News

The Happiest Refugee is on his way here

Anh Do in TV series Anh Do's Brush With Fame. Do will be performing his new show in
Anh Do in TV series Anh Do's Brush With Fame. Do will be performing his new show in

COMEDIAN Anh Do brings his best-selling memoir, The Happiest Refugee, to life in a ground-breaking stand-up show.

Performed at Park Lane Theatre for one night only in September, this moving, inspirational and unforgettable theatre experience combines humour, real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell Do's amazing story.

Anh 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 throughout his life to become a lawyer and, in 2008, Australia's Comedian of the Year.

Today he is one of Australia's most sought after stand-ups, as well as a talented writer, actor, producer and Star of the ABC TV's Anh's Brush With Fame.

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 new stage show, garnering this happy refugee standing ovations across the country.

  • At Park Lane Theatre, Lennox Head, on Friday, September 1, from 8pm. For details visit communityspaces.com.au.

Topics:  anh do comedy lennox head northern rivers enter the happiest refugee whatson


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Skatepark bounces between sites

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Aerial view of the suggested location of the skate park at the sports fields.

Young skateboarders forgiven for thinking there was a tennis match

Celebrity recipes help bring flavour and joy

CHEF TO THE STARS: Chef Kate McAloon, Ray Karam of Nourish in Ballina, Greg Youngberry and Jonathan Ilao of Inglewood Farms.

Chef Kate McAloon has served her dishes to some of Hollywood's best

19 Crimes to be found at food and wine festival

19 CRIMES: Sarah Smith and Glenn Hanson of Dan Murphy's try and get the 'goods' from John Nicolson and Col Lee of Ballina-on-Richmond Rotary.

Transportation to the NSW colony for impersonating an Egyptian

Local Partners

Big Waves, big memories to be compiled

TO COINCIDE with the 10 year anniversary of the Lennox National Surfing Reserve in February 2018, a 'Surfing Lennox' crew are compiling a book.

Shoes make difference to kids in Zambia

MANY SHOES: Toowoomba Grammar School's Adrian Irwin and Fairholme College's Libby Stumer with shoes collected for children in Zambia.

Students are making a difference, creating a new project

A musical audience with the king of Egypt

ON STAGE: The Pharaoh (played by Matthew Wood) and dancers in Ballina Players' upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat..

Ballina Player's new production opens this weekend

CANCELLATIONS: Wet weather forces change of weekend plans

FAIR: Fireworks at Newrybar will be delayed this year due to wet weather.

Weather forecast motivated the decision to delay events

Prince Harry says young royals don't want to take the throne

Prince Harry admits no one in the royal family particularly wants to be king or queen

Rebel Wilson to give away her defamation payout

Actor Wilson says she won't keep a cent of her defamation payout

What's in store for Nina and Billie on Offspring?

Kat Stewart and Asher Keddie star in season seven of Offspring.

Proudman sisters return, but their lives aren’t slowing down.

What's on the big screen this week

Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager in a scene from the movie Transformers: The Last Knight.

STUDIOS begin to roll out their school holiday offerings.

MOVIE REVIEW: Rough Night is rude, shocking and funny

Zoe Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Illana Grazer and Kate McKinnon in a scene from Rough Night.

FOUR best friends reunite for a wild weekend, what could go wrong?

Why Mark Wahlberg is leaving Transformers

Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager in a scene from the movie Transformers: The Last Knight.

Wahlberg leaving the Transformers franchise to ‘get my life back’.

MOVIE REVIEW: Cars 3 is still a fun ride

A scene from the movie Cars 3.

POPULAR animated franchise grows up with more mature themes.

Mining giants in fight that could spell disaster for NQ town

STAND OFF: There are perfectly good homes for workers, but mining company QCoal could be forced to build a camp and the deserted streets and empty houses of Glenden would remain.

How two mining companies could ruin this small town

Home owners settling to make way for Mackay Ring Road

The Clarkson family's home was moved just down the road from their former land at Stotts Road, Te Kowai, which was resumed by TMR.

But some are still clinging on, fighting for a better deal

Three historic M'boro hotels on the market

The Lamington Hotel Motel, Maryborough. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Three historic Maryborough hotels are on the market.

Renters warned about online real estate scam

The scam ad for a property for rent in Albert Park.

Australian renters have been warned about an elaborate scam

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!