Get your much-needed fix of fun at Barber’s new tour, 'Fine, Thanks'.
After spending most of this year stuck at home, Australia’s Queen of Comedy Celeste Barber is ready to hit the road again with her brand-new tour, ‘Fine, Thanks’.
Presented by the good people at TEG DAINTY and Michael Cassel Group, Barber’s ‘Fine, Thanks’ national tour will hit all major cities, including Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney, as well as Newcastle, Wollongong, Tweed Heads, Canberra and Geelong, next May and June, reigniting the live comedy scene.
With nothing but time to write, refine and then re-refine ‘Fine, Thanks’ over the past 18 months, the COVID-safe show explores and exploits everything from celebrity sex toys to why hot girls can’t dance and details the giddy euphoria and brutal devastation of being invited to Coachella – the same year it was cancelled.
“I’ve been stuck inside staring at a wall for the best part of two years, so trust me when I say I’m ready to pack a suitcase, reacquaint myself with what the inside of a plane looks like and get back on stage,” Celeste says.
“Everyone in my house is sick to death of listening to me bang on so it’s time to find some new ears to chew off. Plus mama’s got bills to pay.”
With an infectious personality, Barber (an acclaimed actor, author, comedian and podcaster) has become one of Australia’s most popular performers in recent years, with her social media following exploding to a huge 8.5M followers. Subverting the glossy world of Instagram from within, Barber regularly treats her followers to recreations of celebrity and supermodel clips as part of her wildly-successful #celestechallengeaccepted posts. She has posted hilarious parodies of everyone from Rihanna to the Kardashians, often getting praised from the stars who made the original video.
She even turned Challenge Accepted into a one-woman show that premiered in Sydney in 2017, toured the UK and Europe and enjoyed three sell-out seasons in the US, including being filmed for her first Showtime special. Her 2018 memoir, Challenge Accepted, was shortlisted for the ABIA 2019 Biography Book of the Year. She has a much-loved podcast, is a regular on TV shows around the globe and was Host of the Fire Fight Australia benefit concert in February 2020 that raised over $11 million for bushfire affected communities.
Celeste has also just released her latest kids book – Flamingo Celeste Is Not Like The Rest – about not blending in and using your uniqueness to help others. It’s a follow up to Celeste The Giraffe Loves To Laugh.
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Get your much-needed fix of fun at Celeste Barber’s ‘Fine, Thanks’ tour in 2022 on Friday 27 May at Costa Hall, Geelong. Tickets go on sale Monday 25 October at 12noon local time, visit www.celestebarber.com for all ticketing information.