published Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Critic's Choice: Laugh it up with Tim Wilson


If You Go

* What: Tim Wilson.

* When: 7:30-9 tonight.

* Where: Tennessee Valley Credit Union Stage.

* Admission: Riverbend pin; $26 day pass.

You might have seen him at The Comedy Catch in Brainerd over the years, or maybe you caught his 2007 Riverbend show, but comedian Tim Wilson will offer another chance to laugh at this year's festival.

It is not too great a stretch to have Wilson perform at a music festival since songs such as "The Jeff Gordon Song," "Chucky Cheese Hell," "Almost Shot Santa Claus" and "I Think My Sister's Boy Is a Vampire" have long been a part of his show.

He's also written such memorable tunes as "Church League Softball Fistfight" and "It Just Got Country Over Here." He also co-wrote "Redneck 12 Days of Christmas" with fellow comic Jeff Foxworthy.

Wilson has recorded more than a dozen albums, in addition to doing several comedy specials for television, and he is a staple of syndicated radio. All that means Wilson's show will include some stand-up material and songs.

As an added bonus, Wilson has been working with guitarist whiz Scotty Bratcher, who will perform on the same stage immediately following Wilson's set.

To add a little local flavor to his lengthy resume, Wilson co-wrote a book, "Happy New Year -- ted" about serial killer Ted Bundy, with Chattanooga comic Roger Keiss.

Contact staff writer Barry Courter at or at 423-757-6354.

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Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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