TV Comedy Series featuring John Clarke


   

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This section is for TV comedy series by John Clarke. By default the TV series are presented starting with those ranking highest on the laugh-o-meter, but you can also sort them by year, title or IMDB rating.

About John

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John Clarke is a comic genius. Why isn't there more, more, more material by him?

John Clarke is said to have been born on Thursday 29 July 1948, which would make him 70 years, 3 months and 15 days old (if this date is accurate and he is alive today).


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John Clarke was credited as writer and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 49 years old.
The Games DVDThe Games
      1998 | Australia | Laughs: 9.0 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 8.8
      wikipedia | who was involved?

This Australian spoof reality show may be one of the funniest TV series ever. It supposedly follows the team in charge of organizing the 2000 Sydney Olympics—through an unending series of media disasters, power plays and bungles.

The show was recommended to me for cultural acclimatization when I moved to Australia in 2001, and I have been passing on that recommendation ever since. Apparently, the story goes, the show was so close to the truth that it sometimes happened that several weeks after the airing of an episode depicting a botched job, the real committee would go public with the story of a similar misadventure.

For my taste, the following episodes all deserve medals:

Athletics Schedule
100-Metre (Gold)
Past Sport Stars and Gender
Millennium Bug
(Last viewed: Apr 2002 November 2010)

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John Clarke was credited as writer and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 26 years old.
Fred Dagg DVDFred Dagg
      1975 | New Zealand | Laughs: 6.7 (Watch Once) | imdb: 8.0
      wikipedia | who was involved?

I became a big fan of John Clarke's when I was introduced to the Australian TV series The Games upon moving to Sydney in 2002. Sadly, there is not much material by John on video. John started out in New Zealand, where I later moved, and it was there that Fred Dagg was recommended to me.

Fred is portrayed to be a typical New Zealand sheep farmer. As Australians and New Zealanders will know, Fred Dagg's homeland is often derided for its concentration of sheep. They will also know that "daggy" means something close to "uncool", in reference to "dagg", the dry matter that tends to accumulate near a sheep's bottom. This series contributes evidence to the saying that the inhabitants of both nations are the first to poke fun at themselves.

Not all parts of the Fred Dagg saga have aged well—it may have been unequal to start with—but there are flashes of brilliance that make it required viewing for John Clarke fans. (Last viewed: December 2011)

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