Oh no- John Clarke has died – his wit and satire was the best comedy ever to leave NZ.
He was able to decipher the bullshit spin of the elites to people who suffered the most from their machinations. He highlighted the madness our leaders tried to get us to swallow and he championed holding the pricks to account by making us see the insanity of their empty words and promises.
He left NZ in the end because TVNZ were too gutless and spineless to allow him to do what he wanted to do. Another footnote in the history of how our supposed Public Broadcaster has betrayed the best and brightest amongst us.
His passing leaves us with a deep sense of dread, how are we to speak truth to power without him?
It’s a darker, far sadder day today.