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VIDEO: Unique Australian musical performance artist Tim Minchin to perform in San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- Australian musician, actor, comedian and writer Tim Minchin will take the stage of the Balboa Theatre on Wednesday, April 11, performing his unique brand of musical comedy.

The performer has been in front of appropriately excitable and ever growing audiences since starting out in South Melbourne’s Butterfly Club in 2005.

The 8 pm show will feature many of Minchin's current songs, exploring topics such as environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice(ism) and his amour de boobs(ism). During his shows he plays the piano, always nicely and oftentimes wildly and excitingly, while looking wonderfully athletic, in a pair of delightfully uncomfortable skinny jeans.

Minchin won the Director’s Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his break-out show "Darkside," and followed this later the same year with one of the most successful debut acts ever at the Edinburgh Fringe – winning the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer. Without wanting to go on and on about it, he’s done some pretty successful live shows since then, often in Australia or the UK, but also on the North American continent (yes that includes you too Canada). But not you Guatemala. Maybe one day.

Since making his debut, the performer has made several television appearances, most recently on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Conan.” Minchin has also hosted an episode of BBC's "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" and appeared on "Genius" and "8 Out of 10 Cats." He has also performed on radio, his most recent project being "Strings," a new comedy sitcom pilot for BBC Radio 2, which he both wrote and starred in.

Minchin's acclaimed 9-minute beat poem, "Storm," has been animated and previewed at TAM London in October 2010. He has also writiten the music and lyrics for the musical "Matilda" (adapted from the Roald Dahl classic) with the Royal Shakespeare Company and recently embarked on his first arena tour of the UK, joined by a 55 piece orchestra and a band.

Show details

Showtime is 8 pm.

Tickets are $39.05 and can be purchased online.

The Balboa Theatre is located at 868 Fourth Ave. in downtown.