The Good Guys 10th anniversary shows are here! A hilarious night of fundraising laughs with some of NZ's best comedians. 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.
Auckland – Sun 14 May, Q Theatre
At 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? Wall-to-wall comics. 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. Find out some of the Good Things The Good Guys have done here – amazing what your laughs can achieve. Two thumbs up!
Thanks to our HELL Pizza – as well as The Body Shop, Goldie Estate, Brothers Beer, Ozone Coffee Roasters, Whittaker's and Phantom BillStickers. This night is all about generosity!
Wellington – Sun 7 May, The BOATSHED [SOLD OUT!!]
This show was jam-packed! Huge thanks to all those who came along on Sunday night. To the comedians, bar staff, ushers and lighting folk for donating your time and talent. Thanks to HELL Pizza for covering costs so that your ticket price goes directly to the kids. And to TheBodyShop for your unwavering support. That's a fantastic fundraising feat for the kids in the projects. Amazing.
Big laughs, good-vibes, piles of pizza – 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, Jesse Griffin, Sera Devcich, Rhys Nicholson, Nazeem Hussain, Markus Birdman, Guy Williams and more.