In a recent episode of The Highest Point Podcast, stand-up comedian, professional taste tester, and social media star Tim Shropshire sat down with the host Matt Devaunn to share his journey to success. From growing up as a Deacon’s kid in Fayetteville, North Carolina to hitting rock bottom and bouncing back, Shropshire’s story is one of perseverance, hard work, and dedication.
Shropshire began by sharing his background as a church kid, growing up in a loving and Spirit-filled home with military parents. He spoke about the differences between being a preacher’s kid and a Deacon’s kid, highlighting the responsibilities that come with the latter, such as visiting the sick and shut-in and helping with communion for the elderly. Shropshire’s upbringing instilled in him a strong work ethic and a love for storytelling, which he incorporates into his comedy routines today.
As a football player, Shropshire found success early on, playing wreck ball on Saturdays with his brother and eventually making it to college football. However, after a knee injury ended his football career, Shropshire found himself at rock bottom, struggling to find his purpose in life. It was during this time that he turned to comedy, using humor as a way to cope with his struggles and connect with others.
Shropshire’s comedy career began to take off after he moved to Atlanta and started performing at open mics. He quickly gained a following on social media, with his videos garnering millions of views. Today, Shropshire is known for his hilarious stand-up routines, taste-testing videos, and relatable social media content.
Throughout his journey, Shropshire has faced numerous challenges, but he has always remained determined to reach the highest point. He credits his success to his faith, his family, and his willingness to put in the hard work and sacrifice necessary to achieve his goals.
Stay tuned for part two of Shropshire’s interview, where he delves deeper into his journey and shares his advice for aspiring comedians and entrepreneurs.