Fane Flaws has popped up in all kinds of places: on the Blerta bus, holding a paintbrush, and behind a guitar and video camera. In this extended Funny As interview he covers all of the above and more:
- Waiting at a bus stop in Wellington one night, when the Blerta bus stopped in front of him and changed his life
- Touring Australasia as part of the Blerta performance collective, and blowing minds in the provinces
- Playing in band Spats/The Crocodiles— and later joining the long tradition of Kiwi filmmakers supporting local musicians by making videos for them
- The many "genius ideas" for TV adverts that he saw get rejected when he was directing commercials
- Selling thousands of copies of children's book and album The Underwater Melon Man, but still losing his house in the process — and why The Wiggles should be exterminated
- Great talents he's been lucky enough to work with along the way, including: Bruno Lawrence, the "helluva funny" Neville Purvis (aka Arthur Baysting), the “genius” Front Lawn, and the “completely spontaneous” John Clarke
This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series
Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy.
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