After Hours Comedy: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2008
Before Australian comedy musician Tim Minchin hit the big time writing the score for the smash hit West End musical Matilda, I saw him at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2008 as a guest for After Hours Comedy. The three songs he played on the piano were funny, charming, filthy and charismatic – one song he delivered about the art of swearing was particularly inspired. Appearing shoeless with thin lean denims and a shock of mad scientist’s hair, Minchin rattled through the lyrics like a man possessed. Minchin was an extremely funny and compelling performer.