Published on May 14th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Tim Minchin: That guy, from that thing….

The frustrating thing about website analytics is seeing that people have found your site because they were desperately looking for a specific piece of info, but which they wouldn’t have found on your site.

Based on the number of people searching for variations on “comic with piano craig ferguson”, comedian Tim Minchin must have made quite the impression on the Late Late Show Thursday night. A hell of a lot of you are apparently desperate to know his name. And now you do. Unfortunately, he wasn’t yet listed as a guest when I compiled my weekly talk show list.

For the uninitiated: Minchin is an Australian comedian/pianist, who has gained a pretty hefty following overseas in the past few years. His US/Canada profile is increasing at a rapid rate, and he’ll be spending June and part of July touring North America. Dates are available on his website.

As for that performance on Ferguson? Here ya go:


About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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