Guy Montgomery

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Guy Montgomery
Born
Alma materVictoria University of Wellington
OccupationComedian

Guy Montgomery is a comedian from New Zealand. He was the winner of the Billy T award in 2014.

Early life[edit]

Montgomery was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. He then went on to study at Victoria University of Wellington.

Television[edit]

Montgomery's first appearance in TV was on the TVNZ U channel that launched in 2013. He there hosted the show U LATE,[1] where he first met his podcast partner Tim Batt.[citation needed] From U LATE, Montgomery moved into writing for several different comedy shows in New Zealand, such as Jono and Ben at 10.[citation needed]

Montgomery's television work includes being a writer and presenter of his magnum opus, Fail Army.[2]

Montgomery appeared on the May the 4th, 2020 fundraiser episode of The George Lucas Talk Shows , The George Lucas Talk Show All Day Star Wars Movie Watch Along.

Podcasts[edit]

The Worst Idea Of All Time podcast was started in 2014 by Montgomery and Tim Batt. The podcast follows them as they report upon the viewing experience of the same movie each week for a year.[3] The first season was focused on the Adam Sandler movie Grown Ups 2; the second on Sex and the City 2; and the third season focused on We Are Your Friends. Montgomery and Batt are also the co-hosts of a once-yearly, eternal Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 review podcasts that will air every American Thanksgiving until all five original hosts die, "Till Death Do Us Blart." On the 2018 episode of “Til Death Do Us Blart," Guy and Tim announced the fourth season of “The Worst Idea of All Time”, which focused on the first “Sex and the City” film, and was released through 2019.[4] After the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the duo did an "emergency season," in which they watched the film Home Alone 3 every three days until their local New Zealand lockdown orders were lifted.[5] [6]As of the end of September, 2020, Montgomery and Batt have undertaken the fifth season, and instead of rewatching the same movie every week they are watching a different movie from the same film series. The series they are drawing from for the fifth season is the French/American Emmanuelle series of softcore pornography.[7]

Montgomery also created a short podcasts series, Hosting, with fellow comedian Carlo Ritchie exploring the cultural differences of Australians and New Zealanders as Ritchie spends a week in the "land of the long white cloud" with Montgomery.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cardy, Tom (26 August 2013). "Better U Late than U never". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 21 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Greive, Duncan (19 June 2015). "Fail Army: How Did a Proudly Stupid YouTube Ripoff Become a Smash Hit?". The Spinoff. Retrieved 21 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Ropati, Ashley. "Not the worst idea Guy Montgomery's ever had". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 21 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Worst Idea Of All Time Podcast on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  5. ^ "https://twitter.com/twioatpod/status/1254564467884519430". Twitter. Retrieved 4 October 2020. External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ "https://twitter.com/twioatpod/status/1265262856255049732". Twitter. Retrieved 4 October 2020. External link in |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Worst Idea Of All Time Podcast on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 4 October 2020.