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The Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center (PAC) has played host to a long line of family-friendly shows over the last few months. That may be nice for the tots of the town, but more mature locals also need something to sink their intellectual teeth into. They crave biting, profane satire and suggestive themes, not to mention spooky fog effects.

That’s why Tim Minchin will perform Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Minchin is the Australian interpretation of a Renaissance man. He’ll be a musical performer and comedian at the PAC, but his talents overtake the spectrum of possibility. Minchin has acted, composed and written for all sorts of artistic causes, including his current project: writing the score for the Broadway musical adaptation of the film “Groundhog Day.”

On Wednesday, attendees will be treated to a more straightforward type of show, involving little more than Minchin’s piano accompanied by his wit.

“He’s essentially doing standup comedy to music at the piano,” Cal Poly Arts Director Steve Lerian said. “It’s really a unique genre.”

The show will not be as tame as the stage setup might imply. Politics and sensitive social issues are all fair game, and Minchin possesses the mental capacity to back them up.

It looks as though the cravings will be satisfied.

Full-price tickets may sell out, so students are encouraged to call the box office on the 24th to inquire about $10 rush tickets.

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