The Good Guys 10th anniversary shows are here! A hilarious night of fundraising laughs with some of NZ's best comedians as part of The NZ International Comedy Festival. Each year an all-star line-up donate a set for SpinningTop charity, prompting the comics to throw out the script and ‘go rogue’ in this gala style event.
Wellington – Sun 7 May, The BOATSHED, WATERFRONT
Set in the lush surroundings of The BoatShed on the waterfront, this venue will be dazzling with spectacular views of the harbour and the lagoon. It’s primed to be a great social event.
You’ll be treated to Ben Hurley (7 Days), Cori Gonzalez-Macuer (What We Do In The Shadows), Sera Devcich (7 Days), James Nokise (yes!), Wilson Dixon (dead-pan country-fan), and MORE in this 2-hour show. Plus, as part of the ticket, we’ll be serving a selection of pizza courtesy of our long-time supporters HELL Pizza from 6pm. A boutique Sunday night for charity not to be missed.
Big laughs, good-vibes, free pizza – two thumbs up!
Doors open and pizza begins to be served 6pm. Comedy runs from 7-9pm.
Auckland – Sun 14 May, Q Theatre.
This special 10-year celebration of the Good Guys in Auckland is set to be a cracker!
At the centre of the NZ International Comedy Festival in Q Theatre, you’ll be treated to Dai Henwood (Family Feud, 7 Days, you know the guy!), Cori Gonzalez-Macuer (What We Do In The Shadows, 7 Days), Alice Snedden (need we say more??) Ok, alright there's more – Jesse Griffin, Guy Williams, Rhys Mathewson & Nick Rado in this 2-hour show. How's that? A hilarious night not to be missed.
Proceeds from previous shows have built schools in the jungles of Burma and supported hundreds of migrant kids on the Thai/Burma – amazing what your laughs can achieve. Two thumbs up!
Who does the fundraising benefit?
Since 2006, a stunning line up of comedians have donated their awesomeness at this gala event, to support at-risk migrant children from Burma and Thailand. Thanks to the comedians and generous sponsors, proceeds from these shows go to SpinningTop projects. Previous shows have helped fund long-lasting education projects including the construction of two schools in the jungles of Burma, sustainable agriculture gardens to feed hundreds of kids in boarding houses, and setting up an alternative education centre for kids who are vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking on the busy Thai/Burma border. These projects are becoming community hubs, encouraging families to return to Burma and rebuild their lives and their villages after decades of war and oppression.
As Michele A'Court says: “Really? Us? Jokes made that?! It's hard to get my head around, but it makes me very, very happy!"
Thank you to our core crew of committed comedians: Ben Hurley, Michele A’Court, Dai Henwood, Jeremy Elwood, Urzila Carlson and James Nokise. And also to the insanely inspiring, ever-changing list of NZ guests and internationals who have included: Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Steve Wrigley, Jason John Whitehead, Jan Maree, Vaughan King, Simon McKinney, Chris Martin, Tom Wrigglesworth, Marcel Lucont, Dan Nightingale, Paul Ego, Nick Rado, Rhys Mathewson, James Acaster, Rich Wilson, Jimmy McGhie, Ron Josol, Wilson Dixon, Jesse Griffen, Sera Devcich and more.