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Barry Humphries: Melbourne comedy festival renames award following transgender comments

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The name change came hours before the festival nominated trans comedian Cassie Workman for its major prize The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has dropped Barry Humphries’ name from its major prize, the Barry Award, a decision that follows Humphries’ recent divisive comments about transgender people. The announcement was made on Monday night, before the nominees for the prize were revealed on Tuesday morning – including the transgender comedian Cassie Workman, whose show Giantess details the early stages of her transition.
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