Tim Minchin: Nothing Ruins Comedy

Posted by Rob Alderson,

Australian comedian Tim Minchin has built up an army of fans over recent years with his trademark combination of biting lyrics and sumptuous showmanship, but it seems timely to post this song this week. It was revealed yesterday that Minchin turned down an offer to front a Pepsi campaign, saying: "Do I want to sell Pepsi? No, I want to sell my ideas,’ which could sound excruciatingly pompous coming from almost anyone else. This song, recorded with the Heritage Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, is about the selling out of stand-up comedy and it’s as bitter as it is beautifully dramatic. The final twist? He’s plugging his new DVD….(NSFW)

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.