Media releases

Satirist John Clarke in Conversation at VU

Writer, performer and political satirist John Clarke will be in conversation at Victoria University as part of its "Rotunda in the West: Conversations with Australian Writers" on Thursday 23 April.

John is well known to Australians for the biting satire he has written and performed on television, film, stage and radio for more than four decades. Starting with his portrayal of laconic farmer Fred Dagg in the 1970s, John became a popular fixture on Australian current affairs television programs in the 1980s and 1990s, for his weekly mock interviews with collaborator Bryan Dawe. With sharp perception and wit, John took off a range of public figures, including Paul Keating, Alexander Downer and Alan Bond.

In recent years, he co-wrote and starred in The Games, a hilarious mockumentary based on the Sydney Organising Committee of the Olympic Games. He is also author of several books.

John was inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame in 2008.  

Don't miss this opportunity to hear John Clarke in conversation with VU professional writing teacher and author Sherryl Clark, followed by questions from the audience.

The cost is $10 or $5 concession.

RSVP Essential: [email protected] or 0422 298 643.


Rotunda in the West: Conversations with Australian Writers

John Clarke, in Conversation with Sherryl Clark


When:  Thursday 23 April 2009

Time:    6.30pm for a 7pm start

Venue:  Toniq Bar, Building M, Level 0, Footscray Park Campus, Victoria University, Ballarat Rd, Footscray



Ann Marie Angebrandt, Media Officer, Marketing & Communications Department, Victoria University

Ph:  (03) 9919 5487; mobile:  0403 556 001.

See all media releases