Tim Minchin

Tips for Existence
‘There was no point where I was convinced the Universe had meaning’.

Tim Minchin
Tips for Existence Episode 3
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Tim Minchin is very good at lots of things. He is a hugely acclaimed Australian composer, musician, comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. He has performed sold out shows in arenas around the world, won too many awards to mention and wrote the music and lyrics for two of the most critically lauded musicals of recent years,
Groundhog Day and the unstoppable force that is Matilda. His comedy-drama TV series Upright recently won multiple AACTA awards and in late 2021 he returns to the UK with an encore tour of Back. Tim has also performed as part of Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious/Socially Distanced People, Compendium and various other Shambles shows over the years which included the debut of The Pope Song and dueting with Ed Sheeran on PrejudiceHis new album, Apart Together, is out now.


Once the meaning of it all was simple, if at times also cruel and/or barbaric. The Universe was made by a god, sometimes omnipotent, sometimes fractious, sometimes both. Now, as we explore the Universe and start to explain ourselves, the Universe has started to lose it single meaning and we have to find individual meanings ourselves. This is Tips for Existence where Robin Ince talks to cosmologists, composers, astronauts and authors about what gives them meaning.
Clips included in the show: Performances by Tim of Not Perfect, The Pope Song, Cage-Nerd, Apart Together, Fifteen Minutes of Shame and Come Home (Cardinal Pell). Naughty from Matilda:The MusicalHope from Groundhog Day:The Musical. Professor Brian Cox on Lorraine. Tim at Uncaged Monkeys from Shambles archive. Clip from Upright.

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