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David McPhail - Funny As Interview

David McPhail - Funny As Interview

Interviews - 2019

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A Week of It co-creator David McPhail is a verifiable Kiwi comedy legend. In this extended Funny As interview, he covers many topics, including:

  • Introducing the plane-jumping Dubronski Brothers, on lost comedy series Something to Look Forward to
  • First impersonating Prime Minister Rob Muldoon, on landmark 1970s comedy show A Week of It
  • The reason why Jon Gadsby's catchphrase "Jeez Wayne" was born
  • Making a fatal error on the first season of long-running show McPhail and Gadsby
  • Starring as the "outrageous", politically incorrect teacher on TV series Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy. All audiovisual content is copyright to Augusto, and may not be reproduced. Publication of Funny As extended interviews made possible with funding from the NZ Lotteries Grants Board.