tim meadows

tim meadows

tim meadows

Every time I visit my friend’s for dinner for xmas, I get spit on. Spit, that is.


Meadows' start in show business was in Chicago as a member of The Second City comedy troupe alongside future star Chris Farley. In 1991, Meadows landed a spot on Saturday Night Live and would go on to become a longtime cast member, appearing on the program until 2000. (Meadows was on the show for ten seasons; this was the record for the longest tenure on the show until it was surpassed by Darrell Hammond in 2005, whose record was also surpassed by Kenan Thompson in 2017.) Meadows' lengthy tenure on the show was used as a gag in three monologues when former cast members Phil Hartman and Mike Myers returned to the show to host, and when Alec Baldwin hosted for his twelfth time. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Meadows often spoofed famous personalities including Oprah Winfrey, Erykah Badu, Michael Jackson, and Tiger Woods, on SNL, and one time was a quick change artist to pull off an impersonation of both O. J. Simpson and Al Cowlings within the timespan of one SNL skit. Some skits had Meadows playing a fictionalized version of himself, such as being a fan of ice hockey on Weekend Update stating his dissatisfaction with the 1994 NHL lockout and remarking "What am I supposed to do about this; watch basketball?" Another sketch as himself was introducing the entire SNL cast as their most famous characters, such as Wayne and Garth, or Melanie Hutsell as Jan Brady in a sing-a-long denouncing the 1992 Los Angeles riots, which ends with Meadows remarking "This is personal to me...mainly because I don't have an SNL character to play!" Eventually he did get an original character with Leon Phelps, "The Ladies' Man", a perpetually horny talk show host who falsely believed himself to be the living definition of what women search for in a man. The character was adapted into a 2000 film, The Ladies Man, which followed the character's attempts to find love and a suitable outlet for his beloved radio program. In 2001, he co-starred in Three Days; in 2003 he appeared as Miles McDermott in The Even Stevens Movie. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

www.rottentomatoes.com)A veteran of Chicago's Second City comedy troupe, Michigan native Tim Meadows joined the cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player in February 1991, earned regular star status in September of 1993 and stayed with the series through the beginnings of its 2000-2001 season, standing alongside such notables as the late Phil Hartman as one of the longest-running and most versatile regulars on the sketch comedy series. While on "SNL," Meadows impressed with humorous and accurate impersonations of celebrities including Michael Jackson, Joey Buttafuoco, Ike Turner, O.J. Simpson and General Colin Powell as well as memorable original characters Lionel Osborne, host of the mock public interest TV program "Perspectives," "Quiet Storm" radio DJ Chris 'Champagne' Garnet and his most popular portrayal, The Ladies' Man Leon Phelps, the Courvoisier-drinking romantic advisor with an odd take on relationships and an even odder way of speaking. Meadows had a magnetic presence and turned in dependably solid performances on the demanding series, losing his professional poker face only occasionally to let out a laugh at times when dealing with the amplified antics of fellow Second City alumnus Chris Farley, whose discovery by Lorne Michaels paved the way for Meadows' place on the show. Several years after appearing in a string of films based on "Saturday Night Live" sketches including "Coneheads" and "Wayne's World 2" (both 1993), Meadows was offered his own chance at features, and the 2000 release "The Ladies' Man" gave the eponymous hero Leon Phelps the opportunity to bring his inane romantic advice to the big screen. That same year he left "SNL" to join NBC's primetime line-up as a regular cast member on "The Michael Richards Show." Here Meadows played a private detective trying to overcome his Peeping Tom tendencies, one of the workmates of P.I. Vic Nardozza (Richards). Meadows' additional credits included a 1996 stint at the Kennedy Center as a featured performer in the Second City production "Truth, Justice, and the American Way." He also lent his voice to the animated holiday special "Olive, the Other Reindeer" (Fox, 1999). Supporting roles in the Tina Fey-penned "Mean Girls" (2004) and the biopic parody "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" (2007) were followed by a "Saturday Night Live" reunion of sorts on Adam Sandler's hit "Grown-Ups" (2010) and its 2013 sequel. Meadows next appeared in Amy Schumer's romantic comedy "Trainwreck" (2015) and The Lonely Island's "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" (2016). During this period, Meadows also tackled a recurring role as Mike the Mailman on animated hit "Bob's Burgers" (Fox 2012- ) and appeared in the Casey Wilson comedy "Marry Me" (NBC 2014-15). He next co-starred in the partially-animated sitcom "Son of Zorn" (Fox 2016- ). (Source:

One of Meadows' gags on Weekend Update would be to appear as a character or as himself playing on something not obvious. He once commented on his displeasure with the 1994 NHL lockout through quoting hockey statistics and asking "What's a brother to do, watch basketball?" Another time Meadows introduced SNL with all the cast in their catch characters (Phil Hartman as Frankenstein's Monster, Mike Myers as Wayne, et cetera) in a spoof of "We are the World" promoting racial reconciliation in light of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Meadows said he had been chosen as the MC because of an obvious issue..."namely, I do not have a catch character!" Ironically, this was prior to the introduction of Leon Phelps, a catch character he would become associated with. (Source: snl.fandom.com)

Until 2005, Tim had a record for the longest stint on SNL. Meadows' performances were also praised by critics, and he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1993. During his time with "Saturday Night Live," Tim became famous for impersonating celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Erykah Badu, and Tiger Woods. During this period, he also hosted a fake talk show as a fictional character known as 'The Ladies' Man." His character was eventually used as the basis for a film in 2000 of the same name. During this period, Tim also starred in "Three Days" and appeared in movies like "The Even Stevens Movie." (Source: www.celebritynetworth.com)

Please enjoy volume one of the all-time best i4h scenes about improv, Matt Besser, Earwolf, and all things meta! This compilation features amazing performances by Tim Meadows, Joe Wengert, John Gemberling, Zach Woods, Colton Dunn, Charlie Sanders, Sean Conroy, Billy Merritt, Paul… (Source: www.earwolf.com That time has come once again humans! The best of improv4humans with Matt Besser volume 5 is here featuring an amazing roster of the greatest improvisers in the universe including Joe Wengert, Sean Clements, Dominic Dierkes, Jason Mantzoukas, Lennon Parham, Jessica St.… (Source:www.earwolf.com))

Tim Meadows, Seth Morris, Jon Gabrus, and the band, Drag The River, join Matt Besser for a special musically inspired episode of improv4humans. Using Drag the River's songs as inspiration, these four humans get into the greatest crazy-off of all time with… (Source: www.earwolf.com)

Humans, it's time for the best of improv4humans with Matt Besser volume 4 featuring a tremendous roster of the greatest improvisers including Andy Daly, Lennon Parham, John Gemberling, Paul Rust, Sean Conroy, Katie Dippold, Seth Morris, Alex Fernie, Ben Rodgers, Anthony King,… (Source: www.earwolf.com Comedy and theater was the only refuge, young Timothy Meadows could indulge in during those difficult times, and he tried to escape from the drudgeries of the hard reality around him by immersing himself into the entertainment mediums like television, etc. He attended the Pershing High School in Detroit and graduated from there. During his high school days, he worked in a liquor store in the evening hours and observed the late night customers asking for Courvoisier. Later on, he developed a character called Leon Phelps taking a cue from these late-night Courvoisier-drinking people in his talk show titled ‘The Ladies man.’ He studied radio and television broadcasting at the Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. (Source:www.sunsigns.org))


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