tim minchin

Timothy David Minchin (born 7 October 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, musician and director. He was born in Northampton, England, to Australian parents, but raised in Perth, Western Australia. Minchin is best known for his musical comedy, including six CDs, five DVDs, and live comedy shows that he has performed internationally. He has appeared on television in Australia, Britain, and the United States. After growing up in Perth, he attended the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), before moving to Melbourne in 2002. His show Darkside launched him into the public eye, achieving critical success at the 2005 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the 2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2013, Minchin played the role of rock star Atticus Fetch on Showtime's Californication. Minchin has a background in theatre and has appeared in various stage productions, in addition to some small acting roles on Australian television. A documentary film about Minchin, Rock N Roll Nerd (directed by Rhian Skirving), was released theatrically in 2008 and broadcast by ABC1 in 2009. He is the composer and lyricist of the Olivier Award-winning, Tony Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated show Matilda the Musical, based on the Roald Dahl book Matilda. His new musical Groundhog Day, based on the 1993 film, opened in London in 2016, winning his second Olivier Award, and opened on Broadway in spring 2017. In 2013, the University of Western Australia awarded Minchin an honorary Doctor of Letters degree for his contribution to the arts, recognising his outstanding achievements and worldwide acclaim as a composer, lyricist, actor, writer, and comedian. In 2015, he was awarded a second honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Wikipedia
The Guardian Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:55

Tim Minchin: ‘The world feels a bit post-jokes’

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"In a global world, nationalism is a fantasy and it’s poison. It used to be appropriate but it’s not any more"
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Brisbane Times Tue, 08/15/2017 - 05:34

Matt Preston has last laugh over Marco Pierre White as Hell's Kitchen sinks

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It seems Matt Preston will have the last laugh over MasterChef colleague-turned-rival, Marco Pierre White.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Mon, 08/14/2017 - 22:48

Matt Preston has last laugh over Marco Pierre White

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After a spat with Matt Preston, Marco Pierre White defected to a rival network. But his new show is struggling.
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The Age - theage.com.au Fri, 08/11/2017 - 18:32

'Homophobic' pollies in reimagined Aussie classic

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Peter Allen's I Still Call Australia Home has been reworked into a tune called I Still Call Australia Homophobic.
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