I have a fond memory of being maybe 11 years old and seeing my father descend into hysterical laughter watching John Clarke's farnarkling monologue on The Gillies Report. This was a rarity so I knew that John was something special and I've admired him ever since. He was insightful, clever and funny, every single time.
Thanks for this great piece, Kaz. But one question: what was John's theory about Mrs Bennet in Pride and Prejudice?