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My Summer Reading: Comedian Tim Minchin | reviews, news & interviews

My Summer Reading: Comedian Tim Minchin

My Summer Reading: Comedian Tim Minchin

The Australian musical comedian goes with Vonnegut, McEwan and Garton Ash

Vonnegut head Tim Minchin also chooses Garton Ash and McEwan

Tim Minchin, the Australian minstrel comedian, is known by his catweazel hair, thickly kohled eyes and dazzlingly witty songs bashed out at a grand piano about, among other things, the debatable existence of the Almighty. Lately his repertoire of tricks has been expanding. He has toured his show with a full orchestra, he wrote the songs for the RSC's rapturously received stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda (which comes to the West End this autumn) and on Saturday he is hosting the first ever Comedy Prom. Resuming theartsdesk's series featuring the summer reading habits of significant figures from the world of arts and culture, Minchin tells us about the books he has been, is and will be reading.

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