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Tim Minchin Appreciation Post

A Tim Minchin-centric post is long overdue. Let’s go! Note: headphones are advisable, and I got carried away with finding songs. It’ll probably be half a century before I blog again, so this can accompany your homework until then.


This was my first Tim song. It should be everyone’s.


5 Poofs and 2 Pianos

Remember when Jonathon Ross had his programme on the BBC and they had Four Poofs and a Piano? Well, Tim was a guest on that very same show.


Tony the Fish

This is stand-up, not a song, but it’s incredibly helpful to my current RS work, which is the design argument.


If I Didn’t Have You Uncut

Stand-up, a song, some stand-up.


Not Perfect

A serious one, holy bats.


Rock and Roll Nerd

This isn’t serious unless you’ve done bugger all when you had plans.


I should stop and do something more useful. But… I can’t.

You Grew on Me

Another un-funny one. It’s brilliant, actually.


Three-Minute Song

There are variations of this song depending on the programme, but the ITV one is the best because it was performed in front of royalty.



I normally loathe poetry, as Hollie can attest (what is this iambic pentameter?) but I make an exception for nine-minute beat poetry, especially when it’s been turned into an animated film.


Discover the pope songs at your peril, and if you’re going to see Tim as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, please get me a bootleg. Or tickets.


5 thoughts on “Tim Minchin Appreciation Post

  1. I have never even heard this guy before! I was missing out! Thank you very much for this! He’s brilliant!

    I had one of those situations today where I watched all of these having never heard the guy before, then I go to school and I’m happily doing my work as usual and a quote from him comes up on my screen! I was like…wha?! but how come this occurs today?

    (Also, it’s clearly exclamation mark day for me!)


    1. I blogged ‘Prejudice’ once before, and I swear we talked about him round yours once…

      I think it’s called Sod’s Law? I get it a lot. Which quote?!


  2. This is more than an appreciation post … it’s MinchinFest
    (but all the same, still thoroughly appreciated – both for the songs, the sentiment, the effort required to compile …. and your exceptional taste in comedy and music!!)


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