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Tim Allen Is ‘Loving and Grateful’ To Return To a Full House at Hollywood Show

by Taylor Cunningham
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Our favorite funny man, Tim Allen, is doing what he does best—making us laugh. He’s gone back to his stand-up roots, and he’s taking his show on the road. For the next ten months, he’ll be traveling the country. And last night, he stood in front of a packed crowd in Hollywood, CA..

Now that Tim Allen has said a second and final farewell to his much-loved series Last Man Standing, he’s performing live stand-up comedy shows. And being a comedian is actually how the actor found his fame.

The 68-year-old Toy Story star started doing stand-up acts in the late 1970s, and it didn’t take long for Hollywood to notice Allen’s serious skills. By 1988 he had already been featured in multiple comedy specials. And shortly after, his first series, Home Improvement, became a prime-time hit on the small screen. Then in 1994, he got his big Hollywood break when he turned into a pot-bellied Holiday hero in The Santa Clause

So getting back on stage was a fitting choice for Tim Allen. And last night, he headed to The Laugh Factory in Hollywood. The Grammy-nominated actor had to postpone a lot of his events due to COVID. And he was thrilled to see a packed theater at his September 23rd show.

“Loving and grateful for the full house at my stand up show in Hollywood last night it’s been too long. F-Covid!” Allen wrote on Twitter. “Prepping for next concerts shows Oct 1 and 2 in San Antonio and Amarillo.”

Tim Allen’s ‘Home Improvement’ Grunt Originated at a Stand Up Show

Before Tim Allen was a hot-rod loving family man on Home Improvement, he was a stand-up comedian. And he came up with his infamous grunt during a dinner show in Akron, Ohio.

In 2017, Allen sat down with  Detroit Comedy Scene to talk about his career. And during the interview, he revealed how his signature Tim Taylor grunt came to be. 

Allen had a tough crowd the night he invented his “hook.” As he was performing, people were too busy with their meals to pay attention to him.

“I was dying,” he remembered. “It was a dinner show. Everyone was eating and mumbling. From stage, it sounded like grunting.” So, Tim Allen started grunting back.

“Out of frustration,” he said. “I started grunting parts of the transitions between observation so they would better understand my stories, and for a spell, they actually got really responsive. I never forgot this moment.”