Tim says he got his start in comedy out of “desperation really. I mean I tried everything else. I started doing clubs back in the days of The Funny Bone.” His comedy is clean and family-friendly and he says “all about telling the truth.”
“People laugh because they relate to what you’re talking about. They want to connect. Today, there’s not a lot of shared experiences and that’s what comedy is – it’s an experience we can share.”
“Making my wife laugh is my favorite thing to do.”
Hometown: I grew up in St. Charles. In ‘93, just after the big flood, [my wife and I] moved down to Texas. We were there 12 or 13 years and then moved back and everything had just exploded. We were like, “This is St. Charles? We have all these golf courses now, all these houses, all these high schools.” It was pretty amazing.
High School: St. Charles West
Favorite memory: One of my favorite memories is just playing outside, going to the park, playing with my friends in any season. Playing baseball, football, going to Blanchette Park when it was snowing and sledding down the terror bowl. It was a bowl [the intersection of three hills] that had an ambulance on hand because people were always running into each other but still … I always get excited when it snows and I think can we get over to Blanchette Park.
Favorite restaurants: I’ve got several that we like. I grew up a meat-and-potatoes Midwestern boy. Eating Ragu – that was exotic food to us. When I met my wife – she’s Italian – that kind of opened my eyes and now I’ll eat anything. One of my favorite places is an Ethiopian place called Meskerem on Grand. Our friends adopted two Ethiopian kids several years ago and they turned us on to it. That’s my favorite place if you ask me to go to one place. There’s a place over on California Avenue called Lona’s Lil Eats. It’s like real healthy wraps with kind of an Asian flare. Really good beer. Good cookies, too. Fantastic place. I love that place. Then, Corner 17 in the Delmar Loop. It’s a Chinese place. We love bubble tea. Great menu, just really good stuff. Closer to us in Cottleville is one of the best restaurants in the state, Stone Soup Cottage. That’s the best eating experience I’ve ever had. That’s a hidden gem.
Favorite detour: One of the things we really like to do is to take the bikes over to Defiance. There’s a seven-mile run on the Katy Trail that goes into Augusta where there are wineries and little places to get something to eat, listen to live music; then ride back. The river valley is just so beautiful here in Missouri. Of course, we love downtown Saint Charles, we always bring people down there. Streets of St. Charles is great, too. They have a great theater. Picasso’s is a great coffee shop. The trail system is getting so good in St. Charles County.
What’s the best thing about the region: We have a number of great, paved trails in Cottleville. We have a golf cart we jump in and go up to Mannino’s – another gem. It’s a little grocery store that’s just awesome. It’s small, nice and everything you want is in that store. They have Italian cookies and cannoli there, which is my favorite dessert. We also go to Upshot Coffee Shop to get a treat. They’ve started doing cold-pressed juice and they do homemade ice cream. It’s a great little place.