Everyone needs a good laugh sometime. Tim Hawkins’ humor is fairly well known in the United States. In fact, he performed in Amarillo last fall.
Hawkins is married, the father of four children and is from St. Louis, Mo. He isn’t afraid to use his real life to make other people laugh. He has written funny songs and comedic bits about his kids, marriage, home schooling, food and more. His humor is quick and witty with good delivery.
“If you can’t laugh at yourself, laugh at other people,” he said. He sets the stage for unrestrained laughter without being crude or crass. His comedy is clean, funny and relevant. His musical parodies of popular songs are hilarious. The lyrics usually are hysterical.
Hawkins is a self-taught guitarist and a songwriter who performs more than 120 sold-out shows each year. His CDs, videos and performance schedule are available at www.timhawkins.net.
His most recent CD is titled Pretty Pink Tractor. Its fun and hilarious songs reach people of all ages. The way he pokes fun at everyday issues makes those things a little less stressful or irksome.
For this album, Hawkins created seven original songs and 10 parodies of songs from famous singers. My favorites are “Chick-fil-A”, “Pretty Pink Tractor” and “The Government Can.”
The title song, “Pretty Pink Tractor,” is a comical tale of Internet shopping gone awry. “Twinkie” is about not fitting in socially. “The Government Can” is a hysterical parody about a lot of real issues Americans have with the government. “Shave” is a parody with smooth lyrics. My kids love it.
For a look into a true-to-life redneck version of a weekend after a breakup, you might listen to “3rd Wheel.” “Honey-Do List” is one that any parent in a relationship can relate to.
“A Daddy Boy Can Survive” is a “trailer park dad’s” song. “Homeschool Blues” is amusing to me personally as a former home-schooler. “Just the Way You Are” is a satirical look at America’s addiction to cosmetic surgery. “Old White Man” is clever, witty and true.
“A Whiff of Kansas” isn’t about what you think…or is it? YouTube Video Comment Guy sums up, with a smile, those people out there whose life exists only through the Internet. “Major Tom Tom” reminds me of the recent iMap app disaster.
“The First Song I Wrote for My Wife” is kind of funny in a creepy sort of way. “Colonoscopy” needs no introduction. “Freebird Goes Green” is slow, but it is a perfect “hippie” song.
“Chick-fil-A (Live)” cracks me up because it is so true. That is my favorite fast food restaurant and, as all C-f-A junkies know, the day you want it the most is Sunday, and once a day never is enough.
Hawkins’ humor often is self-directed, and he tells many entertaining tales about his family and other social experiences that are lighthearted and fun.
He also is a good physical comedian. His impressions of famous people are good; my favorite is Mick Jagger.
Hawkins has five CDs and five DVDs available in stores and on his website for $10 to $15, or you can download any of them for $5 each on his website.
You also can follow him on social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and GodTube. He has more than 244,000 followers on Facebook, more than 2,000 followers on GodTube and almost 61,000 followers on Twitter, with the numbers constantly rising.
Life is better when you’re laughing.
Give Tim Hawkins’ album, Pretty Pink Tractor, a listen and remember, “Life’s rough; lighten up.”