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Monday, January 8, 2018

Voice of 'Pure Michigan' Tim Allen to headline Forgotten Harvest fundraiser

Posted By on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 11:07 AM

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Michigan native Tim Allen is known for a couple things, chief among them is most certainly his repertoire of “manly” gorilla noises that made up 85 percent of his script as Tim “the Toolman” Taylor on ’90s sitcom Home Improvement.

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He's also the voice of those Pure Michigan commercials, but not the funny ones.

He has also, at times, gotten into trouble for blithely comparing Hollywood to Nazi-era Germany and royally ticking off the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.

Anyway, Allen is headlining Forgotten Harvest's annual charity fundraiser and we can, at least, all agree that is a great thing.

According to a press release for the event, Allen co-founded the event and headlined during its first two years. Now, after a cast of comedians including Seth Meyers, Sinbad, Martin Short, Jay Leno, and Dave Coulier have performed at the event, he will once again be the star of the show.

The fundraiser takes place on Friday, April 20 at 8:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre. Tickets range from $28.50 to $153.50 and will go on sale on Friday, Jan 12. They can be purchased at the Fox Theatre box office or at

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