host Michelle Phillips, won a Florida Hall of Fame award and a Culinary Academy Award for best TV presentation. He can be seen on national TV in HSN kitchens.

Tim has also been seen on several national shows and TV stations such as Nickelodeon’s NickMom Night Out, The Daily Buzz, BetterTV, CMT’s Next Big Comic, Daytime, WE Network, TLC, Fox Sports, CW, ESPN2, and HBO.

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      • As much a classic stand-up comedian as he is an actor, talk show host, TV chef, and all around swell guy, Tim Wilkins is definitely someone with a career to keep an eye on! Originally from Southern California, Tim’s non-comedic resume is as interesting, and colorful, as the one that landed him on the various radio, television, and live stages around the world. From his time as a US Marine to working at Victoria’s Secret, it was all a part of the path, and now a part of the act, of a pro whose career in hilarity spans two decades.

    Having grown up studying the masters of comedy, Tim prides himself on being clean without losing his edge and bringing something new, fresh, and real to every topic he tackles. He pokes fun at things we can all relate to like raising a family, attempting to stay healthy in a sea of misinformation, and trying to keep up with the latest technology, which seems to ‘I-pass’ him by a little more every day.

    For the last 10 years, Tim has been a headliner on international cruise lines appealing to all demographics with his original and clever material. Also a favorite choice for concert promoters, he has toured as the opening act for some of the legends of music such as Earth, Wind & Fire, The Righteous Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Olivia Newton John, Engelbert Humperdinck, Hall & Oates, Styx, David Cassidy, Belinda Carlisle, Ann Margret, Paul Anka, Julio Iglesias, and many more.

    In June of 2005, Tim strapped back on his camouflage, flak jacket, and armed himself with jokes when he joined the ‘Comics on Duty’ World Tour, entertaining our troops in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, and at stateside bases. Having grown up watching legends like Bob Hope give back to the men and women who give so much, this was, and hopefully will continue to be, a dream come true.

    Also in 2005 Tim released his first CD, “Tim Wilkins-Big Time Comedian”, garnering rave reviews and consistent airplay on XM and Sirius Satellite radio. In 2006, he got his biggest break yet, becoming the co-host of the Monday through Friday live morning talk show “Studio 10”, a CBS affiliate in Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL. Through this trial-by-fire career break , Tim found himself covering a range that spanned from local community events, authors and artists, as well as interviewing national entertainment icons from TV, music, and movies. Studio 10 also gave him the opportunity to pursue another dream; becoming a TV chef on a weekly segment called “Tim Cooks Smart”. This segment whisked together his kitchen skills and original recipes along with his offbeat cooking comedy, and was underwritten by Smart Balance Foods. Could that smell be that he’s Regis, Rachel Ray and Johnny Carson rolled in to one?

    In 2007, as a finalist in the national Lucky 21 comedy contest, he made his way to Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas to perform in The Comedy Festival for HBO. Most recently he released his 2nd CD, “Tim Wilkins-Live @ Sidesplitter’s”. While not a terribly creative name, the CD received very positive reviews and a one hour comedy special on XM radio called “Behind the Ha Haas”.

    After years of making various TV appearances, in 2006 he became the co-host of the Monday-Friday live morning talk show “Studio 10”, on the CBS station in Tampa, FL. In addition to the normal local talk show duties, Studio 10 gave him the opportunity to pursue another dream; becoming a TV chef with his healthy recipes on a weekly segment called “Tim Cooks Smart”. This garnered Tim and his wife, co-host Michelle Phillips, a Culinary Academy award for best TV presentation in 2009 and a Florida Hall of Fame award for 2011!

    Currently, he can be seen on national TV in the kitchens of HSN. He is the face of MOR TV in Tampa and he also been seen nationally on HBO, ESPN2, Fox Sports, TLC, CW, WE Network, “The Daily Buzz”, “BetterTV”, “Daytime”, CMT’s “Next Big Comic” and Nickelodeon′s NickMom Night Out.

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Fitness comedian and public speaker Tim Wilkins uses his unique brand of comedy to inspire your employees to adopt healthier lifestyles. Tim has been a frequent keynote speaker for colleges, corporations, and some of the biggest fitness events for more than 15 years.

Are you looking for a fun, interactive way to educate and inspire employees to healthier lifestyles?

Corporate culture is rapidly shifting to the awareness that the health and happiness of employees is a top priority. They also know that companies like yours are the key to increasing productivity and lowering health costs, however, finding dynamic ways to motivate people can be a challenge.

America’s Fitness Comedian, Tim Wilkins, can be just the answer to that challenge.

Ready to Laugh Your Abs Off?
After years of helping people with their training and diets, Tim decided it was time to blend his two areas of expertise, standup comedy and fitness, to truly inspire people to make positive changes. Now, almost 15 years later, he is a frequent keynote speaker for corporations, colleges and at some of the biggest events in fitness including the IDEA World Expo and Perform Better Summits.

    In his shows Tim shares;

    • The myths about diets and exercise
    • Tools to set goals and achieve them
    • Tips and tricks for people with busy lifestyles to stay fit

And all of this comes with a healthy dose of humor to help diffuse and digest this important information!

What People are Saying about Seeing Tim Speak

Rating Entries

    “Enjoyed is an understatement! Your routine was great! I had no idea the extent to which you would go to research our industry for the gig.”
    Gaye Markley, Meetings Director
    Computer Communications Specialists, Inc.

    “Over the past two years you have truly proven to be an expert in keeping the audience in “stitches” with your imaginative and well executed sense of humor. By blending Tire Kingdom stories into your stand-up show, our managers left the meeting in high spirits.”
    Loren Jacobs
    Tire Kingdom/Merchants Tire

    “Tim Wilkins was hysterical! He worked with us to customize some of the program for our industry, so it really added a personal touch. He is professional and pleasant; great to work with. Our audience could relate to his friendly, entertaining style. We would not hesitate to hire Tim again for a future event.”
    Lisa Aman Great West Risk Management

    “…Tim was an absolute smash at both the Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Great West Risk Management corporate events. Both planners called and e-mailed outstanding reports of Tim’s performance. As far as our agency is concerned, Tim is very much in our plans for the long-term future, not only as a comedian, but as an emcee for our future upscale events.”
    Jay Goodley
    Jay Goodley Entertainment, Inc.

    “Thank you so much for being our host for the “Elite Model Look” Southern Regional Final Contest, sponsored by John Casablancas & Elite, along with Planet Hollywood. We received rave reviews from everyone…and the staff of Planet Hollywood was impressed with your talent.”
    Jacqueline O’Brien
    John Casablancas Model & Talent Management

    “This was the twelfth year of this international event and I have used many different types of emcees. I have had past Olympia champions, radio and t.v. stars, and Hollywood celebrities but none of them compared to the professionalism and entertainment you provided. You kept the show running so smoothly, and was always ready for a funny when needed to fill in dead time, and to keep the audience alive and happy. You had them eating out of your hand! I′ve never seen such control over a crowd!”
    Jan Tana – Jan Tana Skin Care Essentials

    As a former Marine, teen bodybuilder and personal trainer, Tim Wilkins has always enjoyed feeling healthy and motivating others to feel the same way. As a comedian, he is able to encourage the audience to take a look at how precious our health is while making them laugh at the same time!
    America’s Premier Fitness Comedian Takes A Look at “Health Esteem”

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