The Man Who Wasn’t Just Dame Edna Everage: Barry Humphries Is Dead

In the last solo program of his long career, he finally appeared as the only one of his characters, “which I have never fully explored”. As “the man behind the mask”, as himself, as Barry Humphries. Of course that was a lot of fibbing, after all he wrote two autobiographies at the same time. About himself, as has to be emphasized here, because he didn’t become Australia’s greatest and probably the only comedian known all over the world as himself, but as the characters he created.

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