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Julian Clary announced as Adelaide Fringe Ambassador


BRITISH comic and novelist Julian Clary is the new Fringe Ambassador for the 2016 Adelaide Fringe in South Australia.

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The 30-year veteran of the comedy circuit, who is well loved in Australia, will promote Australia’s largest arts festival to a national and international audience.

Clary will also perform the world premiere of his new show, The Joy of Mincing, during the month-long festival.

When Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall posed the idea to Clary, he says Clary leapt at the chance.

“Australians have such a brilliant sense of humour and I’m thrilled to be coming Down Under!” Clary said. “Adelaide audiences especially appreciate comedy and Adelaide Fringe has a fantastic reputation.”

Croall said the goal was to expand the Fringe’s reputation as one of Australia’s great festivals internationally.

Adelaide is a renowned festival city and was recently named an inaugural member of the International Festival City Network, made up of the top festival cities, including Edinburgh Barcelona, Krakow, Montreal and Berlin.

Julian joins a list of previous ambassadors Paul McDermott, Katie Noonan and Kitty Flanagan.

The full 2016 Adelaide Fringe program will be released on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 and the 2016 Adelaide Fringe will run from 12 February until 14 March.

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