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Lynn Waldegrave - Funny As Interview

Funny As Interviews – 2019

Actor Lynn Waldegrave found TV fame appearing on comedy shows A Week of It and McPhail & Gadsby, before relocating to London for 20 years. She discusses her long career in this laugh-filled Funny As interview, including:

  • Memories of her father’s humour, and him having a “face for every day of the week”
  • How an inebriated fart led to her being cast in A Week of It
  • Working on McPhail & Gadsby and being made to do “murderous things” – but having fun
  • Running into actor William Shatner after emerging from a lake in Hagley Park for a McPhail & Gadsby skit
  • Public reaction when she exposed her breasts for a ‘Nude News’ skit
  • Sending up Radio with Pictures host Karyn Hay — and how much Hay hated it

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.

...He was doing casting for A Week of It. And about three weeks later he went through the box, the CVs and photographs and he goes "Jesus Christ, that’s that woman who nearly blew the knob off a pub door. We’ll have to bring her in — she’s mad." So I got on TV through a fart.
– Lynn Waldegrave on how a fart got her a role on comedy show A Week of It (23 minutes in)