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Beyond a Joke! Television (Full Length) – 1995 Documentary

Beyond a Joke!

Television (Full Length) – 1995 Documentary

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This 1995 documentary about New Zealand humour features classic TV comedy moments from Fred Dagg, Barry Crump, A Week of It, McPhail and Gadsby, Letter to Blanchy, Billy T James, Pete and Pio, the Topp Twins, Gliding On, Lyn of Tawa and Funny Business. Tom Scott, John Clarke, David McPhail and Jon Gadsby talk about the nature of New Zealand satire; Pio Terei, Peter Rowley, and Billy T James producer Tom Parkinson discuss the pros and cons of race-based humour; and the Topp Twins explain the art of sending people up rather than putting them down.

 

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Acknowledgements

Thanks to: Tom Scott, John Clarke, Barry Crump, Lynda and Jools Topp, David McPhail, Jon Gadsby, Ginette and Michael McDonald, Roger Hall, Tom Parkinson, Willy De Witt, Alan Bough.

Made with funding from NZ On Air.