Minchin is not only excessively talented and a talisman against the dumbing down of popular media, he's a nice guy. Back when his first DVD came out, it wasn't available outside Australia at the get-go. I found it as a converted .avi BT file. So I emailed him and asked "K Dude, I pirated your show cuz I can't get it here; should I just send the equivalent cash purchase amount to your producers with a sign that says 'America Needs Tim' or what?" He tagged me back and said "Not at all; just enjoy it, and when I make my big US debut, just come and bring your Gran and buy her one of my coffee mugs!"
That was a few years ago; this year he's got gigs in LA and is playing The Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey in April. Who's up for some Road Tripping? I have a charge to keep, and I need one of you to try on this gray wig . . .