TIM MINCHIN AT LINCOLN HALL
Red and blue lights shine down on a large grand piano as the long haired, heavy eyeliner, shoeless Tim Minchin appears from behind the curtain. The stage is set unlike any comedy show I have seen as I catch myself thinking, what type of performance is this going to be?
Not only were my questions answered, I quickly became a strong supporter and fan.
Kicking off his ninety minute set, he wailed on the ivories as he sang about being a wanna be rock star as well as the love for his wife. Like an old thermostat on the wall, he slowly turned up the heat of hot topics as he took the audience on a wild ride through his mind.
With an even mix of stand up routines and songs, Tim hysterically made light of religious traditions, racial stereotypes, and moral decisions we face everyday. Weaved in between all the jokes and laughter, he revealed a deeper overall message. His point was to encourage everyone to explore their own spirituality yet not to be hypocrites by preaching their views onto others. His message was well received with a standing ovation.
Tim is performing all week at the beautiful Lincoln Hall during the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Chicago. For updates on Tim Minchin, check out his website at www.timminchin.com