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Tim Minchin

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Tim Minchin (born 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, composer, songwriter, pianist, musical director and a self proclaimed rock ‘n’ roll megastar.

He was born in Northampton, England, and grew up in Perth, Western Australia. He attended UWA (University of Western Australia) before launching onto the world stage at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival by winning the Best Newcomer Perrier Comedy Award.

His eccentric appearance (wild unkempt hair, heavy eyeliner and bare feet juxtaposed with a crisp and clean suit and tails, and a grand piano) adds to his comedic performances.

Notable songs include “Inflatable You”, “Rock N Roll Nerd” and the anthem “Canvas Bags”, the latter often used as a finale in which Tim will discard his jacket and lead the audience in an increasingly dramatic environmental pledge for people to reject plastic bags in favour of reusable canvas ones.

His 2005 and 2006 shows (Dark Side and So Rock, both named for songs within the shows) have been recorded to CD.

His first DVD, called ‘So Live’, was filmed in June 2007 in Sydney.

He currently resides in London with wife Sarah. They had a baby girl on November 24th, 2006 - Violet Minchin.
He also has a son, Caspar, who was born on July 3, 2009.

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  • ShakeCaine

    I wonder why there is no way to by Darkside anymore ; _ ;

    12 May 4:16pm Reply
  • theironictea

    I love Tim. His songs are beautiful, smart and funny. It's just amazing that he packs it all in one song.

    7 May 6:40pm Reply
  • theironictea

    Why was "Ready For This" taken away from spotify? I love that album!

    7 May 6:25pm Reply
  • RogerDrowse

    Аттикус мать его Фетч, настоящий рок-стар! [3]

    17 Apr 5:12pm Reply
  • The_Amigo

    С любовью из России ^^

    2 Apr 5:18pm Reply
  • budano4ka

    fuck the motherfucker <3

    30 Mar 6:54pm Reply
  • victor_sjc

    Fuck I love boobs though [3]

    26 Jan 7:27am Reply
  • Tenakah57

    "Phone the hookerz, stoke the bong, I am a rock star...." I love this man!!

    1 Jan 1:20pm Reply
  • SouHerns

    foda

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • theironictea

    Genius.

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Carrie_db

    Fuck I love boobs though [2]

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • RigerCF

    заебистус

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ExCxFx

    ♥ So amazing ♥

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MackSpane

    Definitely one of the brightest, most intelligent, and talented comedians/musicians of our time. I tend to describe him to people as what they might expect to come out of the mouth of Hugh Laurie, had Hugh Laurie made the choice to become a professional pianist comedian instead of the masterful actor he is. Lots of comedians write funny songs, but Minchin is head and shoulders above anyone I've ever heard.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Hatty91

    love this guy he is amazing and live is even better

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ballseven

    A true genius

    11 Oct 2013 Reply
  • H3llrider

    Congratulations Tim for the award of the Honorary Doctor of Letters!

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Klakletan

    I love this guy, so shame that he wont give a show in my country ;/

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Raito_Bam

    You grew on me like a tumour and you spread through me like malignant melanoma. And now you’re in my heart, Tim ♥

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • alperennn

    'So long' is best

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
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