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Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage

Melbourne Comedy Festival responds to Barry backlash

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has responded to criticism in the wake of supposedly “cancelled” comedian Barry Humphries’ death. Barry Humphries died on Saturday in Sydney at age 89, sparking an outpouring of tributes. The entertainer was mourned with front page tributes around the world, and is set to receive a state funeral in his …

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Barry Humphries aka Dame Edna Everage dead at 89

Australian comedian Barry Humphries famed for characters like Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson died tonight at the age of 89. Readmitted to hospital a few days ago after his health worsened, Humphries died surrounded by family. Barry Humphries normally lives in London with his wife Lizzie Spender. However, he returned to Australia in …

Barry Humphries on 60 Minutes

‘Things are tough’: Barry Humphries hospitalised in Sydney

Barry Humphries is in hospital in Sydney reportedly following complications from hip replacement surgery. Dame Edna Everage’s alter ego earlier had surgery after breaking a hip at home. But after complications, the comedian is reportedly back in a Sydney hospital this week. Showbiz reporter Peter Ford told Seven’s Sunrise and 2GB that the 89-year-old’s health …

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Barry Humphries defends ‘unsavoury’ comedy after transphobia backlash

Australian comedian Barry Humphries has defended his controversial brand of comedy after his named was stripped from a top comedy award. Humphries’ name was this month removed from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s top award, in part because of a series of the comedian’s history of transphobic comments. At a comedy Q&A session in London …

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Barry Humphries’ name pulled from top honour at comedy festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has removed Barry Humphries’ name from its awards list following backlash over the iconic Australian comedian’s comments about transgender people. The festival unveiled its list of nominees for its annual awards on Tuesday morning, and the “Barry” award, which honoured the festival’s best show, has been renamed the Melbourne International …

Australian comedian Barry Humphries is under fire for transphobic comments

‘Retire’: Barry Humphries Slammed For Transphobic Comments

Entertainer Barry Humphries has been slammed for a new round of transphobic comments. In an interview with UK publication The Spectator, the 84-year-old called “transgenderism” a “fashion” when asked if his famous drag character Dame Edna Everage had sparked backlash among transgender activists. “How many different kinds of lavatory can you have?” he said. “And …

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Pam Ann: ‘I’ve Been Called A Drag Queen All My Life… It’s In My DNA’

She’s the crass talking, take-no-prisoners air hostess, who has fought and air-f#$ked her way to the top of the comedy circuit. For over 20 years, air hosties have loved her and the gays have wanted to be her. She’s worked and recorded material for British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, Jet Blue and American Airlines. …

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Carlotta castigates Barry Humphries over Caitlyn Jenner comments

Legendary Australian transgender entertainer Carlotta labels Barry Humphries ‘a stupid old man’ after he described Caitlyn Jenner as a ‘mutilated man’. “I got very cranky,” an angered Carlotta said on Studio 10. “I can’t believe he came out with this statement. He doesn’t really understand transgenders — he’s a female impersonator. “That is what Dame …