Tim Minchin is an Australian, musician, actor, comedian and writer. He has been performing his unique brand of musical comedy in front of appropriately excitable and ever growing audiences since starting out in South Melbourne’s Butterfly Club in 2005. He won the Director’s Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his break-out show Darkside, and followed this later the same year with one of the most successful debut acts ever at the Edinburgh Fringe – winning the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer. Without wanting to go on and on about it, he’s done some pretty successful live shows since then, often in Australia or the UK, but also on the North American continent (yes that includes you too Canada). But not you Guatemala. Maybe one day.
His current songs span topics such as environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice(ism) and his amour de boobs(ism). During his shows he plays the piano, always nicely and oftentimes wildly and excitingly, whilst looking wonderfully athletic, in a pair of delightfully uncomfortable skinny jeans.
Tim has made many TV appearances: most recently on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Conan”. Tim has also hosted an episode of Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC) and appeared on Genius (BBC) and 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4). He’s also performed on radio; his most recent project being Strings, a brand new comedy sitcom pilot for BBC Radio 2, which he both wrote and starred in. His acclaimed 9-minute beat poem, Storm, has been animated and previewed at TAM London in October 2010. It is now available to all on YouTube, following some film festival fun. Tim also provided the narration for the Oscar-winning short film “The Lost Thing. Tim spent 2010 writing the music and lyrics for the musical Matilda (adapted from the Roald Dahl classic) with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Tim recently embarked on his first arena tour of the UK, joined by a 55 piece orchestra. He also took the tour to Australia and Scotland performing with symphony orchestras all over the country, and he’s now on tour on his own, throughout the USA.