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When:

Mon 26 Apr 2010, 7:30pm

Where: The Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners Street, Wellington

Restrictions: R18

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Listed by: Bored_Housewife

Comedian, compere and commentator extraordinaire Julian Clary will soon be springing his latest hit show 'Lord of The Mince' on unsuspecting New Zealand audiences when he returns for the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in April.

“I, Julian Clary, have done for mincing what Michael Flatley did for Irish dancing. But has the bottom fallen out of the homosexual meat market? I must tour my kingdom to find out... In these difficult times I feel I should go and comfort my people in the provinces. My friend Damien tells me the men are very hard up in Sheffield. I only hope I’m not too late.”

He wasn’t – having performed over 50 sold out shows across the UK to rave reviews. Julian Clary feels it is his absolute duty to now satisfy his New Zealand fans.

“I’m 50. The shame of it. This will be an intimate evening – a celebration, no less, of my twenty-five years in the camp spotlight: how I got there and why I refuse to leave. Come and see me before they put me in a home for tired old knackers.”

Since graduating from Goldsmiths College University, London in the 80’s with a degree in English Drama, Julian Clary has gone on to become one of England’s most recognisable entertainers, and during his 25 years in show business has turned his hand to comedy, acting, presenting, writing and even performing as a novice dancer on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, where he reached the final.

Julian has come a long way since his early days as a singing telegram boy and teenage sausage dog. He is best known in New Zealand for his television shows Terry and Julian and the cult hit Sticky Moments on the ABC.

He has toured the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand many times and also appeared in Boy George’s memorable West End musical, Taboo, and as the Emcee in Cabaret at London’s Lyric Theatre. His indelible impact on the entertainment world was recognised in 2001 when he was awarded ‘the big red book’ by Michael Aspel on This Is Your Life.

His autobiography, A Young Man's Passage, was published in June 2006 and was a Sunday Times bestseller, and his first novel, Murder Most Fab, was published in 2007. His second novel, Devil In Disguise, was published in May 2009.

Needless to say Julian Clary can’t wait to be here.

Dress code is smart but casual, although the usual rules about corduroy trousers still apply.

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