Barry Humphries's Biography

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John Barry Humphries is one of the most remarkable and outstanding Australian who is well-known in many western countries. He was born in Melbourne in 1934. When Barry was still in adolescence, he had already paid much attention to his appearance and spend lots of time to dress up himself. Although his academic performance was not satisactory, he has quickly found an alternative and develop an interest in acting and performing arts. His innate sense of humour has made chemical reaction with his interest and, eventually paved a road for himself.
His first semiformal perofrmance was at the Union Theatre of the Melbourne University in December 1955. That was the first time his creation - Dame Edna Everage appeard in public. He dressed up as a housewife, with a purple hair, fancy glasses with diamond rings, chains and necklace. Because of the comical appearance, he has soon captured the eyes of many audiences. In addition to his humourous discourse, a unique Humphries’ style of performance has created. He loves to make fun with politicians and news in his solo shows. As he had said in an interview with BBC, “Making people laugh was a very good way of befriending them. People couldn't hit you, could they, if you were laughing”. He brings lots of joy and happiness to Australian, especially Melbourne. When he was approximately 25, he furthers his career to Europe and since then, he became famous not only in Australia, but also in Britain, the USA, to name just a few. Gradually, his jokes and pleasantries become more and more international than ever.
He did an excellent performance on his one-man shows. However, his rampant ego and mean characteristic sometimes makes an aversion towards audiences. Once in his solo show, an audience come late and he immediately stopped his performance and asked all the other audiences to concentrate on and welcome this late audience! His…...

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