With a resume that includes McHale’s Navy, The Carol Burnett Show, and the animated hit Spongebob Squarepants, it’s no surprise that Tim Conway has spent a lifetime making people laugh. A native of Chagrin Falls, Conway says he was “destined” to be a comedian from a very early age. He credits his small stature with developing his gift for comedy. Said Conway, “When you’re small, you’re either funny or you get beat up a lot – so I was funny and I got beat up a lot.”
After an early career as the class clown, Conway got his start in television working with Cleveland’s Ernie Anderson, and through their collaborations he was recruited to join the cast of McHale’s Navy. His next big success was his time on The Carol Burnett Show, where he worked as both a writer and a performer for 11 years. Inciting much laughter, Conway regales the audience with tales about classic Carol Burnett Show moments, including the famous skit featuring an inept dentist, and another famed sketch showcasing businessman Mr. Tudball and his secretary Mrs. Wiggins.
Not only does Conway give viewers a glimpse behind the scenes of some of his most famous shows, he also tells side-splitting stories about the pranks he pulled in his personal life (including a tale in which, while wrapped up like a mummy, he gets pulled over by the police). He keeps the audience in stitches while revealing his favorite collaborations with other comedy greats, such as Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Don Knotts and Ernest Borgnine.