​An Australian Creative Director and Strategist fumbles through life in America. Live from New York.

An Australian Creative Director and Strategist fumbles through life New York City.

Vale, John.

Very sad news over the weekend with the unexpected passing of John Clarke, one of the Australia's wittiest and most verbose comic minds. From a young age, I can vividly remember my parents howling with laughter at the end of The 7:30 Report as John and Brian Dawe skewered whatever was happening in politics that week. As a younger fella, I can remember staring in giggly awe at the incredibly funny and just smart humour of The Games; how could something so clever be so funny (to the 15 year old giggling at Adam Sandler, this is quite a realisation). His deadpan reaction to the buffoonery of bureaucracy happening around him was exquisite, made only better when he'd ever so slightly lose his cool, raising his voice like a dad pushed to his limits, but quickly coming back under control.

In a world darkened by conflict and corruption, we've never needed his voice more. It's a damn shame to lose him now. Here's some gold to remember him by.