Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries’s diary: My war with ‘Wow!’

29 October 2015 9:00 am

I’m counting ‘Wows!’ Suddenly everyone is using this irritating expletive expressing incredulity, amazement and nothing at all. I’ve heard it…

Barry Humphries’s diary: The bookshop ruined by Harry Potter

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Do fish have loins? Last Tuesday, in a pretentious restaurant, I ordered a ‘loin of sea trout’. It looked just…

The Price of Fame

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Try not to meet us in the flesh We’ll disappoint you if you do, Our dandruff and our garlic breath…

‘Fire’s On’, 1891, by Arthur Streeton, a member of the Heidelberg School, named after a village outside Melbourne

Barry Humphries: in praise of Australian art

31 August 2013 9:00 am

A major exhibition of Australian art is about to open at the Royal Academy. Barry Humphries believes visitors will be surprised