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Mike King & Andrew Clay - Funny As Interview

Mike King & Andrew Clay - Funny As Interview

Interviews - 2019

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Mike King and Andrew Clay have been mates for years. Alongside their own solo Funny As interviews, they found time to get together, insult each other and reminisce about the old days. Among other topics, they describe:

  • Cementing their friendship during a daunting gig in Hawera, after being told they hadn't performed for long enough to get paid 
  • Mike talks about Andrew being the first Kiwi stand-up comedian he was really impressed by — and having no idea that borrowing one of his comedy routines was not the done thing
  • Andrew contrasts the dog-eat-dog stand-up scene in Sydney with the more friendly scene in New Zealand
  • The two laugh about Andrew giving Mike advice in the early days — and how badly they negotiated the deal when they got their own bloopers show

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.