Anh Do back in Horsham
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.