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Te Radar: Sustaining the laughter...

Interview – 2009

Comedian Te Radar (aka Andrew Lumsden) has made his mark in stand-up comedy, documentaries, and the top-rating popular factual series Off the Radar. His other screen credits include Pulp Comedy, Homegrown, Intrepid Journeys, B & B, and Hidden in the Numbers – a three part documentary series about statistics.

In this ScreenTalk, Te Radar talks about:

  • The genesis of the name ‘Te Radar’
  • Why he thinks Pulp Comedy was one of the most important NZ comedy programmes
  • Why it took years for him to appear in an episode of Intrepid Journeys
  • His fight for life after being bitten by a scorpion in Mali
  • The chaos and fun of the talk show/sitcom B & B
  • How Hidden in the Numbers made statistics 'fun'
  • His delight that Off the Radar was a hit with children
  • The state of NZ TV comedy

This video was first uploaded on 30 November 2009, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside