NZ Comedy Festival: Guy Williams

The 2014 Comedy Festival kicks off this week with local and overseas funny folk pitching for you to see their shows. Here's the first instalments in a series of Q&As with some of the stars in the three-week event.

Guy Williams is from Nelson. The capital city of the New Zealand ... probably.
Guy Williams is from Nelson. The capital city of the New Zealand ... probably.

Where have we seen you before?
I used to be on Queen St playing Flight of the Bumblebee every day on my full-sized keyboard.

My comedy festival show is called:
Self Absorbed, Terrible Person.

Due to it mainly being about:
My passionate hate for those weird cartoon family stickers that people stick on the back window of their cars.

The idea behind it having been inspired by:
Looking back through my Twitter timeline at my sad and lonely existence.

Compared with how I am in everyday life, the person you will see on stage is:
I use a microphone on stage to amplify my voice when in real life I generally don't need one!

The one thing I worry about the most performing this show is:
Cleaning the toilets in the Coxs Bay Scout Hall to an adequate standard after the show has finished.

But I think the show is just as funny as:
A moderately amusing video on YouTube.

It may not be for you if you're offended by:
Sarcasm! I still maintain that it is the highest form of wit.

But do head along if your idea of great live comedy involves:
Poorly delivered scripted talking.

Though if you sit down the front be warned:
You can sense the desperation.

For me, this is NZ Comedy Festival number:
Three.

Which makes me:
A bit of a loser?

Where/when:
Appearing in the Comedy Festival Gala, The Civic on Thursday; Coxs Bay Scout Hall (Monday, April 28 to Thursday, May 1) Freemans Bay Community Hall, Auckland (Friday, May 2), 8.30pm.

- NZ Herald

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