For me, 2017 was the year of:
People taking sexual assault claims seriously. It's a very sad story, but it's a really good thing that finally people are being heard.
The best thing I watched this year:
The Keepers. I do not recommend it lightly; it's the hardest show I've ever watched. (I'm sorry my answers are so serious…. I really liked Rick and Morty too!)
The show I stopped watching:
All of them. Stranger Things! Game of Thrones! Twin Peaks! Do a Michael Jordan and go out on top. Don't come back and play a few extra seasons for the Washington Wizards.
The series I binged the fastest:
Atlanta. I loved the first four episodes almost as much as anything and I hated the last four episodes just as much! Is this normal? Is the problem me? I need to watch it again.
The best thing I listened to:
2017 was the year that I embarrassingly acknowledged that podcasts are my favourite medium. I've always maintained that comedy works best as audio only (Monty Python is proof of this if you listen to the albums) and now I use podcasts for everything.
I especially loved Heaven's Gate, Black Hands and The Daily. I even launched my own NBA/comedy podcast Advanced Analytics.
The best live show I saw was:
Jerry Seinfeld. Tickets were insanely expensive, some of his material was literally 30 years old, and we were what felt like 300 meters away from him in Spark Arena. But my mum had such a good time and that sort of joy and enthusiasm is contagious! I would go again in a second.
The biggest let down of the year was:
Chris Rock was so, so bad. It was heart-breaking to see one of my all-time favourite comedians biggest laugh come from a "Hamilton joke" (The town, not the musical). I wanted to leave, but he locked away our phones so I couldn't text my brother to get the car.
And my personal highlight was:
I recorded and released my own half hour stand up special In an Election Year for free on Facebook and Youtube. Check it out!
Guy Williams co-hosts Jono and Ben on Three, returning in 2018.