A purveyor of good grammar and master of words, Max Cryer had an extensive career in the New Zealand entertainment industry. Cryer passed away on 25 August 2021. In this Funny As interview from 2019, the broadcaster turned author discussed his career, including:
This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy. All audiovisual content is copyright to Augusto, and may not be reproduced. Publication of Funny As extended interviews made possible with funding from the NZ Lotteries Grants Board.
It really was one of the most memorable things I think either of us ever did ... when something makes the impact that that did, it's best to leave it as it is.– Max Cryer on doing a ventriloquist act with singer Ray Columbus, for show A Girl to Watch Music By (12 minutes into Cryer's interview)