Minchin? Make that Tim Menschen

Dan Savage has a great interview with Tim Minchin around edgy material and specifically his song “Do Not Feed Donuts to Your Obese Children.”

But you don’t want to bully your own audience. And a satirist’s job should be to pull down the people who are pulling down others. You pull down the church for fiddling with kids. And you pull down the church for discriminating against gays. You’ve got to decide where you’re going to use your poison pen and I decided pretty soon after I started performing that song that I didn’t want to bully fat people, because most fat people are sad.

Update: I didn’t realize that this excerpt was part of a longer interview, which is here.

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