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Tim Minchin, Hammersmith Apollo

Tim Minchin, Hammersmith Apollo

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Of course there’ll be no certain way of knowing whether the ensuing rave is heartfelt. Four years ago Tim Minchin, fresh off the plane from Down Under, burst onto the Edinburgh Fringe to be greeted by a short sharp one-star crit from a Guardian reviewer who had possibly got out of the wrong side of the bed. Where a regular stand-up would look horribly petulant to bear such a public grudge, Minchin put his riposte in song, because he has that near-unique facility. Very amusing it is too, as well as a cast-iron insurance policy against further slatings. No journalist has any desire to be immortalised onstage as a “****ing ****”. So yes, marvellous show, **** all round.

Religion is Minchin’s beef; the deniers of evolution and the advance of science are the enemies in his sniper sights

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Great review. Glad to see someone as eloquent and clever as Minchin writing on Minchin....

Made it to the Apollo 23/10/09 from miles and months away. Life is as near complete as it will ever be. Thank you Tim.

This has got to be one of the finest Tim Minchin reviews to date; perfectly capturing his often polemical, yet always outstanding brand of comedy. I saw him when he came to Cardiff and found myself singing along to almost every song (apart from the very new ones), then confessing to the woman sitting next to me that I had no idea I knew all those lyrics. His musical theatre background really helps to thrust his performances forward, and I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more from him in the near future.

exactly, he's a legend

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