The Dame is dead
Australia's greatest ever comedian, Barry Humphries, has died, aged 89.
About fifteen years ago I saw Barry Humphries at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne. The first half of the show was Sir Les Patterson and Sandy Stone, and I laughed and thought it was pretty good, but it felt like something from another comedy era.
Then, after interval, Dame Edna arrived. From the moment she hit the stage, it was like nothing I’d ever se…