Friday, April 14, 2017

Tribute to the late John Clarke

The satire The Games was partly written by and starred John Clarke shown by the ABC tv broadcaster before the Sydney Olympics in 1998 and 2000. 1:55



He originally appeared with Brain on the current affairs show 7:30 Report, again on ABC tv. I can't decide which clip I like the best, so here are both. 2:48



This one is very relevant and cutting, and was only screened in March this year. 2:36




10 comments:

  1. Brain? Freudian slip, or dyslexia? Clarke's genius will be missed and spare a thought for 'silent partner' Brian Dawe.

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    1. Victor, in more ways than one I have mucked this post up, but all is ok apart that typo and I think I might just leave it there as I am sure part of his later success was partly due to Brian.

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  2. He will be missed. Badly. I have just sent you Leunig's tribute to him.

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    1. EC, it is a sweet and simple poetic tribute to Clarke. Thanks.

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  3. I, like thousands of others, loved Clarke's humour.

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    1. Me too Lee. He was sharp as a tack and made the viewer feel thoughtful, not stupid. Rest in peace, John.

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  4. He is was great, got many laughs from him and his friend.

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    1. Margaret, he was, but I did not often laugh at what his said as it cut very close to the bone.

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  5. The last one was funny, but the track measurement one annoyed me for some reason. He'll be missed by a lot of people.

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    1. River, I saw a tv clip where the bloke said the 100 metre track was 96 metres, but it does not seem to available.

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