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Jon Gadsby

Writer, Actor

Writer and comedian Jon Gadsby, QSM, likely spent more time being funny on NZ television screens than almost anyone — aside perhaps from his longtime partner in crime, David McPhail. After appearing together on breakthrough comedy show A Week of It,  the two helped form the comic backbone of the long-running McPhail and Gadsby, satirical show Issues, and the outdoor escapades of Letter to Blanchy

We spoke the same language. We shared the same nods and raised eyebrows. Jon Gadsby's comic partner David McPhail, in his 2010 autobiography The Years Before My Death

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Interview

Jon Gadsby: An iconic Kiwi comedian...

Interview, 2015

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Three Turns 30 - Promo

2019, Subject - Television

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North - First Episode

2011, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

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

2010, Subject - Television

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Intrepid Journeys - Myanmar (Jon Gadsby)

2004, Presenter - Television

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Beyond a Joke!

1995, Subject - Television

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Letter to Blanchy

1994 - 1997, Writer, As: Barry - Television

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Letter to Blanchy - A Dinner Down Under

1994, Writer, As: Barry - Television

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Letter to Blanchy - Unofficial Channels

1994, Writer, As: Barry - Television

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Pete and Pio

1994 - 1995, Writer - Television

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Letter to Blanchy - A Serious Undertaking

1994, Writer, As: Barry - Television

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Pete and Pio - Series One compilation

1994, Writer - Television

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The Best of The Billy T James Collection

1992, Writer - Television

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More Issues

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

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Great New Zealand River Journeys: The Clutha River

1991, Presenter - Television

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More Issues - A Compilation

1991, As: Various characters, Writer - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty

1990 - 1991, Writer - Television

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The Billy T James Show (sitcom) - excerpts

1990, Writer - Television

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Network New Zealand

1985, Subject - Television

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Cuckoo Land - The Neighbour (Episode Two)

1985, As: Chicken Licken - Television

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Rabbiter's Rest - A Fair Cop

1983, Writer - Television

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McPhail and Gadsby - Best of Series Five

1983, As: Various Roles, Writer - Television

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Rabbiter's Rest

1983 - 1985, Actor, Writer - Television

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Royal Variety Performance Show 1981

1981 - Television

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Danny Down Under

1980, Writer, As: Various roles - Television

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McPhail and Gadsby

1980 - 1987, 1999, Actor - Television

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McPhail and Gadsby - First Episode

1980, As: Various roles, Writer - Television

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Nutcase

1980, As: Chief Inspector Cobblestone - Film

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A Week of It - Christmas Special

1979, Writer, As: Various roles - Television

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A Week of It - Series Two, Episode 15

1978, Writer, As: Various roles - Television

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Gather Your Dreams

1978, As: Constable - Television

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A Week of It - First Episode

1977, Actor, Writer - Television

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A Week of It - Series One, Episode Three

1977, As: Various roles - Television

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A Week of It

1977 - 1979, Writer, As: various characters - Television