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Comedian Tim Hawkins isn't worried about cancellation culture

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Known for his musical parodies and clean content, stand-up comedian Tim Hawkins returns to tour, hoping to give people a chance to feel joy in the midst of the world’s trials.

The “Tim Hawkins Live in Concert” multi-city tour kicks off in North Carolina on August 20th. For the past 30 years, Hawkins has brought comedy to the world through shows and songs like “Cletus Take the Reel.” A viral his parody of Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take the Wheel.”

Now that he’s older, he says his shows are better than ever.

“I’m older, so I’ve slowed down a little bit,” Hawkins told The Christian Post.

He was on 100 dates a year. Now he cuts that down to 40 shows a year.

“I’m going on these tours with a little more energy and passion because I have a little more rest,” he continued. I’m trying to prove myself by getting it out. After doing it for years, I feel more comfortable. The show has a more relaxed hangout vibe. It’s my living room It’s like strangers in…”

Hawkins said his tour now feels “very comfortable”.

“It took me a while to learn that comedy isn’t about being witty, it’s not about sleight of hand. When you’re in a relationship with someone, saying things that people can relate to is more There’s going to be a big laugh,” Hawkins explained. I think that’s what people want and that’s what people respond to. Whether it’s comedy or music, they want to be touched on an emotional level.

The Missouri native said comedy is another way of “really strong” connection.

“I don’t understand why it’s so powerful. Don’t get caught up in the consequences. We live in a cancel culture. Open to trolling, open to doxxing, in an open culture. Due to the many negativity, I have never even paid attention to it.

Hawkins said he’s matured a lot in the last few years, adding: I’m good enough for that. That’s why I’m here. I’m not here to be everyone’s cup of tea.

As the world grows darker, Hawkins believes comedy has the power to lift people up.

“It’s really about what you focus on. There’s a lot of good in the world, but it’s all mixed with bad, so it’s hard to learn what to focus on and what you’re trying to do.” You have to be good at it. Feed your mind,” maintained the stand-up veteran.

Hawkins revealed that he’s as addicted to social media as anyone else, partly because the drama is an adrenaline rush. Another resource where people can have a little bit of joy.”

Known for his parody songs, Hawkins said music inspires him even more than comedy. Growing up, his house was filled with music.

“We talked about connecting with others emotionally. Music has always connected me on a deep emotional level,” he explained.

“I do shows from 8 to 88. So there’s a way for everyone to like music. Kids might like the energy of it, adults might like the lyrics.” another program.”

The talented musician was raised in the church and often incorporates his Christian faith into his comedy shows.

“I’ve seen hoaxed Christianity. I feel like he’s repeating a line that seems like he’s done it a million times. So when I speak on stage, it’s a perfect opportunity because, On these shows, you just keep them laughing, you can leave them with something a little deeper, Hawkins told CP.

“I think joy is what God brings to the table. It’s a deeper connection with God, not just laughing to forget, but also saying a message, giving a simple testimony, and doing what I’m trying to do.” You can do anything you want and in spirit this is who I am.People today are not interested in really nice and perfect packaging.They just want the real thing.

The entertainer concluded: I always thought he was the best. ”

Hawkins is very grateful that God has given him the opportunity to do what he loves in his career and is happy to help bring joy to others while doing it. I’m here.

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Ginny Ortega Law is a reporter for The Christian Post. Contact her at: She is also a book author. what happened to meHow to kill invisible enemies Follow her on Twitter. @jlawcp Facebook: Jeannie O Music