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Comedian: Anh Do will bring his best-selling memoir The Happiest Refugee to life in a ground-breaking stand-up show in Taree early next year.
Comedian: Anh Do will bring his best-selling memoir The Happiest Refugee to life in a ground-breaking stand-up show in Taree early next year.

Anh Do brings Happiest show

By popular demand Anh returns with his smash hit show!! 

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

Performing at Manning Entertainment Centre for one night only in February, 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 ABC1 TV’s ‘Anh’s Brush With Fame”.

It was a weekend for the gals

With Kitty Flannagan slaying the sell-out crowd on Friday, then Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy bringing the house down on Saturday night, it was definitely a winning weekend for the broads at the Manning Entertainment Centre. 

Whoever thought women weren’t funny is obviously going to the wrong shows, as the audiences couldn’t have been in more raptures of mirth when these class female acts were completely ripping it out on stage. 

We were thrilled that sales for both shows were so spectacular, showing that the Mid North Coast has taste. 

Responses like this also encourage these great acts to come back, so the moral is: the more you come to shows here, there more fantastic shows we’ll get. 

Don’t be shy. There’s a warm welcome waiting for you, and some damn fine entertainment.

Tickets still left for free Seniors Concert

If you’re a Senior with some free time on Friday, ring us or go online for your free ticket to Friday’s Senior’s Christmas concert presented by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.  There are two sessions at 10.30am and 2pm, and the line-up is simply wonderful with Peter Cousens, Daisy Cousens, Darren Coggan and Ashleigh Rubenach ready to make your day. 

The concerts are presented by NSW Department of Family and Community Services to thank and recognise seniors for their valued and ongoing contributions to their families and communities.