How much is Tim Dillon worth?
|Net Worth:||$12 Million|
|Date of Birth:||January 22, 1985 (age 38)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
About Tim Dillon
As a wee child the age of nine, Tim Dillon staked his first claim of show business credit in two brief cameo appearances on the children’s show “Sesame Street.” In his own words, “I was a child actor as a kid and I failed. I was on Sesame Street twice. I did the polka with Snuffleupagus.. Legitimately.” Born and raised in Island Park, New York, Dillon had no idea his brush with fame as a youngster would be so brief and fleeting. But by all indications, as he grew into a young adult, his polka days with a “Muppet” character would fade well into the rearview of his young life.
Dillon was born in 1985, and his parents divorced when he was young. He ended up living with his mother after the split. Always a fan of comedy, by the time he was in high school he was performing regular comedy sets. In addition, he also had developed an affinity for drugs and alcohol, an issue he would address later in life. Upon his high school graduation, Tim worked various jobs, ranging from a tour guide in New York City to office printer salesman to mortgage broker.
In part, Dillon decided to take the plunge into the comedy pool due to the subprime mortgage collapse while he was a broker. By the end of the three year crisis, from 2007 to 2010, Dillon not only found himself bankrupted with a cocaine problem, but he also lamented that the average person blamed people like him for the financial tsunami and all the damage that came with it. A popular phrase was also spawned from the ashes of the financial meltdown. Often attributed to former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, it goes- “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” While the context of the statement differs, the words apply as well as any to describe Dillon’s sudden change of direction regarding a career. Bankrupt and mistakenly blamed, Dillon humbled himself to become a tour guide while he made the decision to chase down his comedy dream.
Starting in 2010, Dillon began honing his craft while playing comedy clubs. His thick New York accent, his struggle with personal demons, and his front row view of a frightening economic collapse would all be incorporated into his act. His irreverent and absurdist bent on society solidified his act in a time where people were looking for truth and realism in their entertainment, an elixir that allowed them to laugh about their own struggles.
At the same time, Dillon had started coming to grips with his own issues, and understood that his onstage satire would eventually fall on deaf ears if his personal issues were not addressed. After a number of years of using drugs and alcohol, he came clean and admitted it had become a problem. But addiction was not his only issue. At the age of 25, Dillon also revealed that he had been “in the closet” his entire life. If he was going to take a long look in the mirror, he knew he must confront every issue in his past that had negatively affected his life. His addiction had been fueled by the “secret” of his homosexuality, and so he put it all on the table to reckon with as only a striving and struggling adult would do. While such topics are heavy and border on serious to tragic, this part of Dillon’s life must be recounted, as it has been reference material for some of his best comedy. His candidness and courage to be self-deprecating and honest is what endears him the most to his fans.
In six full years of standup, Dillon gained some recognition and made friends and allies on the comic circuit. In 2016, Dillon caught a huge break in his performance on the “Just for Laughs” festival in Toronto. Based on this show, Rolling Stone magazine would include Tim in their list of “Top 10 comedians you need to know.” He had now gained national recognition, and the requests for his live act started piling up.
After grinding for years on the standup beat and guesting on numerous podcasts such as those of Joe Rogan and Joey Diaz, Tim made a decision to throw his hat into the podcast ring. As of December, 2022, “The Tim Dillon Show”, alternately known as “Tim Dillon is Going to Hell”,, has produced over 320 episodes. In many ways, this medium has proven more fitting for Dillon’s brand of humor, as it allows for improvisation and longer form rants that have become his staple over the years.
As per Wikipedia, “The Tim Dillon Show” accounts for nearly 500,000 subscriptions. The paid subscriber tally comes in at 42,000, which nets the show approximately $221,000 per month. In addition to the successful podcast, Tim’s first Netflix special was released in 2022, called “Tim Dillon: A Real Hero.”
Tim Dillon, stand up comedian and podcast extraordinaire, has had a bumpy ride in his quest to reach the top of his field. Along the way, he struggled with personal issues and used rigorous introspection to confront his problems. His ability to transform that battle into humor is as much his own therapy as it is entertainment, and this ability to relate to problems we all face has earned him great praise from fans and critics alike.
Dillon’s straightforward and unrelenting approach has ruffled some feathers during his brief career. While claiming political apathy and partisan indifference, some of his best material has risen from what he has observed to be a political landscape short on action and positive change, but ripe for mockery and ridicule. One of his favorite targets in recent years has been the talk show “The View.” Upon the departure of Meghan McCain from the show, Dillon took the opportunity to exclaim, “There are SO many brilliant women out there…NONE of them are on The View!”
Tim Dillon…ever the fly in the ointment!