February 2, 1995|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
He is known for his roles as Jack the Cave Man on The Red Green Show and as Circle Researcher Rory Tate in a series of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup commercials in the 1990s. He also performed sketch comedy with The Second City.
Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award
The Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award is an annual award given to Toronto's "most promising new comedy act." It was established by Sims' widow, comic actor Lindsay Leese. From 1996-2015, the Award is given annually as part of the Cream of Comedy showcase at The Second City, which features performances by that year's five finalists and which was televised by The Comedy Network until the final few years. In 2015, the 20th and final Cream of Comedy showcase (CoC20) took place at Toronto's Second City, featuring performances by many previous winners and nominees.
Since 2016 two Tim Sims Awards have been given out annually, one to a Second City Training Centre Conservatory Program Graduate, and another to a student of the Comedy Writing and Performance Program at Humber College.
- 1996 – Jason Thompson: "Horror Clown"
- 1997 – Fast & Dirty (Gord Oxley & Robert Hawke)
- 1998 – Gavin Crawford
- 1999 – Fraser Young
- 2000 – Laurie Elliot
- 2001 – Levi Macdougall
- 2002* – Brad Hart & Tim Polley
- 2003 – Ron Sparks
- 2004 – Katie Crown
- 2005 – Jeff McEnery
- 2006 – Nathan Fielder
- 2007 – Nathan MacIntosh
- 2008 – 7 Minutes in Heaven (Josh Saltzman & Laura Cilevitz)
- 2009 – Calvin Storoschuk
- 2010 - Mike Rita
- 2011 - British Teeth
- 2012 - Christi Olson
- 2013 - Nigel Grinstead
- 2014 - Caitlin Langelier
*in 2002 Hart and Polley tied for the award after the jury became hopelessly deadlocked; a new rule was made that Lindsay Leese would receive a tie-break in future years, if necessary, to avoid the same problem.
Humber College Comedy Program students
- 2015 - Meg MacKay
- 2016 - Robbie Woods
- 2017 - Jordanne Brown
Second City Training Centre Conservatory Program graduates
- 2015 - Carolina Zoccoli
- 2016 - Cameron LaPrairie
- 2017 - Tom Hearn
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