Tim FitzHigham

Tim Fitzhigham at Great British Speakers

Award-winning comedian Tim FizHigham is a regular on the corporate circuit. An explorer, world record holder, historian, archaeologist, film director, author and experienced auctioneer, Tim is a well-versed speaker and as hosted at many live events.

Tim is a regular act at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2011, Tim wrote and starred in two series of The Gambler (BBC Radio 4) reflective of his successful Edinburgh Fringe performance of the same year that focused on the ten greatest bets in history. In 2016, he toured the UK with his live version of the show and starred in Channel 4’s Royal family satire, The Windsors. Tim has also presented documentaries for BBC1 and Super Human Challenge for CBBC, where he travelled around the world interviewing people who defy medical science.

Tim has also appeared in Wolfman (2010) alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, the 2012 comedy-drama Booked Out and the 2010 American supernatural film, Hereafter, starring Matt Damon and directed by Clint Eastwood.

In 2015, Tim hosted a talk at the renowned Moth series in London that broadcast worldwide. He has spoken at countless business and charity lunches including the World Economic Forum in Geneva, the Princes Trust Charity Lunch, and numerous receptions at the UK House of Lords, the London Livery Companies, and London’s Alderman. He has also hosted conferences, diverse exhibitions, and festivals in both the UK and abroad. He has hosted the Earl’s Court Boat Show and the main stage at Camp Bestival with the Wurzles and Suzanne Vega. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Freeman of the City of London, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

He is also a world record holder, being the only man to row the English Channel in a bathtub. He has entertained international audiences with his world record attempts some of which include running across deserts in suits of armour, climbing up the outside of the Doha Torch building in Qatar and balancing on chairs on the edge of the Grand Canyon, just to name a few.


Tim has a variety of different speeches, perfect for any after-dinner event. he talks about challenges using his own remarkable experience. Tim got engulfed by a force 7 storm with 2.5-metre waves on his first attempt at crossing the Channel in a copper bath. Despite being hospitalised, he was determined to succeed and managed to complete the gruelling challenge on his second attempt. Tim’s optimistic speech empowers and most importantly inspires others to not be overwhelmed by the challenges and restrictions that face us all. It is also one of the funniest after dinner speeches by one of the country is leading comic talents.

He also offers motivational business talks, combining his own experiences as a stand-up with his passion for the environment as a spokesperson for the UN.  Tim runs storytelling workshops to cement and expands the key messages of his motivational speech. From the heads of City Firms in London to the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Tim has made business people and corporate bodies laugh, think and, above all, developed their presentation skills to make them more successful and useful employees.

 What the Clients Say: 

Please pass on our thanks to Tim. He was brilliant. It was a very well-pitched, lively and fun talk that reflected the brief we'd provided, and the discussion we'd had on the phone about the BSA's vision and mission, really well and I know that our guests really enjoyed it.- BRITISH SCIENCE ASSOCIATION GALA DINNER 2016

Last night was great and Tim was excellent he is such a nice guy!!! He had dinner with us which was really nice, and his set went down like a treat! So perfect on all accounts!! - BRITISH SHORT FILM OSCAR WINNERS DINNER 2016 SHORTS INTERNATIONAL

I just wanted to drop you a line to say how fantastic Tim was at The Smalls Awards last night. He was an absolutely perfect host. He kept the audience entertained and spoke beautifully about film with great passion and interest. The audience loved him as did the organisers; a huge thank you to you and Tim. -THE SMALLS SHORT FILM FEST 2011 AWARDS

Thank you for the amazing job you did on Wednesday, it was a great event and a real success. I hope you enjoyed the evening despite doing the entertaining! Also thanks for stepping in and donating your book as one of the prizes!- ED DRAKE, BRITISH ALPINE SKI CHAMPION

We felt that the event was a real success and the comments from all our guests have been really positive. You were so brilliant at MC-ing the event and I have no doubt that the amount we raised through both the silent auction, and the donating envelopes, was down to you!- THE PRINCES TRUST

Tim, I wanted to drop you a line to say a MASSIVE thank you for being our host and auctioneer last week. We have broken all records and raised nearly 120K for the CTBF. Last year we only made 90K so this is a fantastic achievement and we couldn't have done it without you. You were a superb host and a brilliant auctioneer and kept everything running like clockwork. Hoorah!! I do hope we will be able to work with you again. Thanks once again for all your help and support. - THE CINEMA AND TELEVSION BENEVOLENT FUND

What can I say?? And how many adjectives can I think up...? Brilliant, amazing, fabulous, entertaining, funny, quick, fantabulous (I made that up) and of course genius. I have had such amazing feedback about you and the day itself. Again you were amazing and I can't thank you enough for hosting what is I think a difficult event. You worked that room so well and were amazing. Thanks again for being a great support.- BEST OF BRITISH COMEDY LUNCH, BAFTA

Well done for keeping British eccentricity well and truly alive.- SIR RANULPH FIENNES

Tim FitzHigham went down a storm...He was an absolute pleasure to meet, a very friendly, personable guy and the audience loved him. He delivered a humorous speech with a subtle business message which was perfectly suited to the event and the audience, and then stayed on to enjoy the rest of the proceedings.- NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE & JOURNAL'S DURHAM & WEARSIDE BUSINESS AWARDS

Many people have foolish adventures; few make them into such consistently hilarious shows. All in all, the perfect English eccentric.- DARA O'BRIAIN

A national treasure.- CHORTLE

Tim FitzHigham is unhinged. He is completely without hinges.- EDDIE IZZARD

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