Books like Norman Lindsay's The Magic Pudding use humorous anthropomorphism to transform the animals of the Australian bush into a classic work of Australian children's literature.Vaudeville stars like Roy Rene 'Mo' toured with the Tivoli Circuit prior to the arrival of radio.Humphries first performed the Edna character to a London audience in 1969 and after initial bewilderment, British audiences came to adore the antipodean house-wife parody.
Australian stand up comedy has a wide following and the Melbourne Comedy Festival is a major international comedy event.The "Australian sense of humour" is often characterised as dry, irreverent and ironic, exemplified by some of the works of performing artists like Barry Humphries and Paul Hogan and by character creations such as mock-talk-show hosts Norman Gunston (Garry Mc Donald) and Roy and HG (John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver).His contemporary Banjo Paterson contributed such classic comic poems as "Mulga Bill's Bicycle", "The Geebung Polo Club" and "A Bush Christening".Early novelist Joseph Furphy wrote in the Australian vernacular and the poet C. Dennis reflected a sense of Australian identity and humour in the Australian vernacular – notably in "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke", which chronicles the courtship and marriage of a larrikin called Bill and his girl, Doreen: including a trip to the theatre: "This Romeo 'e's lurkin' wiv a crew – A dead tough crowd o' crooks – called Montague".Sardonic political satire like that of The Chaser and social and cultural commentary provided by broadcasters like Clive James and Andrew Denton has been another hallmark.
Multiculturalism has also contributed to a diversity in Australian comedy, from the work of migrant comedians like Mary Coustas and Anh Do to Aboriginal performers like Ernie Dingo.
Edna made her first appearance in a Melbourne University's UTRC revue at the end of 1955, as the city prepared for the 1956 Olympic Games.
Humphries says his creations "encourage people to look at Australia critically and with affection and humour".
For his delivery of dadaist and absurdist humour to millions, biographer Anne Pender described Humphries in 2010 as not only "the most significant theatrical figure of our time …
[but] the most significant comedian to emerge since Charlie Chaplin".
Here are the areas in the UK we cover so far: Dating in Adelaide, Dating in Albany, Dating in Albury, Dating in Alice Springs, Dating in Australian Capital Territory, Dating in Ballarat, Dating in Bathurst, Dating in Bendigo, Dating in Brisbane, Dating in Bunbury, Dating in Bundaberg, Dating in Cairns, Dating in Canberra, Dating in Central Coast, Dating in Coffs Harbour, Dating in Darwin, Dating in Dubbo, Dating in Geelong, Dating in Geraldton, Dating in Gladstone, Dating in Gold Coast, Dating in Hervey Bay, Dating in Hobart, Dating in Kalgoorlie, Dating in Launceston, Dating in Lismore, Dating in Mackay, Dating in Maitland, Dating in Mandurah, Dating in Melbourne, Dating in Melton, Dating in Mildura, Dating in Mount Gambier, Dating in Newcastle, Dating in New South Wales, Dating in Northern Territory, Dating in Nowra, Dating in Orange, Dating in Perth, Dating in Port Macquarie, Dating in Queensland, Dating in Richmond, Dating in Rockhampton, Dating in Rockingham, Dating in Shepparton, Dating in South Australia, Dating in Sunbury, Dating in Sunshine Coast, Dating in Sydney, Dating in Tamworth, Dating in Tasmania, Dating in Toowoomba, Dating in Townsville, Dating in Victoria, Dating in Wagga Wagga, Dating in Warrnambool, Dating in Western Australia, Dating in Wollongong.