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Australian comedian Barry Humphries is under fire 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 …

Tom Ballard alleged sexual assault

Comedian and TV host Tom Ballard has denied an allegation that he sexually assaulted a man in 2014. In a post on Facebook on Saturday, the man alleged that Ballard indecently assaulted him in a hotel room in June 2014, Fairfax Media reported. The man said he went to the police but the investigation didn’t …

Josh Thomas

Aussie comedian Josh Thomas is working on a pilot episode of a new comedy series. Called Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, the show is created, written by and stars Thomas himself, just like his critically acclaimed show Please Like Me, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But the show’s only been commissioned for a single pilot episode …

Rhys Nicholson

Comedian Rhys Nicholson has shared that a homophobic thug recently threatened to “bash him to death” on pubic transport in Melbourne. The 27-year-old opened up about the incident in a post on his Twitter account, recalling that on Friday night he’d been catching a train, when he noticed four men board. “I was sitting on …

Pam Ann

Pam Ann – the high-flying alter-ego of Australian comedian, writer and producer Caroline Reid – has announced a new tour of Australia. In her new show Flight Attendant Star, Pam will select a group of air hostie wannabes from the audience and put them through a series of challenges to see if they have what …