Timothy David "Tim" Minchin (born 7 October 1975) is a British-born Australian comedian, actor, and musician.
Minchin is best known for his musical comedy, including six CDs, three DVDs, and a number of live comedy shows that he has performed internationally. He has appeared on television in Australia, Britain, and the United States. After growing up in Perth, Western Australia, he attended the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), before moving to Melbourne in 2002. His breakout show Darkside launched him into the public eye, achieving critical success at the 2005 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the 2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2013, Minchin played the role of rock star Atticus Fetch on Showtime's Californication.