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Tuesday, 25 September 2007 11:44
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Penguin’s Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste 105
Bettendorf, IA 52722
www.penguinscomedyclub.com

 
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Teacher turned musical comedian
 
Tim Cavanagh performs at Penguin's Comedy Club October 4 - 6
 
BETTENDORF, IA, September 25, 2007 - When Tim Cavanagh finished school, he took a career aptitude test and based on his verbal ability score, it suggested that he become a mime.  But as luck would have it, that was the year mimes went on strike for better working conditions (bigger make-believe boxes to be trapped in, a less stiff imaginary wind to run against, etc.).  So Tim walked away from the mime world, although as he walked away, he pretended to be pulled along by a big invisible dog.

 

For the next three years, Tim taught religion at an all-girls Catholic high school.  At night, he broke into comedy at Zanies, Chicago’s best comedy club.  This dual role, religion teacher by day and comedian by night, began to take its toll.  One night, as Tim threatened to call a heckler’s parents, he realized it was time to choose one career.

 

He picked comedy.  Soon his funny songs were being heard nationally on the legendary “Dr. Demento” radio show.  With an ever growing collection of fun, witty tunes, Tim was a perfect fit for radio.  In spite of an allergy to giraffes that kept him away from a number of Morning Zoos, he has been a frequent and favorite guest on drive-time radio shows across the country. With songs like “I Wanna Kiss Her (But She Won’t Let Me),” “99 Dead Baboons,” and “Get Drunk with Dignity,” Cavanagh has sung his way into the hearts of radio audiences everywhere.

 

For several years, Tim worked closely with radio personality and “Partridge Family” star Danny Bonaduce.  Danny once said, “Tim’s the funniest guy in the world.  He’s so cute, you just wanna kiss him.”  And that’s coming from a man who once beat up a guy in a dress.

 

Since 1997, Tim has been a regular guest on the award winning “Bob & Tom” radio show, which is heard nationwide on 120-plus stations.  In that time, Tim has performed over two hundred songs on the show.  Many of those songs were part of a popular weekly segment, “The One Minute Song,” which he did on the show from 1998-2000. 

 

Along the way, Tim was featured on an ABC-TV prime time comedy special, as well as on Comedy Central and Comcast Comedy Spotlight.

 

Since 1997, Tim has released three comedy CDs on his own Hits & Giggles Records label.  Tim recently recognized himself as “Best Artist” on the Hits & Giggles roster, an award he has won three out of the last five years.  Even though he is the only act on the roster, a misty-eyed Cavanagh was quoted as saying, “It’s still a big thrill.”

 

Aside from headlining at comedy clubs and touring with “The Friends of Bob & Tom” shows, Tim has performed at hundreds of corporate events.  From Mayo Clinic and Xerox to the Midwest Poultry Federation and Prairie Bolt & Screw, his clean and clever material has made him a hit.  He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, and while that organization is the archenemy of the National Mime Council, Tim still has cordial relations with several mimes.

 

See Tim Cavanagh co-starring Nicholas Anthony October 4th through 6th at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563) 324-5233 or by visiting www.penguinscomedyclub.com.  Visit the Penguin's Comedy Club website for more upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Pat Godwin, Paul & Storm and The Musical Comedians of Comedy Tour.

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He's Even Funny During the Off Season PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 September 2007 09:50
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Penguin’s Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste 105
Bettendorf, IA 52722
www.penguinscomedyclub.com

 
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He's Even Funny During the Off Season
 
Dan St. Paul performs at Penguin's Comedy Club September 20th through 22nd
 
BETTENDORF, IA, September 12, 2007 - Comedian Dan St. Paul has become a legend among listeners of "The BOB & TOM" show even if they may not realize it. The show's daily most frequently asked question would have to be, "who does that bit where Jesus is playing baseball," (or some variation of that). The answer of course, is St. Paul. His biblical baseball game pieces rank among the most highly sought after bits in the show's history.
 
Dan has also appeared on several episodes of "An Evening at the Improv", plus numerous shows on VH-1, MTV, and Comedy Central. Since then, he has opened for such superstars as Jerry Seinfeld, Natalie Cole, Dwight Yoakum, Smokey Robinson, and Vince Gill. In a testament to the class of his act, Dan even opened for the San Francisco Symphony!

Dan appeared in the movie "Flubber" with Robin Williams, and signed a recording deal with MCA records. His CD, "Natural and Good for You" contains one the most requested comedy pieces on radio, "The First Baseball Game". He also is the star of his own one-man play, "Outer Mission, Middle Class - The Comic Diary of an Immigrant's Son".
 
See Dan St. Paul co-starring Stan Stankos September 20th through 22nd at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563) 324-5233 or by visiting www.penguinscomedyclub.com.  Visit the Penguin's Comedy Club website for more upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Tim Cavanaugh, Pat Godwin and Paul & Storm.

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Comical cultural icon delivers odd show PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:02
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Penguin’s Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste 105
Bettendorf, IA 52722
www.penguinscomedyclub.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Comical cultural icon delivers odd show
Heywood Banks performs at Penguin's Comedy Club September 13th through 16th
BETTENDORF, IA, September 5, 2007 - Heywood Banks' act is not the normal stand-up routine--far from it. Heywood is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe.

Dressed in a plaid jacket and wearing dark-rimmed glasses, Heywood's style is his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother.

Heywood intersperses his humorous observations of life with twisted, inventive, bizarre songs, sung and played in a variety of styles, from folk, to country to rock to pop, and way beyond.

You have to be pretty smart to get Heywood at his deepest level (he demands a high level of pop culture literacy), but you can also enjoy him just for his vocal style impersonations, expert musicianship and just plain silliness.

Heywood has been featured in "Rolling Stone Magazine" and "People Magazine." He won First Place in the Johnnie Walker Comedy Search Contest.

Heywood Banks has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv," MTV's "1/2 Hour Comedy Hour," CNN's "Hollywood Minute," "Caroline's Comedy Hour," "Entertainment Tonight," "Showtime Comedy Club Network," "Dr. Demento Show," "12th Annual HBO Young Comedians Special with Paul Rodriguez" and is a frequent guest on the national Bob and Tom radio show.

Stuart Mitchell, the creator of Heywood Banks, tells us that his character was born on a mountaintop in Tennessee and lived for many many years in a log trailer. Heywood's biological parents, Hank and Heyena Banks were killed in a freak revolving restaurant accident back in the sixties - someone had hit the Puree Button by mistake...grisly! Eventually raised by mathematical parents, Heywood was working in a Kroger bagging groceries when he was hit in the head with a can of lunchmeat, giving him spamnesia. This caused him problems for years as he became afraid of the dark, but couldn't sleep with the light on. "Did that ever happen to you???"

Come see the deeply loved Heywood Banks and his very odd show at Penguin's Comedy Club!

 
 

See Heywood Banks co-starring Chad Thornsberry September 13th through 16th at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563) 324-5233 or by visiting www.penguinscomedyclub.com.  Visit the Penguin's Comedy Club website for more upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Dan St. Paul, Tim Cavanaugh and Pat Godwin.

 

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Mediacom Spokesman Comedic Talent PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 September 2007 12:53
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 Penguin’s Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste 105
Bettendorf, IA 52722
www.penguinscomedyclub.com
 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Mediacom Spokesman Comedic Talent
 
Michael Thorne performs at Penguin's Comedy Club September 6th through 8th
 
BETTENDORF, IA, September 5, 2007 -  Michael Thorne has a fast-paced comedy style that almost leaves audience flinching with laughter. Non-stop and rapid fire, Michael hits all the topics that have made him a comedy club favorite. Relationships are his specialty, but don't expect Dr. Phil or Oprah...it's more like Judge Judy meets Jerry Springer.

Michael can currently be seen coast-to-coast in commercials for Mediacom. His diversity and high energy enable him to relate his humorous insights that any, and every audience will find entertaining. Thorne will take you on a wild and hysterical tour of the minefield that is his life.

 
See Michael Thorne co-starring David Beck September 6th through 8th at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563) 324-5233 or by visiting www.penguinscomedyclub.com.  Visit the Penguin's Comedy Club website for more upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Heywood Banks, Dan St. Paul and Tim Cavanaugh.


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