Tag: Barry Humphries

Domestically challenged

Hannah Gadsby is one of the better stand-ups on the Australian scene at the moment, but her recent programme for the ABC's Artscape strand, Hannah Gadsby Goes Domestic, seemed a bit like a first... Read More »

History repeated

Getting a well-deserved repeat on 7TWO starting tonight is the 1999 series Barry Humphries' Flashbacks. Part documentary, part social history, part comedy, this is one of those rare cross-genre programmes which succeeds in all the genres to which it can be... Read More »

Ya couldn’t write it!

Every week for more than 20 years John Clarke has been writing two and a half minutes of some of the best satire you'll find anywhere in the world, which he performs with fellow satirist Bryan Dawe. Highly intelligent, stuffed with gags and brilliantly performed, this is at the pinnacle of comedy in this country – and as an insight into Australian politics it puts a lot of serious analysis to... Read More »

The sad tale of a rare Humphries failure

Barry Humphries began his first UK tour in over 10 years last Tuesday, appearing at the Royal Albert Hall in Last Night of the Poms, a musical extravaganza in which Sir Les Patterson and Dame Edna Everage performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the 100-or-so-strong Brighton Festival Chorus. The show was originally performed in the early 80s in both the UK and Australia, where it reportedly went down well. Unfortunately for Humphries, the same cannot be said for this... Read More »