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Oscar Kightley - Funny As Interview

Oscar Kightley - Funny As Interview

Interviews - 2019

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A love of English and writing saw the multi-talented Oscar Kightley pursue journalism on his journey to artistic success. He talks about that journey in this extended Funny As interview, including:

  • John Clarke being the first New Zealander that cracked him up
  • The value of touring schools with theatre group Pacific Underground, and the tough audience that is youth
  • The longevity of The Naked Samoans, from their first show in 1998, to a show 20 years later
  • The birth of bro’Town, its success, and plans for a bro'Town movie
  • The "I'd love to see my face up there, like, really big" moment that was movie Sione’s Wedding
  • Making comedy in the new media landscape

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.