Comedian Anh Do is set to bring his best-selling memoir, The Happiest Refugee, to life in a new stand-up show at QPAC.

In Brisbane for one night only – The Happiest Refugee,

Anh Do will deliver an inspirational theatre experience combining humour, real life stories, photos and filmed pieces as he re-tells his amazing story. Anh Do travelled to Australia in 1980 on an eight metre fishing boat with 47 other Vietnamese refugees.

He was sick with dehydration and there was already 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 corporate entertainer.

Anh Do’s struggles as a young refugree – his difficulties with English, divorcing parents, being bullied and broke, are brought to life in this hilarious but moving new stage show.

Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s new stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing… happiness.

Anh Do will perform at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC on Friday 1 November at 8pm. For bookings call 136 246.