Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer Tim Minchin will be performing his unique brand of musical comedy, accompanied by his band on Saturday 14th July at this years’ GuilFest.
Winner of multiple comedy awards, including the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as 4 Chortle awards and countless others, Tim’s comedy spans many musical styles and covers such topics as environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice as well as logical fallacies, and many more witty observations cleverly integrated into his hilarious, scathing and often unsettlingly lovely songs. Tim has performed sell-out shows in the UK, Australia and the US, and 2010/2011 saw him tour the UK performing his biggest live show ever, culminating at 2 sold-out nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
As well as performing around the world, Tim has written music and lyrics for the RSC’s new musical version of Roald Dahl’s Matilda which transferred in a shower of 5 stars reviews and awards to the West End at the end of 2011 after a sell out run in Stratford. Tim has also made many TV appearances, from hosting BBC2’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks to performing on the hugely popular late night show Conan in the US.
“Tim Minchin is a genius, pure and simple. He is to musical comedy what Charles Darwin was to evolution and what Einstein was to physics and moustaches. You'd be hard pushed to find a more sublimely talented comedian. Handsome, hysterical and divinely musically gifted – you can go off people, you know!” (Tim Arthur, Time Out)