Anh Do back in Hor­sham

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Co­me­dian Anh Do will bring his best-sell­ing memoir The Hap­pi­est Refugee to life in a stand-up show at Hor­sham Town Hall.

Do will per­form in the Wimmera on Fe­bru­ary 24, com­bin­ing hu­mour, real life sto­ries, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amaz­ing story.

Pro­mot­ers de­scribe the show as a ‘mov­ing, in­spi­ra­tional and un­for­get­table’ theatre ex­pe­ri­ence.

Do trav­elled to Aus­tralia in 1980 on an eight-me­tre fish­ing boat with 47 other Viet­namese refugees.

Sick with de­hy­dra­tion and one per­son al­ready dead, the jour­ney was the first of many strug­gles for a young Do, who over­came all man­ner of dif­fi­cul­ties through­out his life to be­come a lawyer and, in 2008, Aus­tralia’s Co­me­dian of the Year.

To­day he is one of Aus­tralia’s most sought-af­ter stand-ups, as well as a tal­ented writer, ac­tor, pro­ducer and star of ABC1 TV’S ‘Anh’s Brush With Fame’.

The Hap­pi­est Refugee: A Memoir, was de­scribed by Rus­sell Crowe as ‘the most sur­pris­ing and in­spir­ing read I have had in years’.

It has been awarded Book of the Year with sales ex­ceed­ing 400,000.

Do’s strug­gles as a young refugee – his dif­fi­cul­ties with English, di­vorc­ing par­ents, be­ing bul­lied and broke, are brought to life in this ‘hi­lar­i­ous but mov­ing new stage show’, gar­ner­ing this happy refugee stand­ing ova­tions across the coun­try. Do’s Hor­sham show starts at 8pm. Tick­ets are avail­able on­line at www.hor­sham­town­hall.com.au or at the box of­fice.

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