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2012-08-26 05:06:02 AM
His work with the Heritage Orchestra is second to none.
 
2012-08-26 07:26:53 AM
If you haven't seen Storm, you really really should
 
2012-08-26 08:23:07 AM
america has never seen a cheeseburger it didn't like. Some of it has seen tim minchin though
 
2012-08-26 08:34:09 AM
First thing I thought of...

glossynews.com

www.redmeat.com

/hot
 
2012-08-26 09:43:43 AM
Never heard of him
 
2012-08-26 09:52:49 AM
After watching the first video, I have three observations

1 - The article was clearly written by his publicist
2 - His hair and eyeliner are edgy and clearly for the purpose of challenging me to re-examine my preconceptions, and
3 - Catherine Tate's bit on gingers was better
Link

/he didn't make me laugh once
 
2012-08-26 09:54:58 AM
'Impune'? Seriously, Mr. Writer Guy?
 
2012-08-26 09:54:59 AM
Yeah, not funny at all.
 
2012-08-26 10:00:55 AM
I'm not even convinced he's the funniest person the article was written about.
 
2012-08-26 10:02:42 AM
I think I can play piano that well -- he's not advanced or particularly skilled at it. It's just regular piano playing.
And I didn't laugh, or even chuckle.

That article was written by either his publicist, his mother, or whoever he's blowing. Ugg.
 
2012-08-26 10:11:30 AM
I'm pretty sure his act would get him shot in most states.
 
2012-08-26 10:18:59 AM
The ginger song made the rounds with my friends a few months back and we all thought it was hilarious. I guess if you're presented with it as "the most funniest thing evar" it's going to fall a bit flat.

His other stuff is pretty weak.
 
Heb
2012-08-26 10:25:06 AM
He's quite popular here in the UK
 
2012-08-26 10:42:47 AM
"Woody Allen Jesus" is pretty damn good.

And here he is on Craig Ferguson.
 
2012-08-26 11:25:57 AM
Unimpressed.
 
2012-08-26 11:33:29 AM
The Guilt Song. I love this song.
 
2012-08-26 11:42:59 AM
I like Minchin, but Bill Bailey is the funniest thing America has never seen. (Well, maybe in Simon Pegg movies.)
 
2012-08-26 11:44:51 AM
Brian Regan is thousands of times funnier than this dude.
 
2012-08-26 11:45:11 AM
Really talented guy. The music isnt really to my taste, but I can appreciate how good he is as a composer, lyricist and musician. He'd ought to try his hand at writing musicals for the big stages (London, Sydney, NYC, etc). I have a feeling he would be successful at it.
 
2012-08-26 11:49:46 AM

Crewmannumber6: After watching the first video, I have three observations

1 - The article was clearly written by his publicist
2 - His hair and eyeliner are edgy and clearly for the purpose of challenging me to re-examine my preconceptions, and
3 - Catherine Tate's bit on gingers was better
Link

/he didn't make me laugh once


Congrats?
 
2012-08-26 11:50:12 AM

tillerman35: Really talented guy. The music isnt really to my taste, but I can appreciate how good he is as a composer, lyricist and musician. He'd ought to try his hand at writing musicals for the big stages (London, Sydney, NYC, etc). I have a feeling he would be successful at it.


Perhaps like this?

Have met Tim, a genuinely wonderful person in every way.
 
2012-08-26 11:51:59 AM
Minchin is a damn fine pianist, and quite funny, too.

Look up "Mitsubishi Colt" and "Inflatable You" on YouTube.
 
2012-08-26 11:59:36 AM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: If you haven't seen Storm, you really really should


So that you know what funny isn't.


Crewmannumber6: After watching the first video, I have three observations

1 - The article was clearly written by his publicist
2 - His hair and eyeliner are edgy and clearly for the purpose of challenging me to re-examine my preconceptions, and
3 - Catherine Tate's bit on gingers was better
Link

/he didn't make me laugh once


This. Although he is funnier than Storm. But frankly, dry dog food is funnier than either of them.
 
2012-08-26 12:04:31 PM
Is he still singing in F sharp?

/try it sometime, it's harder than you'd think.
 
2012-08-26 12:07:26 PM

Snapper Carr: Is he still singing in F sharp?

/try it sometime, it's harder than you'd think.


Yes, truly the funniest key
 
2012-08-26 12:37:29 PM
I've never been interested in clicking a Tim Minchin link because people always talk up how much everybody else NEEDS to love this guy.
 
2012-08-26 01:01:23 PM
<b>Crewmannumber6</b>: <i>2 - His hair and eyeliner are edgy and clearly for the purpose of challenging me to re-examine my preconceptions</i>

Yeah, this. That schtick was tired and annoying twenty years ago. There are more talented people out there doing more hilarious stuff than I have time to watch, so if you're annoying me before you even move or make a noise, I'm going on to the next one. The Russell Brand / Kriss Angel fashion thing isn't working for me.

/old
//good at finding stuff I like
///tolerance for annoyance is way down
 
2012-08-26 01:02:00 PM
Fark redesign, oy.
 
2012-08-26 01:07:13 PM
Unlikely
 
2012-08-26 01:10:16 PM
I quite like White Wine in the Sun.
 
2012-08-26 02:05:15 PM
What's up with the rat's nest hair-do and 80s eyeliner and on a farking COMIC no less!!!

If he real had talent he wouldn't need the dated, forced 'edginess'.

-1
 
2012-08-26 02:33:53 PM
The first song of his I heard, and still my favorite-- "Inflatable You."
 
2012-08-26 03:41:04 PM
projects.greysadventures.com

huh?


/hot
 
2012-08-26 03:41:57 PM
 
2012-08-26 03:43:27 PM

swankywanky: [projects.greysadventures.com image 500x500]

huh?


/hot


Came here for the Tin Machine. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-08-26 04:22:15 PM

ZombieApocalypseKitten: swankywanky: [projects.greysadventures.com image 500x500]

huh?


/hot

Came here for the Tin Machine. Leaving satisfied.


Every damn time I see Tim Minchin is doing a show, I can't help but misread it as Tin Machine, and I'm disappointed.
 
2012-08-26 05:57:24 PM
smug, boring, not all that funny, pseudo-intellectual, beloved of hipsters and luvvies. tedious. Tom Lehrer for the mildly retarded.

/ long term Tim Minchin sceptic
 
2012-08-26 07:32:45 PM
Hey, noone HAS to like him. Yanks don't get it often;)

/ Aussie aussie etc.
// I mock with love, septics, I really do
/// Genuinely. Its how aussies are affectionate. Best friends are bloody B*st*rds:)
 
2012-08-26 07:39:30 PM

timelady: I mock with love, septics, I really do


www.pitt.edu

Love septics?
 
2012-08-26 07:52:03 PM

LordOfThePings: timelady: I mock with love, septics, I really do

[www.pitt.edu image 466x357]

Love septics?


The strangest thing is that you could find such an image...or perhaps not;)
And when looking for a explaining type link, the best illustration they could find was a Neighbours character using the term. So, I am reduced - who are we to mock then?
We unleashed Neighbours - though perhaps it was revenge on the British Empire;))
 
2012-08-26 08:01:50 PM

timelady: The strangest thing is that you could find such an image...or perhaps not;)


It's an old Saturday Night Live bit.
 
2012-08-26 11:17:04 PM
I absolutely love Tim Minchin, but they couldn't have chosen worse songs to show off his talents.
 
2012-08-27 12:58:40 AM
I enjoyed Minchin's hosting spot on buzzcocks. I don't know if he did it more than once. I only saw one. That's about all I know of him.

Has America seen Frankie Boyle? Because he's way funnier.
 
2012-08-27 01:56:29 AM
Like I'm gonna choose my comedians because of something someone on Fark said.

/I think he's funny.
 
2012-08-27 07:49:00 AM

MedTek: tillerman35: Really talented guy. The music isnt really to my taste, but I can appreciate how good he is as a composer, lyricist and musician. He'd ought to try his hand at writing musicals for the big stages (London, Sydney, NYC, etc). I have a feeling he would be successful at it.

Perhaps like this?

Have met Tim, a genuinely wonderful person in every way.


In bed?

I have to admit that I don't know anyone who is wonderful in *every* way.

The ones that come close typically fail the "wonderfully patient while being waterboarded" test.
 
2012-08-27 09:02:33 AM

MedTek: tillerman35: Really talented guy. The music isnt really to my taste, but I can appreciate how good he is as a composer, lyricist and musician. He'd ought to try his hand at writing musicals for the big stages (London, Sydney, NYC, etc). I have a feeling he would be successful at it.

Perhaps like this?

Have met Tim, a genuinely wonderful person in every way.


Huh. I had no idea. Kind of a retroactive psychic thing going on, I guess.
 
2012-08-27 01:22:48 PM

Snapper Carr: Is he still singing in F sharp?

/try it sometime, it's harder than you'd think.


Nonsense. Singing in G-flat, though? Damn near impossible.
 
2012-08-28 05:14:12 PM
I have to admit, "5 Poofs, and Two Pianos" has a certain ring to it.

/Cos the Good Book is a book and it is good and it's a book
 
2012-08-28 11:44:10 PM

ryarger: The ones that come close typically fail the "wonderfully patient while being waterboarded" test.


You know who ELSE failed that test?

/I also don't know the names of everybody at Gitmo, but I imagine they do have names.
 
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