Tim Minchin is an internationally acclaimed comedian, songwriter, singer and pianist. A popular performer on the UKscene, he has sold out his shows in London’s West End, around the UK, and internationally – in Canadaand Australia. Tim has appeared on radio and television in the UK, US and Australia. In 2009 Tim featured on both Friday Night with Jonathon Ross, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Tim was a guest on one of the last shows that Jonathan Ross hosted at the BBC in July 2010, and he performed a bespoke song for Jonathan.
Royal Shakespeare Company opened a musical version of Roald Dahl’s Matilda at the RSC’s Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in late 2010, featuring music and lyrics composed entirely by Tim. It was a complete sell-out for the twelve week run, and the musical is set to transfer to London’s West End in the autumn of 2011.
Last year Tim won two Chortle awards, and claimed another award for ‘Best music or variety act’ at this year’s ceremony. Other recognitions of Tim’s achievements include the Perrier Best Newcomer award (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Directors’ Choice award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his breakout show Darkside, Best Alternative Comedy Act at the US Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), and three-time Green Room Award Winner (Australia).
Renowned for his sharp lyrical observations and extraordinary musicianship, he is extremely popular in the corporate sector, particularly for his ability to create tailor-made songs for clients. Corporate clients have ranged from Microsoft, to Emap, to Pret A Manger!