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Jon Bridges

Producer, Presenter

Jon Bridges developed his stand-up comedy skills as part of group Facial DBX, while studying at Massey University. In 1991 he moved into television, via sketch show Away Laughing and drama Homeward Bound; in 1995 he became a presenter on cult youth show Ice TV. By 2009 Bridges was producing the first of seven seasons of hit panel show 7 Days. The show won him two awards. In 2017 he oversaw the launch of Three's prime time show The Project. Bridges has written for kidult series Secret Agent Men and The Amazing Extraordinary Friends  — plus a column for The Listener, from 2006 to 2011.

...when we did Ice TV, we were just having fun. It was one of the first times when you could actually give a camera to the talent, and they could film something. Before that the technology wasn't up to it. So we would run around with these cameras, film stuff ourselves, and with a little bit of hesitation and mistrust from the powers that be at the network and the editors ... we'd ended up putting that stuff on TV. Jon Bridges on Ice TV, in an extended interview for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

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Interview

Facial DBX - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

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Interview

Jon Bridges & Paul Yates - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

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Interview

Jon Bridges: On Ice TV’s 11th hour name change...

Interview, 2009

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - 7 Days

2019, Subject - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Country Calendar

2019, Subject - Web

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Three Turns 30 - Promo

2019, Subject - Television

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Ewen Gilmour - Westie Legend

2015, Producer - After Hours footage, Subject - Television

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7 Days - 200th Episode

2015, Producer - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 3 - Let Us Entertain You

2010, Subject - Television

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7 Days

2009 - 2016, Producer, Subject - Television

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7 Days - Series One, Episode Three

2009, Producer - Television

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Rocked the Nation

2009, Subject - Television

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The Jaquie Brown Diaries

2008, As: Jon Bridges - Television

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The Amazing Extraordinary Friends

2007 - 2010, Director, Writer, As: Unobtainium - Television

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The Simon Eliot Show

2007 - 2008, Writer - Television

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Frontseat

2006 - 2007, Subject - Television

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So You Think You're Funny?

2002, Judge - Television

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So You Think You're Funny - First Episode

2002, Judge - Television

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Strassman

2002, Guest - Television

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1998 Montana New Zealand Wearable Art Awards

1998, Presenter - Television

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Ice TV - Best of

1998, Presenter - Television

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1998 Hero Parade

1998, Reporter - Television

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We Don't Know How Lucky We Are

1998, Subject - Music video

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Ice TV

1995 - 2001, Director, Writer, Presenter - Television

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A Bit After Ten - Series One, Episode 11

1993, Subject - Television

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The Edge - Series One, Episode 13

1993, Subject - Television

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Away Laughing - Series Two, Episode One

1992, Writer, As: Scuzzo the skateboarder, Fireperson, various roles - Television

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Homeward Bound

1992, As: Andy - Television

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

2006, As: Winston - Television

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Away Laughing

1991 - 1992, As: Various roles, Writer - Television

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Away Laughing - First Episode

1991, Writer, As: Scuzzo the skateboarder, Patent officer, various roles - Television