Anh Do Live in Lennox Head
COMEDIAN Anh Do brings his best-selling memoir, The Happiest Refugee, to life in a ground-breaking stand-up show at Lennox Community Centre.
The theatre experience combines humour, real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell Do's amazing story and will run on Friday September 1.
Do travelled to Australia in 1980 on an eight metre fishing boat with 47 other Vietnamese refugees.
Sick with dehydration and one person already dead, the journey was the first of many struggles for a young Do, who overcame all manner of difficulties to become a lawyer, and in 2008 Australia's Comedian of the Year.
Today he is one of Australia's most sought after stand-up comedians, as well as a talented writer, actor, producer and star of ABC's Anh's Brush With Fame.
The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir, charts Do's journey from starving refugee to one of Australia's best-loved entertainers, and was described by Russell Crowe as "the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years".
It has been awarded Book of the Year with sales in excess of 400,000.
The refugee has garnered standing ovations around the country from telling his struggles as a young refugee, his difficulties with English, his parents' divorce and being bullied and broke.
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm on September 1 at Lennox Community Centre, 1 Markney Lane, Lennox Head.
Adult themes may apply.
Lennox Community Centre is a fully licensed venue with food and beverages available for purchase.
For bookings phone 02 6687 6291 or visit communityspaces.com.au - Adults $62.00,Concession $57.00.