Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Barry Humphries - Happy 75th Birthday!

Hello Possums!

Rejoice, you little darlings, for today is the birthday of "The Man Inside Dame Edna", Barry Humphries. And can you believe it, he's 75 years young! Astounding!

To celebrate, we thought we'd bring you this fantastic article from "The Australian":

Barry Humphries, The Clown Prince of Suburbia

...and this from the BBC:

Have a bonzer birthday, Barry! Hope it's a right ripper!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"The Man Inside Dame Edna" Airs in Oz

Hello Possums!

News this week that the documentary "The Man Inside Dame Edna", first seen in the UK on Channel 4, is airing tonight on ABC in Australia - the lucky little darlings!

This gorgeous tele outing was filmed during Dame Edna's 2007 tour of Australia with her glittering show "Back With A Vengeance". The Australian version of the programme is 10 minutes longer, and has a more Australian focus in addition to extra material about Humphries' rise to fame between the 50s and 70s.

Here at The Untamed Edna Experience, we adored this rare glimpse into the genius of Barry Humphries, and we hope that someday this new broadcast might some day be available on DVD!!! But until then, here is a brief YouTube clip of the programme. Sadly, it features Sir Les Patterson, who we must all agree is a little bit yucky and uncalled for, but what can you do...?