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A Pleasure to Be Here

A Pleasure to Be Here: The Best of Clarke and Dawe 1989–2017

John Clarke

A hilarious collection of interviews discussing the highs and lows in the public and political life of Australia over the past three decades. Drawn from John Clarke’s and Bryan Dawe’s weekly broadcasts, these timelessly funny scripts will delight readers as they revisit the scandals and stuff-ups of our lifetimes. Politics was never so preposterous. All the old favourites are here: Bob Hawke, Margaret Thatcher, Bob Collins (‘the front fell off’), Paul Keating, Alan Bond, John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull.


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Conversation: How Good Was John Clarke? 
Radio NZ, Nine to Noon

John Clarke
About the Author

John Clarke was born in New Zealand. He is one of Australia’s best-known and most loved faces on TV. A comedian, writer and actor, his appearances include the famous Fred Dagg character, ‘The Gillies Report’ and ‘The Games’. John’s books include A Dagg at My Table, The Howard Miracle and The 7.56 Report. His novel, The Tournament, was released...

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3 December 2018
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Praise for John Clarke
andA Pleasure to Be Here

‘A reminder of what a god of a comedian he was … Clarke never imitated the voices, faces or mannerisms of our overlord. He simply paid lavish and travestying homage to the way they thought and did their best to deceive us.’

Other editions ofA Pleasure to Be Here
  • A Pleasure to Be Here
    ISBN: 9781925626254
    30 October 2017
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  • A Pleasure to Be Here
    ISBN: 9781925603200
    30 October 2017