THE CLASS ACTS OF SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH

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.

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."

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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