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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Billy T James

Web (Full Length) – 2019

A who's who of Kiwi television names reminisce about iconic comedian Billy T James in this short video, celebrating NZ On Air's 30th birthday. Jemaine Clement, Oscar Kightley and Hilary Barry are among those describing Billy T as a national treasure, mischievous and cheeky, while friend Peter Rowley recalls the day he died. Billy T was already a household name by the time NZ On Air was created: an NZOA-funded sitcom and a celebration showcase allowed Kiwis to see him as much more than a comedian. He inspired many comedians, and left a legacy of brilliant moments.

That was an exciting day, the next day after Billy T. We’d all be quoting it, doing impressions.
– Jemaine Clement on schoolyard reactions to new episodes of The Billy T James Show

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NZ On Screen

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NZ On Air

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