17 Dec 2018

Expert feature: The history of NZ Comedy

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:35 pm on 17 December 2018

We live in an age when New Zealand comedy is cool: not just in New Zealand, but in Edinburgh, New York and Hollywood. But how did we get here? And how far back does it go?

A long way, it turns out. Our guest expert this week is Paul Horan, who is working on a major five-part history of New Zealand to screen next year -- and an accompanying book on the subject.

John Clarke as Fred Dagg

John Clarke as Fred Dagg Photo: Daivd Roberts

Paul is on the lookout for any pre-1980 NZ comedy on tape. If you have any, email paulrjhoran@hotmail.com

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