Tim Minchin is an internationally acclaimed, award winning comedian, songwriter, singer and pianist. Originally from Perth, Tim is a popular performer on the UK scene, he has sold out his shows in London’s West End, around the UK, and internationally – in Canada and Australia. Tim has appeared on radio and television in the UK, US and Australia. Tim has featured on both Friday Night with Jonathon Ross (performing a bespoke song for Jonathan), and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Tim has won two Chortle awards, and claimed another award for ‘Best Music or Variety Act’. 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).
Tim wrote the music and lyrics for Matilda the Musical with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2012 he collected the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. The production won a total of seven awards.
Tim is an Ambassador for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts and ran a Half Marathon on their behalf.
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!
“Tim was fantastic, very funny and happy to stay behind afterwards…Please thank [him] for accepting this engagement!” The Cherries Awards
“Take out a second mortgage, sell the car, and put the money on the safest bet you’ll ever make in this uncertain world: that Tim Minchin will be the next big thing in musical comedy.” Time Out
“Minchin is a genuine musical virtuoso, whose songs are constructed and sung with an attention to detail that would make Rufus Wainwright sit up and look nervous. And that’s even before we get to the jokes.” The Times
“Tim was fantastic. We really loved it!” Barclays
“Tim spoke and played exquisitely … Please pass on my thanks”
Carrie Almond, Product Development and Events Manager, Young Chamber UK Awards 2012