Tim Minchin Puts Emotion on Broadway. Just Don’t Call Him Sentimental.

Indeed, Mr. Minchin always keeps an eye on the thin line between irony (which he isn’t particularly keen on) and satire (which he loves). What helped him understand Phil was an unlikely commonality.

“He learns to be kind and generous and altruistic without expectation of reward,” said Mr. Minchin, an outspoken atheist. “Anything that talks about the meaning of life without the cop-out is attractive to me.”

Tim Minchin vows to get drunk with fans after Dreamworks cancels the film he’s been working on for four years

Please? Please be a teacher. Teachers are the most admirable and important people in the world. You don’t have to do it forever, but if you’re in doubt about what to do, be an amazing teacher. Just for your twenties. Be a primary school teacher. Especially if you’re a bloke – we need male primary school teachers. Even if you’re not a Teacher, be a teacher. Share your ideas. Don’t take for granted your education. Rejoice in what you learn, and spray it.

Tim Minchin, Honorary Doctorate Address at UWA, December 2013

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Tim Minchin performs at the Beacon Theatre as part of the New York Comedy Festival on November 3, 2016.

(Photo Credit: Scott Levy/MSG Photos)

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THE GLORIOUS TIM MINCHIN at the NY COMEDY FESTIVAL last night.

All pixs courtesy of my friend Jeff N.

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Tim Minchin performs at the Beacon Theatre as part of the New York Comedy Festival on November 3, 2016.

(Photo Credit: Scott Levy/MSG Photos)

There’s no such thing as a perfect lyric but there is a sense that you haven’t wasted a syllable; the pursuit of a verse or a chorus that doesn’t waste anything feels exact in a way to me.

Tim Minchin