Tim Washer
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Tim Washer
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    After working in corporate communications for years, Tim’s boss encouraged him to pursue a career
    in comedy, “or at least something other than corporate communications.” So in 1998, he began
    studying improv under Amy Poehler at the UCB Theater. He performed with Amy on the Comedy
    Central series Upright Citizen’s Brigade and later, Saturday Night Live. Amy summed up Tim’s
    comedic talent: “He should consider a job in corporate communications.”

    Tim went on to appear regularly on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and to write for The Late Show
    with David Letterman. But it wasn’t until The New Yorker magazine’s Shouts & Murmurs rejected
    his essay “The Very First Christmas Newsletter” from Jesus’ mother Mary that he finally knew he had
    arrived.

    Although not a real U.S. Senator, Tim improvised the role of Sen. Beekins (R‐AK) in the TV commercial
    Filibuster, earning the Silver Medal Mark Award despite a poor voting record on the environment.
    Comedy Central selected the short film series he wrote and produced for IBM, Art of the Sale as a
    “Staff Favorite,” which was cited in Forbes.com in January 2007 as the example of the “Jon
    Stewartizing” of corporate communications.

    As an on‐camera host, Tim has interviewed Austin Powers director Jay Roach, Arrested
    Development’s Tony Hale, Liar, Liar co‐writer Paul Guay and Sony Pictures Entertainment vice
    chairman Yair Landau. Tim’s Connecticut cable TV series “In Your Community” featured guests
    including three‐time Emmy Award winning producer Rob Dustin and Wedding Crashers
    cinematographer Julio Macat.

    Tim collaborated with The New York Times’ Bob Tedeschi to write, produce and host a comedy show
    for WSHU affiliate of National Public Radio. He has hosted events with President George H. W. Bush,
    Academy Award winning composers Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken, and Nobel Peace Prize
    laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He hosted a panel of Hollywood screenwriters on Capitol Hill for
    U.S. Congregational Staffers, and served on an entertainment panel at The White House.

    He's performed PowerPoint parodies at corporate events from Las Vegas to Sydney, has collaborated
    on a TV pilot with Jim Gaffigan, performed with Greg Giraldo and studied under Tom Purcell, head
    writer for The Colbert Report. Letterman’s talent coordinator Eddie Brill calls Tim "Extremely clever,"
    and he’s been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Chicago Sun‐Times.

    Tim has worked as a consultant at Accenture, an account executive at Xerox, as a vice president at
    Interpublic Group, and as executive producer and host of IBM’s series “The Future of…” He holds an
    MBA from McCombs Graduate School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He’s also
    served a short stint for an unnamed employer in corporate communications.



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