Guy Williams is a funny sort. He’s on telly and billboards and all sorts of things these days, but given his comedic timing, charm, and goofy-dork grin in person, he’s almost wasted on the screen.
Before I arrived at the the Hawke Sea Scout Hall (!) in Cox’s Bay to see his comedy show ‘Self Absorbed, Terrible Person,’ I looked at his adorable little Wikipedia page. Turns out TV Guide named him New Zealand’s sexiest male TV personality. I thought he was more oddly cute. “Oddly cute” was certainly far more appropriate for a Sea Scout Hall gig than “Filthy sexual, oh my god, I want to climb him like a tree” (which is how a prim colleague of mine describes him).
Well, he’s not just a pretty face. He’s dang good at anecdotes, nerdy little lists, and ad-libbing some killer three-liners. Awkward personal observations don’t come much funnier than his, and his brother Paul Williams making his own guest appearance at the start presenting “some thoughts” set us up for a hilarious hour.
Guy Williams may be self-absorbed, but he’s not very terrible at all. He’s bloody funny.
For laughs thick and fast, go see Guy Williams performing at the Hawke Sea Scout Hall from Monday 28th April every night right through to Thursday 01st May, and on Friday 02nd May he wraps it up at the Freeman’s Bay Community Hall. See more gigs here.
Whether you want to climb him like a tree, are a fan of seeing him on the telly-fillums, or you just want to go to a hilarious show that feels like hanging out with your dorky, funny friend, Guy Williams won’t disappoint.