In 1993, as host of the British Comedy Awards, he told a sexual joke during the live broadcast involving Norman Lamont, the Chancellor of the Exchequer (the cabinet minister responsible for economic policy and national finance). The following day's press called for him to be banned from television, and as a result comedian Julian Clary stepped out of the British spotlight and toured Australia.
Now this BBC bad boy makes his way to the States as the Westbeth Theatre Center presents Julian Clary in Amore. The special will end its downtown Manhattan three-performance engagement April 21.
With his own brand of graphically witty humor and plenty of innuendo, Clary puts together this multimedia production about his views on life, love and yes, chocolate fingers. The evening also provides light refreshments.
Starting out in community theatre, and holding various odd jobs such as a London Underground guard and a singing telegram man, Clary found his way onto television. His debut was on "Cabaret at Jongleurs, as "The Joan Collins Fan Club" with Fanny the Wonderdog. He went on to host a host of quiz and variety shows including "Sticky Moment," "All Rise for Julian Clary," "Brazen Hussies" and "Prickly Heat."
To partake in Julian Clary in Amore, call Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100 or visit the Westbeth Theatre Center box office at 151 Bank Street. For more information on the Westbeth, visit www.westbeththeatre.com. — by Ernio Hernandez