Tim Clue

Tim Clue

Speaker: Tim Clue

Humorist Speaker and Emcee, Providing an Experience in Connection, Laughter and Motivation


  • Comedy Keynote
  • Unconventional Host
  • Especially for Educators: The Unlikely Teacher

Hailing from a small town outside Chicago (and now making his home in the Windy City with his wife and daughter), Tim has brought to bear all his experiences from his years as an award-winning educator, his training at Second City and decades in stand-up comedy, and has synthesized his calling as a Humorous Motivational Speaker and Corporate Entertainer.

After a decade as a professor of communications and speech, Tim took his then-budding comedy writing skills to the clubs. During his years as an ultra-clean comedian, Tim swiftly progressed to working with many well-known comics—such as Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Wright and Larry Miller, to namedrop just a few—and you may have caught some of Tim’s humor on YouTube or XM/Sirius Satellite Radio. As a playwright and director, Clue’s stage comedy “Leaving Iowa,” nominated Best New Play in the Country during its premiere at actor Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre Company, is now published and performed in theaters all over the U.S. and Canada.

Now, as a Humorous Motivational Speaker and Team Builder, Tim has spoken before such notables as former President George H.W. Bush and economist Paul Krugman. Bringing “social” back into the meeting space and inspiring and connecting his audiences through laughter, Tim Clue is dedicated to reinventing conferences one funny experience at a time.

Whether as a conference keynote or as a master of ceremonies, it’s his methods, your messages. Tim will move any audience as he collaborates on potent and absorbing moments that underscore and reflect the realities of this over-stimulated and distracted emailing, Facebooking, Tweeting world in which we now find ourselves living and working.

As Tim often says, “If you want them to hear it, tell them. If you want them to remember, make them laugh.”

Comedy Keynote

Bone-crushingly funny, dynamic, squeaky clean and adept at finding the pulse of your company, Tim integrates your messages and culture with his unique brand of high energy, interactive humor. Using his razor sharp wit, Tim custom-builds original, hilarious, creative and collaborative presentations for every client, making for an unforgettable and inspiring event. His stories are hysterical, but his message profound: only the relationships in our lives reflect the values and intensity with which we live. For Tim, Leadership needs Laughter and Comedy is Communication. Fantastic for holiday party entertainment, too.

Unconventional Host

Tim’s background as an award winning communication and speech professor explains his ability to be able to condense, distill and/or emphasize important messages that could be left behind. Added training with Second City and over 20 years as a professional stand-up makes Tim the perfect emcee: high energy, exceptionally interactive, and capable of making others’ mistakes look intentional, brilliant, or at least hilarious. As the Unconventional Host, Tim kick-starts camaraderie with big laughs and creative, collaborative elements… and he’s always clean. Deftly weaving your important message insights with his intelligent brand of humor, Tim is suitable for your team’s awards banquets, client appreciation events, management meetings or any other type of gathering.

Especially for Educators: The Unlikely Teacher

It was implausible to think that a pupil like Tim Clue would or could ever become a college level instructor. Challenged by dyslexia and ADHD as a young man, Tim ultimately did earn his Master’s degree and began his creative work in the classroom as a communications teacher and speech coach, spring-boarding him into a life as a professional clean comedian, published playwright, and ultimately, a highly inspiring and motivational speaker for all levels of educators, staff and administrators. If you’re searching for in-service day ideas, The Unlikely Teacher with professional development speaker Tim Clue is a wonderful way to reward and move an audience in any educational field. This award-winning, lifetime lecturer rethinks learning lessons to help rebuild 21st century minds.  For in service days, professional development events, or continuing education seminars or conferences, this inspirational speaker is simply… Smart.


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