It's been a topsy turvy year in entertainment, judging by the biggest stories that have dominated headlines at the NZ Herald this year.

Among our most popular entertainment stories clicked on over the past 12 months was Jono Pryor's heartfelt tribute to a fallen mate during a live taping of Three's comedy show Jono & Ben.

The show is usually full of jokes, but Pryor struggled to keep his composure while addressing the death of a friend.

"I just wanna say that what I've learned this week, if you are suffering a mental illness, no one thinks less of you for talking, for sharing your thoughts,'' he said through tears.


"No one thinks less of you for taking medicine and no one thinks less of you for dealing with a mental illness.

"Just talk about it,'' he said, before breaking down and collapsing into a hug with Boyce.

Pryor was quickly praised for bringing up the topic of mental health issues.

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