Te Radar (aka Andrew Lumsden) began his screen career competing on stand-up show A Bit More After 10. In this Funny As extended interview, he talks about using comedy as a gateway to documentaries, and other topics, including:
- Starting stand-up comedy at university by forming group Spleen with friends Duncan Sarkies, Aaron Watson and Jesse Griffin
- How being a "terrible" writer helped hone his improv skills on stage and screen
- Becoming a "comedy war correspondent", and getting United Nations press credentials in East Timor by using a TVNZ visitors card
- How Marcus Lush not being able to commit to a television show led to Te Radar becoming a household name for sustainable living, via 2008 show Off the Radar
- Thinking he was going to die after being bitten by a scorpion while in Mali, for this Intrepid Journeys episode
This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series
Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy.
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