Very sad to hear of the passing of David McPhail today.
I had the privilege of working with him on several occasions and had the opportunity to appreciate both his comic and acting talent at first hand.
Such a professional – such a joy.
I interviewed David and his onscreen partner Jon Gadsby for my 1998 documentary Beyond A Joke which looked at the early days of comedy on New Zealand television.
You can find that interview by clicking on the link below. It is in part 2
Bryan Bruce is one of NZs most respected documentary makers and public intellectuals who has tirelessly exposed NZs neoliberal economic settings as the main cause for social issues.