Tommy Gimler

Tommy Gimler

BandComedySinger/Songwriter

Tommy Gimler writes and performs comedic songs about myspace, mustaches, mancrushes, video games, old college students, and so much more. He involves members of the audience with most of his songs.

Biography

Tommy Gimler’s embarrassing story began on March 17, 1978 in Milwaukee, WI. He weighed over nine pounds at birth, and he weighed in at a whopping twenty-one pounds at the age of six months.

Throughout his childhood, Tommy was constantly the victim of very comical situations; well at least through the eyes of the onlooker. At the age of six, Tommy “wet” the bed and soaked the baseball cards that he decided to sleep with that night.

At the age of eleven, Tommy “wet” the bed again for the eighth consecutive year, a Gimler record to this day. At the age of thirteen, he was rejected by the first girl he asked out. Also, he was the only kid in the eighth grade still tight-rolling his pants.

High school was extremely fun for Tommy. He attended the prestigious Mukwonago High School in Wisconsin, and he had dental braces put on his freshman year. At a Friday night dance, he asked a girl to dance. After wiping the food off her face that Tommy had just spit on her, she replied, “No.”

Tommy graduated the “Harvard of the Midwest” (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) in December of 2000 with a 3.3 grade-point average, four “alcohol awareness” certificates, and one catheter experience he would rather forget.

Tommy has been a promotional assistant for several Milwaukee area radio stations, an on-air talent for several radio stations, and an emcee for several marketing companies with clients ranging from Animal Planet to America Online.

In July of 2004, Tommy released his first full-length album 'Not a Good Start' to critical acclaim. According to Thom White of The Citizine, Tommy “touches on the essentials in life, but in a ridiculous, silly manner.”

In April of 2005, Tommy released his second album entitled 'Short Bus.' Again, Tommy continues to touch on the sides of life that few dare to mention: Levitra, the short bus, working girls, and truckers.

In January of 2008, Tommy released 'An Album For Mom,' a 21-track collection of new releases poking fun at techno music, video games, mustaches, and myspace, to which he released a music video for the previous year. In the first year, the video has over 750,000 hits on the internet.

2007 and 2008 have been amazing years for Tommy. Comedy fans nationwide can now hear Tommy’s songs on Sirius Radio where he has 25 different songs in rotation. He released his second music video for his “Mustache” song. In the first six months, the video has been viewed over 50,000 times.

Additionally, Tommy has begun performing at colleges across the country. Ian Reynolds of Marywood University wrote, "Tommy was the most entertaining comedian to play that semester at Marywood University."

Tommy performs at colleges, comedy clubs, and bars nationwide, but he usually can be seen in the Los Angeles area. He has performed at The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and The Improv in Los Angeles as well as Jokerz Comedy Club in Milwaukee and Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis. Visit www.tommygimler.com or www.myspace.com/funnygimler for more information.

Discography

Not a Good Start - 2004
Short Bus - 2005
An Album For Mom - 2008
Songs To Complain About - 2009

Currently, 25 songs can be heard on Sirius Satellite Radio on the comedy channels. To hear songs right now, visit www.tommygimler.com.

Set List

Tommy Gimler performs 60-90 minute sets, unless the venue requests a longer set. Every song is an original comedy song.