Cavanagh storms MCCC

He wants to fry up an eagle, just to see what it’s like.
Tim Cavanagh, a regular on the popular radio program The Bob and Tom Show, served up many of his famous “One Minute Songs” and other hilarities as he invaded the Meyer Theater on Oct. 3.
Entering the limelight, Cavanagh immediately lit the stage with a warm, friendly air, while keeping simple humor flying, entertaining the crowd, which filled about three-quarters of the theatre.
Short, simple songs which describe everyday moments, to views on conservationism, to his collection of sports memorabilia kept the evening moving quickly with laughs at every turn.
David Knott, a Monroe resident, said, “I listen to him on Bob and Tom and he’s even funnier live.”
Cavanagh included the crowd for most of his act, whether it was bringing a member or two of the audience up on stage, or jumping off of the stage to play Alex Trebek for “Jeopardy for Dummies” with random show-goers, including Monroe mayor Mark Worrell.
Worrell’s presence, as well as other random facts about the city, made Monroe one of the centerpieces for Cavanagh’s act, showing his prowess at changing to adapt to a situation and making the show special every time.
“I see why they call it the Floral City, seeing all of the…um…flowers as I drove in,” said Cavanagh when the city’s nickname came up in discussion with one of his contestants.
The most important part, it seemed, to Cavanagh’s stage presence was the sense of personality, without losing the comedy.
The audience seemed enthused and welcomed, but Cavanagh was still able to criticize the lackluster Red Wings fan or the Hyundai drivers without losing his command of the audience.
After the show, Cavanagh sat in the lobby of the La-Z-Boy Center and signed copies of his three albums, which were on sale in the concessions booth.
MCCC student Jacob McLaughlin sat next to Cavanagh and aided those who came up.
“A lot of people lined up to buy his CD and get his autograph because they really liked his show. People were able to talk to him because he was so personable, unlike many other comedians where you can’t get within 10 feet of them,” McLaughlin said.