Tim Allen hosts The History Channel’s “More Power” show in Louisville

If you’re looking for “more horsepower”, get ready for a double dose of funny man Tim Allen.

The comedian and actor best known for “Last man standing” and “Home improvement(“more power” was Allen’s catchphrase on the TV show) will perform on Friday, August 5 at Louisville Palace. Tickets for the show start at $48 and are on sale.

But before his solo comedy number landed in Louisville, the voice of “toy story“Buzz Lightyear (we’ll get to that fiasco in a moment) will appear on an episode of The History Channel”more power“, which was produced in Louisville First build. The innovative space on the University of Louisville campus is designed for appliance-focused inventors and makers and is supported by GE Appliances.

What is “More Power” with Tim Allen?

Richard Karn (left), Tim Allen and April Wilkerson will star in a documentary series on The History Channel called "More power." The show will present the history of the tools and how they have evolved over the years.  It will premiere at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

more poweris a 10-episode series that delves into the history and evolution of what are described as “the coolest, most powerful, and most iconic examples” of tools. Richard Karn.

“We both share a great appreciation for people who can solve a problem not by talking about it,” Allen said, “but by ‘doing’ it with incredible creativity and skill.”

The new History Channel show premiered June 29, and the episode featuring FirstBuild airs at 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 13.

Allen and Karn are joined on the show by the woodworking YouTube star april wilkersonwho also co-hosted their previous History Channel series, the 2021 reality competition “Assembly Required.”

While details about the next episode being produced at FirstBuild will remain under wraps until showtime, we can tell you there might be someone you recognize from Louisville on the show. Each episode features real-life operators of machines used as tools in everyday life, and toolmakers are challenged to modify some familiar objects in ways that promise to be “mind-blowing.”

Why Tim Allen Doesn’t Voice Buzz in ‘Lightyear’

Speaking of jaw-dropping, if you bought a movie ticket for Pixar’s recent release”Light year“so you know Allen, who did the voice of Buzz Lightyear in 1995”toy story“, was not cast in the new film. He was replaced by actor Chris Evans in the new film, which is the origin story of serious space ranger Buzz Lightyear.

Evans’ Buzz in “Light year“is a fictional film character who was later turned into a toy Andy is given in the first of four Pixar”toy story“movies.

“Tim is really the embodiment of the Buzz toy, and this (‘Lightyear’) is not the toy world, so it really doesn’t make sense,” said producer Galyn Susman. The Hollywood Reporter change. “There really isn’t a role. It would just confuse the audience more instead of helping them understand the movie we’re trying to tell.”

In an interview with “Extra,” Allen commented on the new “Lightyear” film: “It’s a wonderful story; it just doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the toy.”

Louisville fans disappointed that the comedian was written out of the film still have plenty of opportunities to catch Allen this summer. First on “More Power” on The History Channel on Wednesday and then at Louisville Palace on August 5.

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