Sunday, June 13, 2010

Juligula Juligula Juligula

I've been checking out more and more of the Clarke and Dawe sketches since I discovered the Australian comedy duo on Thursday. The verbal wordplay is so reminiscent of Monty Python, and there are a lot of similarities between John Clarke and John Cleese. Both are most commonly cast as the businessman or bureaucrat (and both are physically convincing in the roles), and both have an extremely silly core that occasionally pops out.

For a compare and contrast, take the Monty Python "Management Training Course" sketch and pair it up with the Clarke and Dawe interview on "The Politics of Fear":

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