Anh Do : The Happiest Refugee

Rebecca Varidel
21st Jun 2023

Anh Do brings The Happiest Refugee Live! to Hurstville

Comedian Anh Do will return to Hurstville Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 25 July 2023 for a special live performance of his best-selling memoir, The Happiest Refugee.

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, artist, producer and Star of the ABC TVs Anh’s Brush with Fame.

Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee charts his journey from a starving refugee to one of Australia’s best-loved entertainers. It has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years”. It was awarded Book of the Year with sales in excess of 450,000.

Do’s struggles as a young refugee, including his difficulties with English, his parents divorcing, being bullied and broke, are brought to life in this hilarious but moving stage show. This culminates in an unforgettable theatre experience leaving audiences uplifted and garnering this happy refugee standing ovations across the country.

Anh Do: The Happiest Refugee Live!

Tuesday 25 July 2023, 7.00pm

Hurstville Entertainment Centre

$74.90 adult, $69.90 concession

To book your ticket visit Council’s What’s On page 》!