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Guy Williams


After a couple of years in stand-up comedy, Guy Williams "hit the jackpot" when he won the Dai’s Protégé Project competition — through Jono’s New Show — which saw him opening for Dai Henwood during the NZ International Comedy Festival. The following year Williams found himself working with Jono Pryor on his TV show The Jono Project. He took home the Billy T James comedy award in 2012 before joining radio station The Edge in 2014. He has since worked on various shows including a regular slot on Jono and Ben, narrating Come Dine With Me New Zealand, and hosting 2019 comedy news show New Zealand Today.

I felt real proud of Wellington comedy culture, even though I wasn't from Wellington, I was from Nelson. I was stoked to be a part of it, and I was hoping that I could be the next generation to follow in their footsteps, so it was weirdly grandiose. And meanwhile, I was just bombing at a karaoke bar. Guy Williams on starting out as a stand-up comedian in Wellington, in his extended interview for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of NZ Comedy