Tim Allen has carved out a career cheerfully skewering human foibles. To laugh at his antic comedy act is often to laugh at ourselves.
So is it too much to say he’s performing a public service? Maybe not.
Allen of course starred on two long-running hit TV series, “Home Improvement” and “Last Man Standing.” He is also known for playing a dad transformed into Kris Kringle in “The Santa Clause” film trilogy and is the voice of courageous space ranger Buzz Lightyear in “Toy Story,” the animated feature franchise.
Off-screen, the 64-year-old comedian boasts a striking collection of American and European automobiles. It may be no coincidence that he is the headline performer...