The happiest refugee to perform in Logan
Comedian Anh Do will be bringing his best-selling memoir, The Happiest Refugee, to life in a ground-breaking stand-up show.
The Happiest Refugee charts his journey from starving refugee to one of Australia’s most-loved entertainers, and was described by Russell Crowe as ‘the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years’.
It was recently awarded Book of the Year with sales in excess of 450,000.
This moving, inspirational and unforgettable theatre experience combines humour, real life stories, photos and filmed piece to retell his inspiring story.
Anh Do travelled to Australia in 1980 on an 8 metre fishing boat with 47 other Vietnamese refugees. Sick with dehydration and one already dead, the journey was the first of many struggles for a young Do, who overcame all manners of difficulties throughout his life to become a lawyer and, in 2008, Australia’s Comedian of the Year.
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 stage show, garnering this happy refugee standing ovations across the country.
Today he is one of Australia’s most sought after stand-ups.
He will be performing at Logan Entertainment Centre on 13 May at 8 pm – tickets are selling fast on the Logan Arts website.