Minchin on youtube

Some of you were very disappointed that this amusing monolog by Tim Minchin was yanked off of youtube shortly after I mentioned it. Hey, it’s back, in an official release by Minchin himself!


  1. #1 Sauve
    January 29, 2009

    Anyone who hasn’t seen his live DVD should watch it.. he’s pretty good. Has some good acts wrt religion as well 😀

    So Live 2007 I believe

  2. #2 Atticus
    January 29, 2009

    Is this the same as the last youtube vid? The timing seems different – and not quite as good.

  3. #3 Kel
    January 29, 2009

    Oh wow, this is fantastic.

  4. #4 oneManArmy
    January 29, 2009

    I’m with atticus. The previous version just him and a piano. Much better. This is still great but it drags in comparison. Still good but…

  5. #5 Dave Godfrey
    January 29, 2009

    He did this at the 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People. I think it works better without the backing track. Still great though.

  6. #6 Tualha
    January 29, 2009


    Earlier one was much better. The music on this one is too damned distracting, and the way he’s reciting it is harder to follow.

  7. #7 Denise Smith
    January 29, 2009

    I am sending that to all my hippie friends right now. I imagine I may have a few less friends in a moment or two.

  8. #8 Andyo
    January 29, 2009

    Interesting. While googling for a video a week or two ago, I came across this site, in which Minchin apparently says he’s gonna do exactly what he did here, and exactly for the same reasons. I’m now pretty sure that’s a real post. Is that a well known atheist site?

  9. #9 Andyo
    January 29, 2009

    By the way, I’m pretty sure it’s the same performance, only better recording. In the “original”, there was also a music track (you could barely hear it, but Minchin references it in the blog comment I linked above too).

  10. #10 Charles Miller
    January 29, 2009

    I think people are misremembering the previous video. It was frequently inaudible, and only rendered comprehensible by the fact it was accompanied by a video transcript.

  11. #11 DexX
    January 29, 2009

    Can I just say that I liked Tim Minchin before he was cool?

    In fact, for several years my wife has expressed the desite to “have his babies”.

    He’s an extraordinarily talented Aussie comedian, singer, and pianist, though he has now (very sadly) relocated permanently to the UK.

    He’s still ours, though, damn it! He’s still an Aussie!


    So yeah… enjoy…

  12. #12 Sili
    January 31, 2009

    Never heard of the bloke, but suddenly I find myself liking a piece of poetry. Damn.

  13. #13 hery
    January 25, 2010

    By the way, I’m pretty sure it’s the same performance

  14. #14 creating trons
    January 25, 2010

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