Tim Hawkins The Clean Comedian

Tim Hawkins is a good clean comedian.

Some things are funny and some things just aren’t! Have you ever been to a comedy show and felt embarrassed by the base and crude humor that is spewing from the mouth of the comedian? I have often wondered why people seem to think that vulgarity and filth are funny, perhaps some would just call me to puritanical, but I have always been impressed by those who can invoke laughter without using base insinuations. In my search for some good clean fun, I stumbled upon a wonderful clean comedian, Tim Hawkins.


Watch the Clean Comedy of Tim Hawkins

Clean Comedy the Whole Family Can Enjoy

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Tim Hawkins: Full Range of Motion

A clean and funny comedian who can be watched over and over. Appropriate for all ages.

 

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing each other. ~Alan Alda

The famous comedian Milton Berle once said, “Laughter is an instant vacation.” I think that he is so right. No matter what is pressing on your mind, or what trials you may be facing, a little bit of laughter seems to take you away and transcend you to another plane of thought, even if it is just for a moment.


Simply stated, “Laughter is the best medicine” for what ever ills you. I believe that good clean laughter is a gift. Tim Hawkins has a gift to make people laugh in a wholesome robust way.


Tim Hawkins- Cletus Take the Reel

Good Clean Fun- Tim Hawkins Bananas

Tim Hawkins helps us to laugh at ourselves.

Another famous comedian Bob Newhart stated, “Laughter gives us distance.  It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.”  Many times a situation that is brewing can be defused by simply allowing your sense of humor to shine.  A good laugh can mend fences as well.  We take ourselves entirely too seriously at times.  How refreshing it would be to lighten the burdens that we face, by gaining some real perspective, and taking a moment to simply laugh. 


Tim Hawkins takes everyday situations that we are all familiar with, and applies that simple clean humorous twist to them, showing us it is fun to actually laugh at ourselves. 


Tim Hawkins on Marriage

Why Tim Hawkins chooses to be clean.

Tim describes one of the reasons he chooses to be a clean comedian,

“Survival mode, pure and simple. I learned comedy in front of a lot of multi-generational audiences, so I had to find material that would cater to all ages. It’s a thrill to provide a family connection where they can share the experience… and then take a DVD home for another family comedy night. But really, I think my fans are probably just the same people who voted for Sanjaya.”

Tim Hawkins talks about products we buy.

Tim Hawkins thinks clean comedy is easy.

From the Website Tim Hawkins Comedy, we learn this about him:

"With 4 kids of his own and a wife who is winning her battle with breast cancer, Hawkins gets new material daily from the perils of marriage and parenting. But it must be difficult to work clean all the time, right? 'Clean comedy is easy. Funny comedy is hard.' So does Tim think he’s funny? 'I'm not bragging, but one time I told a joke in front of a dead bird, and it flew away. And you can Google that.'"

Clean comedy the whole family can enjoy!

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. ~Victor Hugo

With all the perils that we face in our everyday life,from our economic melt down to world peace, isn't it about time we took a moment to reflect on everything we have been blessed with, and simply learn to laugh.


 Tim Hawkins is just the clean comedian to help us do it!


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eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Thanks for the hub,

This is real comedy, People that can make you laugh without the bad language and valgor are real comedians.

Keep on Hubbing!


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robie2 7 years ago from Central New Jersey

Delightful-- someone who can make us laugh without resorting to cheap shots is my kind of guy-- don't know this guy, but I like his style. Thanks for the introduction doghouse:-)


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In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California Author

eovery,

I may be silly, but I just belly laughed at his rendition of "Cletus Take the Wheel". Yes, I agree with you...good comedy does not have to use bad language and be vulgar!


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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

I laughed so hard my son joined me to find out what was going on...He sat here and watched thevideos with me. Laughter together is a good thing too.


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In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California Author

Hi Robie,

A clean comedian is certainly a true comedian in my book too! I am glad you found Tim Hawkins to be a funny guy! Thanks for stopping by.


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In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California Author

Nancy,

I too called my children in to watch the videos with me. We all laughed and laughed. I agree, laughter together is a good thing!


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retirementhelp 7 years ago

Great stuff!! This proves that you don't have to cuss or say things that I wouldn't want my grand daughter to hear to be funny. Awesome hub!!!


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JennifersJumpers 7 years ago

Thanks for letting me know about this guy! Relying only on vulgarity to make a joke doesn't take any effort.


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

I'd LOVE to see this guy in concert!

Romeo, Romeo--Where y'all at???

I couldn't watch them all right now because my sides hurt from laughing. But I'll be back!


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In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California Author

Jennifers Jumpers,

I agree with you, it takes much more creativity and talent for a clean comedian to get people to laugh. Tim Hawkins is simply a funny guy!


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

Okay, I finished watching and reading! We are a homeschool family, and when the last video finished, I said, "Now, that's funny!" He climbed down from my lap and said, "No, mom. That was Hil-aiwee-us!!". From the mouths of babes.


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In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California Author

Laughing Mom,

I can totally relate to your laughing attack. When I found Tim Hawkins on YouTube, I spent the whole night with my kids laughing away. It is nice to find a comedian you can watch together. Thanks for your comment!


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JamaGenee 7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Personally, I find comedians who sprinkle routines with four letter words don't have much faith in how funny their stuff *could* be without the profanity. If the comedian doesn't think it's funny on its own, why should the audience?


Iphigenia 7 years ago

This is just brilliant - thank you for introducing me to Tim Hawkins - I don't know the different American accents, but Shakespears done in Oklahoma sounds like it would be a hoot !


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johnb0127 7 years ago from TX

Ive seen one of his DVDs and he spoke at my sister's school.  Hes hilarious!  I love when he sings praise songs from other churches.  Like the bicycle mormon one. lol.  Thanks for the great hub!

--John


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

I Can Only Eat Margarine (I Can Only Imagine-MercyMe). I wondered if he was the one who sang that. I googled it, and sure enough--it's him!!

http://www.tangle.com/view_video.php?viewkey=f41f1...

My kids have been singing that song for a couple of months. I wondered where they got it!


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

Shakespeare has never been so brilliantly interpreted!


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imadork 7 years ago from St. Peters, MO

I really don't want to offend anyone who may be a fan of this comedian; but to be completely honest - I didn't laugh at all while watching these videos.

I am a fan comedians that make me laugh -- period.  Whether it be a "clean" joke or a "dirty" joke; if it is written, prepared and recited well by the comedian -- and I laugh at the performance -- the joke and the teller of that joke is good in my book.

In the Doghouse: You mention in your hub that "good clean laughter is a gift", seemingly pertaining to the old "Laughter is the best medicine" quote which immediately preceded it.  I ask you, why add "clean" in there?  Laughter is laughter, the positive effect it has on your mind and body are the same regardless of whether the joke was "clean" or "dirty".

I don't find swear words and risque subject matter offensive.  Why would I? -- I'm an adult and I realize that "bad" language are just words that at some point in history someone deemed foul.  Of course, I agree that some comedians should not be watched by children.

If I were the sensitive type, I would be much more offended by Hawkins' depiction of Southerners than if he happened to utter the "F" word in some of his bits.  Disrespect and ridicule of a group of people can hurt a lot more than cursing.

Some of the great comedic minds have "foul" material.  Here are just a few: Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Lenny Bruce, Red Foxx, George Carlin, Robin Williams, Rodney Dangerfield.

Heck, even Shakespeare has some risque lines in his works!

 

 


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In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California Author

Hi Jamagenee,

I am with you. I choose not to find humor in foul language. A good wholesome laugh is a great bit of medicine to me.


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In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California Author

Iphigenia,

I am glad you enjoyed the comedy of Tim Hawkins.

Johnb0127,

I haven't heard the bicycle Mormon song, but would really like to!

Laughing Mom,

Thanks for sharing another link to funny Tim Hawkins!


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In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California Author

Teresa,

Shakespeare with a Southern drawl does give it a new twist! lol

imadork,

I am sorry you didn't find Tim Hawkins funny. I guess that is why we have such a variety of comedians to appeal to different individuals. I personally find a clean comedian wholesome and funny that is why I focused my attention on writing a Hub about "clean" comedy. Different strokes for different folks!


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

Thanks so much for clean humor that makes you feel safe in your laughter. It's a great option.


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johnb0127 7 years ago from TX

O man, you got to look it up! Its so funny!


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In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California Author

Hi Patty,

What a beautiful way to put it, "safe in your laughter." It is a great option! Thanks.

John,

If you find a link... post it here.


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

This is the one I think John is talking about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L30-O9xC8U&fea...


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In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California Author

Laughing Mom,

Thanks for posting that... too funny!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

Thanks for sharing!  I enjoyed it.  Quite a few mannerisms similar to early Robin Williams. 


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imadork 7 years ago from St. Peters, MO

In the Doghouse: Thanks for not deleting my comment. It's always informative to have an opposing opinion on some hubs; even though this hub is not really a debating kind of hub. LOL.

It may seem weird to you that I thanked you for not deleting my comment, but the last somewhat lengthy debating comment I wrote on someone's hub never saw the light of day. Ugh!!! That ticked me off!!!!!!


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In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California Author

KCC Big Country,

Glad you enjoyed Tim Hawkins. Thanks for stopping by.

imadork,

I will post almost any comment that is done with respect, even if it is a different opinion than I have. If you have taken the time to state your opinion, then in most cases you should be heard. I have to agree however, this Hub is not really one to debate! lol Hence my apologies that you didn't find Tim Hawkins funny. Thanks for being respectful in your objections.


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SoulaBee 7 years ago from United States

Very funny. Had a good time watching the videos.


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Abhishek87 7 years ago from India

Funny ? Did anyone say funny? Omg !!! This is awesome stuff..........

Thanks a lot ITD, I'll admit I hadn't heard of him,anyways, bye.. back to watching Tim Hawkins :)


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In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California Author

SoulaBee and Abhishek87,

Thanks for coming by. I am glad you enjoyed the clean humor of Tim Hawkins. I loved watching all his funny bits.


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

in The Doghouse, I found Tim Hawkins very entertaining and admire his ambition to present "clean" comedy.

I would like to take imadork to task and state that there is "laughter" and there is "laughter".


Klea 7 years ago

I am a Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan fan..but now, after seeing, and owning all of Tim Hawkins' videos I don't find them as funny. I hate "adult potty-talk". I find it a language for adults that continue to live and talk like a child, having never grown up or gained an adult vocabulary. I think any comedian who can make me laugh about every day things is far more brilliant than those "comedian's" (Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Lenny Bruce, Red Foxx, George Carlin, Robin Williams, Rodney Dangerfield) that have to stoop to childish, foul language and sex talk! There are plenty of these kinds of comedians. Tim Hawkins, on the other hand, doesn't have to stoop so low! He makes me laugh every day as I quote his funny sayings. Tim is also a great musician! I enjoy his music!


Cliff 6 years ago

Not bad


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ahostagesituation 6 years ago

Nice. Check out Anjelah Johnson if you haven't already.


Cheryl Mark 5 years ago

I really enjoyed the smiles and laughs


christiangodlover 4 years ago

this guy is my favorite comedian dont be dissing on him he is amazing...pretty pink tractor is where its at

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