Venue: Venetian Theatre
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: November 8, 2014
Show Times: 8pm
Age Restriction: 16
Starting at $82.50
Best known as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in three "Toy Story" movies as well as for his iconic character Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor on the hit TV show "Home Improvement," Tim Allen got his start in stand-up. He returns to his roots when he takes the stage in Vegas.
What started as a dare from a friend in 1979 when Allen performed his first stand-up comedy routine at a club in Michigan, turned into a career for the budding star. From there he continued perfecting his act performing in clubs across the country before setting out for Los Angeles.
His big break was in 1991 when he was cast for "Home Improvement." Allen's performance as Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor won him several awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series and eight consecutive People's Choice Awards for Favorite Male Television Performer. Allen performed the character for eight years, until the series came to an end in 1999.
Allen also found success on the big screen most notably as the voice for the character Buzz Lightyear in the Disney/Pixar film "Toy Story." He has gone on to voice Buzz Lightyear in the two "Toy Story" sequels and in a number of short films and video games. Allen also played the star role in Disney's "The Santa Clause," "The Santa Clause 2" and "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause." Allen has starred in a number of other comedy films including "Jungle 2 Jungle,"Galaxy Quest," "The Shaggy Dog," a cameo in "American Wedding," "Crazy on the Outside" and "Wild Hogs."
Along with his success as an actor, Allen is an accomplished author. His first book "Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man" was released in 1995 and topped the New York Times' Bestseller List. The book's success along with the hit movie "Toy Story" resulted in Allen having a No. 1-rated television show, No. 1 box office smash-hit movie and No. 1 best-selling book, all in the same week. He followed up his first book with this another bestseller, "I'm Not Really Here," published in 1997.
In addition to touring as a stand-up comedian, Allen currently stars in the ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing" The series premiered in October 2011 and it was renewed for its fourth season in May 2014.