Tim Heidecker

Tim Heidecker

Comedian & Director

The best thing you can ask for in life is to have a satisfying, fun, easy life. I’d rather have a happy life and not get everything I want than kill myself trying to get everything.


By Roadtrip Nation

Tim Heidecker


My road in life has been direct.
I was born and raised in Pennsylvania.
I met my comedy partner, Eric, in college while studying film at Temple University.
Eric and I took internships in Los Angeles as production assistants, but came back home discouraged by how difficult it seemed to climb your way up into becoming a director.
We started making short comedy videos just to make ourselves and our friends laugh—I sent the videos to a few of my idols and we started getting some attention.
Our short film “Tom Goes to the Mayor” caught the attention of Adult Swim, who then commissioned us to create a pilot episode for the network—we quit our jobs and moved to Los Angeles to work on it.
The show was picked up, and we were able to create, write, and star in “Tom Goes to the Mayor” on Adult Swim for 30 episodes over two years.
After that, we created a sketch comedy show called “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” which also airs on Adult Swim.
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Comedian & Director

I create and act in adult comedy shorts with my comedy partner.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Being Creative

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Getting out of college is only the first step into adulthood, so relax. It's okay to not have everything figured out or to take odd jobs that don't relate to what you're striving for yet. You have time to figure things out. I made short comedy films on the side as a hobby before they ever got any notice. However, I knew what my passion was. You can't just pursue passion in general—you need to know what you're passionate about. But know that it's okay if it takes a while to figure that out.


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Making it in this industry is going to be really hard."