Tim Minchin Performs Live

Interview + Performance

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tim Minchin at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space Tim Minchin at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space (The Greene Space)

Warning: audio and video contain adult language.

He's a punky, eyeliner-wearing redhead who sings about racists and elitists. Breaking taboos is pretty much Tim Minchin's specialty. The comedian-singer-songwriter is already big in his native Australia and in the UK — his first US concert DVD, Ready for This, is just out.

Minchin admits to Kurt Andersen he was a little nervous about performing in the American Bible Belt. He even got hate e-mail from a local business that was supposed to rent him a piano: the proprietor wrote that he "'didn't think demons were welcome in Texas.' And I was like, fantastic, I can get the Satanists as well."

 

Video: "Prejudice"

 

Video:   "F**k the Poor"

    Music Playlist
  1. Prejudice
    Artist: Tim Minchin
    Album: Studio 360 Live Performance
  2. F**k the Poor
    Artist: Tim Minchin
    Album: Studio 360 Live Performance

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Tim Minchin

Comments [3]

dboy from nyc

Thanks for Tim!

Nov. 30 2011 10:12 AM
Marcee Stiltner from Olympia, WA

Oh my. Oh my. I'd never heard of Tim Minchin, and the last hour has made me a devoted fan. Thank you for introducing me to him. I've watched dozens of his videos on YouTube, and I'm totally bewitched by the combination of irony, satire, wit, wordplay, and utter sweetness. I've sent the link to "White Wine in the Sun" to my family and friends and told them it's now my favorite Christmas song.

Nov. 27 2011 11:41 PM
yvette from Stowe, VT, USA

Love Tim's message, vocals,lyrics. Humor mixed with serious social concerns...love and respect the effort and will it takes to perform this stuff.

Nov. 27 2011 05:13 PM

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