Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask

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Barry Humphries poses with a hat
Photograph: Simon Schulter

Barry leaves Edna and Sir Les at home for a new confessional show

Barry Humphries bid his farewell to Australian stages in 2013, with his Eat, Pray, Laugh! tour. Now the legendary comedian is doing a full John Farnham and returning for another tour.

Unlike his previous shows, Humphries won't be performing this time as Dame Edna, Sir Les Patterson or Sandy Stone, but rather telling the story of his career in what he promises will be a revealing performance.

Humphries says of the show: 

“It is the story of my generation, it is a story of a life spent in the theatre and a life spent in comedy, and it will show what it is like to be a clown. In a way, this is perhaps the bravest thing I’ve ever done and I hope the most entertaining. I think people might be agreeably shocked and they certainly will learn much they didn’t know.”

By: Ben Neutze

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