Roger Hall began his take over of the Kiwi stage in 1977 with Glide Time. Later the play inspired Gliding On, the first local sitcom to become a major hit. In this extended Funny As interview, Hall talks comedy, theatre, TV and more...including:
- How comedy Glide Time worked because Kiwi audiences hadn't been shown "their world onstage before"
- Being told he wouldn't be asked over for dinner again after writing Middle Age Spread
- The "great feeling" of sitting in an audience, and knowing that a big laugh is about to happen
- His belief that some of the funniest comedians "are those who never laugh at themselves" — and getting annoyed by performers who laugh at their own material
- How political correctness is "terrifying" for the arts
This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series
Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy.
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