Tim Harmston

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Tim Harmston
Born1971-72 (age 48–49)
MediumStand-up comedy
Years active2002-
SpouseMary Mack

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[edit]

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[edit]

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



  1. ^ Carlson Gustafson, Amy (2014-05-19). "Five Twin Cities comedians on revived 'Last Comic Standing'". Pioneer Press. St. Paul. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  2. ^ a b c Thomas, Rob (2015-07-14). "Wisconsin husband-and-wife comedians are married to comedy (and each other)". Capital Times. Madison, Wisconsin. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  3. ^ a b Boller, Jay (2012-08-21). "Performance: Tim Harmston". Star Tribune. Minneapolis-St. Paul. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  4. ^ Anderson, Deb (2009-11-25). "Comedy rocks Mabel Tainter". Chippewa Herald. Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  5. ^ "Burnett-Milan hires One World via an Internet creative site for steamy Italian commercial". Reel Chicago. 2005-04-10. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  6. ^ Nyhus, Travis (2019-12-23). "Menomonie native Tim Harmston takes stage with wife Mary Mack to raise funds for Dunn County Humane Society in Guffaws for Paws comedy show". Chippewa Herald. Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  7. ^ "Tim Harmston, The Most Bees Ever". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  8. ^ Richard Lanoie (2018-04-09). "Tim Harmston – The Most Bees Ever". The Serious Comedy Site. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  9. ^ Chris Spector (2014-02-04). "Volume 38/Number 95". Midwest Record. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  10. ^ "Tim Harmston: The Whim of Tim (2020)". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  11. ^ Justin, Neal (2011-02-08). "Two Minnesotans vie for national comedy title". Star Tribune. Minneapolis-St. Paul. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  12. ^ "The Search For "CMT's Next Big Comic" Begins Today: Twelve Comics Battle For Laughs in Online Competition at CMT.com". CMT.com. 2011-02-11. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  13. ^ the RooftopComedy Awards at The Aspen RooftopComedy Festival Archived June 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Vincent Terrace (29 January 2016). Internet Comedy Television Series, 1997-2015. McFarland. pp. 46–. ISBN 978-0-7864-9760-7.
  15. ^ Cassie Parkes (2017-03-24). "Interview: Aaron Yonda Talks Gaming, Filmmaking, and Improv". Cultured Vultures. Retrieved 2020-04-28.

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