THE CLASS ACTS OF SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH

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Photographs by John Tsiavis/HBO

HBO's newest comedy, Summer Heights High, melds the mockumentary style of The Office with the quirky, "Who writes this stuff?" appeal of Flight of the Conchords. It's not a one-man show, but it's close: Australian Chris Lilley, who portrays two high-school students and a teacher, proves that multiple-personality disorder can be pretty damn funny. Take a look. David Walters

1. GREG "MR. G" GREGSON, 36 (PICTURED ABOVE)

Portrait: Hamlet 2's Dana Marschz + Waiting for Guffman's Corky St. Clair
Hobbies: Writing/directing stage productions such as IKEA: The Musical, interpretive dance
Quote: "This is a big show I did last year, Tsunamarama, which was about the tsunami tragedy set to the music of Bananarama."

2. JA'MIE (PRONOUNCED JUH-MAY) KING, 16

Portrait: Mean Girls' Regina George + Election's Tracy Flick
Hobbies: Making new friends, gossiping about new friends to newer friends, modeling
Quote: "Students from private schools are more likely to get into UNI and end up making a lot more money, while wife beaters and rapists are nearly all public-school-educated."

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3. JONAH TAKALUA, 13

Portrait: Ali G + Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris
Hobbies: Tagging the boys' bathroom, break dancing, trying to convince his teacher she backed over him with her car
Quote: "We weren't even bullying him, sir. We just Punk'd him. I said, 'You got Punk'd!' afterwards, and he didn't even get it!"

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