A regular to this blog sent me an email about his new "favourite" comedian/singer/songwriter/rock and roll megastar, Tim Minchin.
Tim definitely puts on a performance that is all his own and he's, well, a skeptic and atheist as some of his material obviously shows.
A recent "beat poem" by Tim Minchin is called "Storm" and a small group of people have worked to create a "movie" based on the beat poem. It is to be released prior to October 2010 but here is the trailer:
If you're not familiar with who Tim Minchin is, don't be too surprised. For the most part his performances have been in the UK and Australia. He appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy festival (and won an award!) a few years ago and did a few performances throughout the US but hasn't done a substantial North American tour.
I've only briefly looked up some of Tim's work but, from what I can see, he is an intelligent person with a unique way of getting important points across. "Storm" is a wonderful "story" that many skeptics could relate to. My wife often gives me "the look" that Tim refers to (you'll have to listen to the whole song as found on YouTube, etc., to understand) but it is so difficult to contain yourself when such blatantly absurd claims are made.
For more information on Tim Minchin, visit http://www.timminchin.com/ and to learn more about Storm Movie, visit http://www.stormmovie.net/
(Here's "Storm" by Tim Minchin - posted by Tim Minchin)