Tim Harmston

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Tim Harmston
Born1971/1972(age 49–50)
Medium Stand-up comedy
Years active2002–present
Spouse Mary Mack
Notable works and roles The Late Show With David Letterman (2011)
Last Comic Standing (2014)
Website www.timharmston.com

Tim Harmston is a stand-up comedian from Minneapolis. He competed on Last Comic Standing in 2014, [1] and has performed on The Late Show With David Letterman and Comedy Central's Live at Gotham . [2] Star Tribune critic Jay Boller wrote that Harmston combines "the cadence of Brian Regan and the observational absurdism of Jim Gaffigan." [3] He has released two albums on Stand Up! Records, The Most Bees Ever and The Whim of Tim.


Early life

Harmston grew up in Menomonie, Wisconsin. [4] He worked in the Chicago film industry before pursuing a career in comedy. [5]


Harmston began performing stand-up in 2002, [6] and won Minneapolis comedy club Acme's Funniest Person in the Twin Cities contest in 2003. [3]

In 2011 Harmston self-released his debut album The Most Bees Ever, which was re-released by Stand Up! Records in 2014. [7] Reviewer Richard Lanoie of The Serious Comedy Site called the album "solid stand-up comedy with quite a few particularly original bits." [8] Chris Spector of Midwest Record said that Harmston "comes on like a modern Steven Wright." [9]

A followup album and video, The Whim of Tim, was released in 2020. [10]

Harmston was a contestant on CMT's Next Big Comic in 2011. [11] [12] He won a Rusty Nail award at the Aspen RooftopComedy Festival in 2008. [13] He originated the idea for award-winning Internet video series Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager . [14] [2] [15]

Personal life

Harmston is married to comedian Mary Mack; they frequently tour together. [2]


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