Jim Wiggins at the Wadena VFW
JIM WIGGINS THE LAST HIPPIE IN AMERICA
TONIGHT SHOW LAST COMIC STANDING COMEDY CENTRAL
...moments of social bite, dreamy theology, and uproarious silliness...pure and truthful. Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"On stage, Wiggins is on target hilarious....cool, deliberate, soft spoken; somewhat like the lull before a prison riot Del Shenn, Las Vegas Review and Journal
"Wiggins is as funny as he is provocative! Dunson,Chicago Magazine
His business card should read have jokes will travel. Jim has continued to evolve throughout the decades!! Tom Sobel - Comedy Caravan
Wiggins is to comedy what salt and butter is to popcorn Steve Schiripa, Riviera Hotel - Las Vegas
Age 0-10 Years : JIm was born a "war baby" in 1941. He learned to talk funny and began his career performing a "Singing & Dancing Cowboy Act" on the bar tops in his Chicago neighborhood . Jim earned "beer money" for his Grandpa, who became his very first agent.
Age 11-20 Years.:Growing into the role of 'juvenile delinquent' Jim attended Public, Lutheran, Methodist, Jewish and Catholic Schools, and learned just enough larceny to get sent to the Illinois State Reformatory where he defending himself from hecklers. Very Big Hecklers.
Ages 21 to 30 Years :Fully reformed, Jim became a 'Hippie Suburbanite' raising five kids and many plants. He studied acting at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, eventually landing a role in the movie, Cooley High, playing a "White Trick.";;;
Ages 31 to 40 Years: Following a dream and a court order, Jim moved to Hollywood and became a stand up comic. He appeared on the Mike Douglas Show, the Toni Tennile Show, and wrote material for George Carlin, Chuck Barris and David Letterman.
Ages 41 to 50 Years: Escaping Hollywood, Jim journeyed country-wide, performing in saloons and comedy clubs, slowly gathering a loyal following for his character, "The Last Hippie in America.";;;
Ages 51 to 60 Years: Falling prey to the addictions of "The Road" Jim doesn't remember the years 1992 thru 2001. Jim believes it was a whole lot of fun, but who knows??? Anybody??? Anybody!!!;;;
Ages 60 to present: Now safely ensconced in his very own "Green Room" this believer in dreams come true, hit televisions high mark for a performer,,, The Tonight Show. JIm became a regular on Last Comic Standing on NBC.
As to the rest of the story,,, stay tuned!!!
Wadena VFW Post 3922 (View)
213 First Street
Wadena, MN 56482
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