Clarke and Dawe - Netflix

Sun 23 June 2019

Join satirical duo John Clarke and Bryan Dawe for their irreverent take on the week's news headlines.

Clarke and Dawe - Netflix

Type: News

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 5 minutes

Premier: 1989-03-01

Clarke and Dawe - Bryan Dawe - Netflix

Bryan John Dawe (born 21 March 1948) is as an Australian writer, comedian and political satirist and a songwriter, photographer and social activist.

Clarke and Dawe - Collaboration with John Clarke - Netflix

Dawe was a regular collaborator of fellow satirist John Clarke in the form of mock interviews, first for A Current Affair, and then for The 7.30 Report. Dawe would take on the role of interviewer, with Clarke playing the role of a prominent figure or politician. Unusually for topical satire of this type - such as one of Clarke's earlier ventures, The Gillies Report (1984-1985) - Clarke never attempted to explicitly impersonate the figures he represents, and always performed them in his own voice and manner. The format generally involved Dawe trying to press for an answer and Clarke trying to evade the question. The duo began writing and presenting the segments in 1989, and switched to The 7.30 Report not long after leaving A Current Affair in 1997. The pair continued to present their weekly interview segment at the end of the Thursday edition of The 7.30 Report. During the 2014 Australian television season Clarke and Dawe became a self-contained program on the ABC. The interviews have also been compiled into several books and CD releases, two of which “Great Interviews of the 20th Century” and “The Annual Report” won the pair the ARIA Award for 'Best Australian Comedy Record'. “Secret Men's Business” was nominated for the same award in 1997.

Clarke and Dawe - References - Netflix