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Jeremy Corbett: 7 Days and more...

Jeremy Corbett: 7 Days and more...

Interviews - 2010

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Born in Westport, Jeremy Corbett is a middle-aged 6’2” Leo who likes potatoes, grass, cordless drills and guitars. His broadcasting career began at student radio station Radio Massey, while studying for a BA in English and Computer Science. Since then, Corbett has gone on to develop a successful career in radio, clocking up 16 years as morning co-host on MORE FM, and has appeared regularly on NZ TV screens in shows like The Paradise Picture Show, A Bit After Ten, Celebrity Squares, The Gong Show, Pulp Comedy, Downsize Me, Deal or No Deal and most recently 7 Days.

In this ScreenTalk, Corbett talks about:

  • How 7 Days came about, and what the success of the TV show means for NZ TV comedy
  • Some of the early NZ TV shows that influence 7 Days
  • How he started out in TV, and who was there
  • Some amusing moments from TV shows like The Gong Show, Celebrity Squares and The Mad Mad World of Television
  • What it’s like hosting big live TV events like Christmas in the Park
  • The challenges of fronting game shows like Deal or No Deal
  • Some of his favourite NZ TV comedy

This video was first uploaded on 10 May 2010, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview, Camera and Editing – James Coleman