Writer, actor and comedian known for his overtly camp style. Known for a while as "The Joan Collins Fanclub" and appeared with Fanny the Wonder Dog. Presented by the Southbank Centre and House of Homosexual Culture. Marking 25 years as an out gay performer and his inauguration into The House of Homosexual Cultureâs Hall of Fame, Julian Clary discusses his life and career with journalist and author Paul Burston. This special night in the Purcell Room marks the beginning of a series of THOHC events at Southbank Centre, and will feature celebrity guests, an audience Q&A and super fishy cabaret from The Haddocks. Starting out in gay venues like The Bell and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Clary quickly became the gay face of the 80s alternative comedy circuit. Unlike previous generations of camp comics, he refused to be coy about his sexuality. With titles like My Glittering Passage, his live shows became ever more ambitious and outrageous. In the 1980s, he became a regular on TV, unnerving straight audiences with his sharp wit and outlandish costumes on shows like Sticky Moments and All Rise for Julian Clary. He is also a best-selling author, whose autobiography, A Young Man's Passage, was disarmingly frank even by his standards. His first novel, Murder Most Fab is out now in paperback. Through his many manifestations, from the Joan Collins Fan Club to his notorious joke about Norman Lamont, Clary has consistently tested the boundaries. He is, in many ways, a drag terrorist, though his drag is rather toned down these days. Julian Clary - and his dog Valerie website
.Performers Julian Clary, Haddocks.
Producer Paul Burston. Producer Rupert Smith.