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Ruckus Films Signs Director Tim Wilkime


Tim has produced unforgettable laughs for SNL, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show Starring James Corden

Ruckus Films Signs Director Tim Wilkime

Ruckus Films has welcomed director Tim Wilkime to its roster of high-calibre comedic talent. Wilkime is a director with expert comedic timing who has produced unforgettable laughs for SNL, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show Starring James Corden, and other major comedy players.

Wilkime launched his comedy career as a staff director at where he directed over 50 sketches including the Webby Award-winning viral sensation, 'If Google Was a Guy', which, nearly ten years later continues to rake in clicks with over 52 million views. He also directed episodes of Adam Ruins Everything and his short film 'Milton', premiered at SXSW in 2019 where it won the Vimeo Staff Pick Award. 

He currently lives in New York where he directs for Saturday Night Live. He's helmed several hit sketches, including 'The Black Lotus', 'BeReal', 'Wing Pit' and a wide assortment of sketches by SNL comedy trio Please Don't Destroy. 

"As a long time fan of JJ Adler’s work, I was excited for her when she founded Ruckus Films," Wilkime says, "Years later, I’m even more thrilled to be joining Ruckus’s roster of directing savants. I look forward to collaborating with them and creating work that is hilarious and impactful." 

"Tim’s comedy style is so fresh, spontaneous, and inventive, but it’s also sneakily calibrated to appeal to the widest possible audience,” says managing partner Greg Jones. “Given his background directing for so many massive comedy platforms, it’s no wonder those skills are so sharp. Across advertising, directors with backgrounds in sketch have proven how seamlessly those comedic skills translate to thirty-second stories. Tim is going to be no exception here. We’re so excited to be part of what’s next for him.”

And to avoid any potential confusion, Tim's last name used to be Wilkerson, but after marrying wife Madelyn Wilkime, he felt entitled to her last name. So now, it's Wilkime.

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Ruckus Films, Wed, 19 Apr 2023 08:23:00 GMT