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Away Laughing - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1991

The first episode of this sketch comedy show debuted in May 1991. Most of the skits were tested and filmed in front of a live audience. The large cast includes early appearances by a roll call of emerging talents: Kevin Smith displays his talent for accents, while frustrating a McDonalds lawyer and talking his way through customs; Vicki Walker's character Felicity crushes on Steve Parr; Danny Mulheron's self-satisfied priest Phineas O'Diddle embarrasses Hori Ahipene; and Facial DBX comedians Jon Bridges and David Downs play day-glo clad skateboarders talking digital watches.

...it's amazing what you can do with a Motorhead T-shirt and an Anglia roof rack eh?
– Darryl Hoon (David Downs)

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Made with funding from NZ On Air

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