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The Grass is Greener - John Clarke

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1991

A lovely fellow called Bryan Dawe and I have developed a suitably ludicrous format in which I look exactly like this and every week pretend to be a different person and he looks exactly as he looks and every week pretends against the weight of accumulating evidence to be interviewing a completely different person.
– John Clarke describes the set-up for Clarke & Dawe on Channel 9's A Current Affair
I don't think there's anyone in Australia who has quite the range of abilities that John has.
– Publisher Susan Haynes on the talents of John Clarke
Australian audiences have relied on John Clarke for always getting to the heart of how many Australians felt about the politics of the day and tearing down the hypocrisy and at times absurdity of elements of our national debate.
– ABC’s Managing Director Michelle Guthrie in an obituary for John Clarke, Guardian 10 April 2017
Well humour can be about making jokes but I must say the joke end of humour has interested me less than the non joke end of humour. I've never been particularly interested in making jokes.
– John Clarke describes his approach to comedy
There's nothing sillier than sport — except a sport that doesn't exist.
– John Clarke on the inspiration behind the sport of farnarkeling
What we really have here is something that's very important, it's not just humour, it's actually very good poetry.
– Publisher Susan Haynes on Clarke's 1989 book A Complete Book of Australian Verse
I was working with an Australian there who was a very amusing fellow...he referred to everyone as Bruce. Everybody was "Bruce", I was Bruce, the Jamaican women with whom we worked were Bruce, the management was Bruce and the customers were also Bruce...
– John Clarke recalls meeting a memorable Australian while working at Harrods in London on his OE
I think New Zealand's got a bit of a bee in its bonnet about Australia and has had for a long time...
– John Clarke talks about Trans-Tasman rivalries

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