Australia’s Barry Humphries is bringing his legendary character, Dame Edna Everage, to San Diego the first week of June. The character with distinctive glasses and mauve hair is a self-proclaimed global megastar, and downright a comedy legend. According to legend, Dame Edna originates as once having been a simple housewife from Moonie Ponds, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.
The character of Dame Edna has taken on a remarkable life of its own doing everything from stand-up comedy shows (such as the one coming to San Diego) to hosting variety specials (such as “The Dame Edna Experience” for the BBC and more recently “The Dame Edna Treatment” for ITV) as well as hosting a peculiar game show called “Dame Edna’s Neighborhood Watch” where really the game show is a set-up for one unsuspecting woman who’s about to see her home ransacked by a tv camera crew and Dame Edna’s bridesmaid, Madge Allsop (played by the late Emily Perry).
I saw Dame Edna’s appearance in Los Angeles during her “Back With A Vengeance Tour” and I was excited to see San Diego included on this tour entitled “The First Last Tour.” I’m attending on the night of Thursday, June 4th, and would to invite others in San Diego to join me for the show. Tickets are available from TicketMaster by clicking here and leave a comment below to let me know you’re coming.
You’ll be in for a treat and you’ll laugh so hard your sides will hurt. Dame Edna is incredibly funny and makes for an incredible night out. Pick up your tickets by clicking here and join me on Thursday, June 4th at the San Diego Civic Theater for Dame Edna.
For a taste of Dame Edna’s stage comedy, here is a clip from her Just For Laughs Comedy Festival appearance in Montreal 2005.
To get a taste of Dame Edna’s variety shows, here’s an incredibly funny clip of Dame Edna interviewing k.d. lang
And lastly a clip of Dame Edna doing a “cooking” segment on a local San Francisco morning program to promote her show. It’s very lewd, and comical. You’ll enjoy this clip.
Again, join me at the Civic Theater in San Diego on June 4th for a fun night out with Dame Edna on stage. Tickets are available from TicketMaster by clicking here. And if you can’t join us on the 4th, but can come to any of the other San Diego performances, get your tickets by clicking here or on the TicketMaster image below.