I’m pretty sure 95% of people who know Guy Williams, have seen him on the telly, or have heard someone mention, “that dick Guy Williams,” has wondered: Why is he like that?
Why is he so awkwardly upfront and so eager to put people in uncomfortable positions? Why is he so keen to offer loud opinions? Why does he like Twitter so much?
So, I headed along to his International Comedy Festival gig ‘Why am I like this?’ at The Basement Theatre to learn why.
Guy has insulted many people in his career as a TV and radio personality in New Zealand, but to see him do it live in a comedy set, is just simply art in motion.
As soon as Guy pranced on stage, killed a couple musical instruments, grabbed an audience member and stole their beer, it was non-stop.
He left no prisoners. There wasn’t a person he didn’t mention without insulting them (well, maybe his mother). It was more than I could’ve hoped for.
The 1 hour set covered a range in topics, from Guy’s love of basketball to Kaikoura sperm whales, and finally focused in on New Zealand’s political climate – as only good comedy gigs do – which is unsurprising as he holds a degree in Political Science from Victoria University.
Throughout the loud and opinionated set, Guy “man-splained” (his word, not mine) and gave us an insight on what it’s like to grow up in a privileged white middle-class upbringing.
Apparently, it was both easy and hilarious.
So, if you’re wondering why the guy that once said, “I’ll do anything for a retweet,” is who he is, or just want an hour of straight-up laughing, then head along to see him in action.
Guy Williams – Why am I like this?
Guy Williams is back with more of his wrong opinions spoken confidently and loudly!
His revolutionary quantity over quality approach is “licensed to thrill”. Boy oh boy this is bound to be one of the shows in the year!
“The most unfunny comedian since Seinfeld” – Ivan Lloyd, Facebook
“Almost as bad as Reece Darbie and Flight of the Concords” – Kiwilad, Stuff.co.nz commenter
Facebook – Guy Williams
Instagram – @GUYWILLIAMSGUY
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