Jono’s New Show

Check out first teaser from Jono’s new show

World Flight are offering the chance to spend an hour with a New Zealand celebrity at the controls of a Boeing 737 flight simulator as part of a fundraising exercise for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

The stars:
Beth Allen, Ido Drent, Dai Henwood, Renee Wright, Toni Street, Pippa Wetzell, Mike Puru, Andrew Mulligan, Jeremy Corbett, Paul Ego, Rodney Hide, Jono Pryor, Miriama Kamo, Neil Waka and Clinton Randall.

The auctions are live on Sella.  Check out World Flight NZ for more info.

Monday 18 May 2009 8:30pm

Jono Pryors the ringmaster of this circus. In between prank calls, music videos, competitions and more is an all new, all-star cast of Dai Henwood, Matt Heath and Chris Stapp, and Jimmy the Dwarf.

Tonight: Dai meets the “Man of 10,000 Sound Effects” Michael Winslow. Nesian Mystik go busking, Matt and Chris attack the misuse of the English Language. Jimmy’s looking for a new occupation. Yousef Brekenhiemer, bumps into Jason Kerrison. Jono gets on TV and we Wind Up Your Wife.

Monday 11 May 2009 8:30pm

Tonight: The story of Yousef continues. Jono catches with the infamous Chopper Reid. The Electric Confectionaires are busking, Matt and Chris attack the misuse of the English Language, Jimmy takes movies to the next level, Jono gets on TV and we Wind Up Your Wife.

Last night on C4’s Jono’s New Show the winner of Dai’s Protege Project was revealed as 21 year old “Guy Williams” of Wellington.  Guy was selected by Dai as one of three finalists and was flown to Auckland to perform in front of a live crowd.  21 year old Guy stood out to Henwood who said,  “Guy had strong material that will work well  in front of a big crowd. He has a defined style and I know he’ll commit to delivering a solid performance during my festival show.”  Guy favors  ‘ awkward situational comedy ‘  and indeed, his apparant awkwardness on stage is part of his appeal!   Guy Williams will open for Dai Henwood on his upcoming Comedy Festival Tour “Shabba”.  Don’t miss out, tickets are available now through


Dai Henwood is SHABBA!

Bringing back the Boo Yaa in 2009

with support from Dai’s Protege Guy Williams

Auckland / Sky City Theatre / 8pm / Tuesday 19 – 23rd May

Wellington / Opera House / 7pm / Friday 15 & Sat 16 May

Shortland Street

Woman’s Day features stars Fleur Saville, Will Hall, Harry McNaughton, Anna Julliene and Henry Williams at Auckland Zoo trialling out the new Zoom tours where you get up close and personal with the animals.  Fleur says if she had to be an animal, she’s be a super cute meerkat.  Will would be either an otter or a rhino. 

“I never thought I’d get to feed a lion with a pair of barbeque tongs! It’s a moment I’ll treasure forever – from the time he roared in my face and I smelt his raw meat breath, to the point where he lifted his tail and tried to spray his alpha-male scent all over us!” – Will Hall.

Dancing with the Stars

A wedding photo of Brendon Pongia and his new wife Michelle grace the cover of the Woman’s Weekly this week.  The pair, who only met six months ago, released a dozen monarch butterflies during their March 10 ceremony in the Hawke’s Bay.  Michelle wore a designer dress by Caroline Castigliano and Brendan wore an Armani suit.  They’re honeymooning in the Marlborough Sounds.  Yet to be arranged is where they will live – Michelle is still based in London and Brendan in Wellington!

“I must have looked like the cat who got the cream!” says Pongia.  

Jason Gunn admits he thought Chris Hobbs would be the first contestant to leave the show.  

In New Idea, Craig discusses what a “10” from the judges should mean.  His favourites are Barbara Kendall and Tamati Coffey.  Candy Lane chooses Geraldine’s “It’s all down to my underwear” as quote of the week.  

Geraldine Brophy talks about suffering from osteoarthritis for the past two years and managing her knee pain.  

New Zealand’s Next Top Model

Woman’s Day has a double page spread profiling the remaining contestants but it’s just a basic summary of the show to date.  Sarah Yearbury says she didn’t see it as giving up when she pulled out:   “We had so many laughs, so much fun.  The girls are lovely, but I missed my daughter… if it doesn’t make you happy you shouldn’t feel like you’re forcing yourself into doing something.”  

Mitre 10 Dream Home

In Woman’s Day, Yellow team Mike and Te Ana Bromley talk about the tragic death of their nephew Alistair who was only 16 while Blue team Rachel Bowes and Dave Delores tell how their daughter Kayla undergoing medical tests for a rare genetic condition but coming through with a clean bill of health.  

Jono’s New Show

Jono Pryor is interviewed in Woman’s Day about the new season of Jono’s New Show which starts Monday 6th April at 8:30pm on C4.  Highlights include Dai Henwood looking for a protege, Dai’s new character “Yousef” – a house DJ from Tokoroa.  Matt Heath and Chris Tapp have a segment called DICKS.  And of course there’s more of Jimmy the Dwarf.  

Underbelly: The Mr Asia Story

Kiwi star Anna Hutchison tells Woman’s Weekly she’s fine about her nude scenes and risque outfits in Aussie TV show Underbelly: The Mr Asia Story:  “I was prepared for it.  I’m comfortable with my body.”  Anna has relocated to Sydney and is dating Jason Smith (Robbie Hunter on Home and Away).


41-year-old Lana Coc-Kroft tells New Idea she never watches reruns of Wheel of Fortune, still suffers from separation anxiety from her family and misses Sports Cafe.  

Hi-5 star Sun Park speaks out against bullying in New Idea and wants to help kids with low self-esteem.  

Nicole Whippy (Outrageous Fortune) is seven months pregnant to her partner Tom and talks to New Idea about adopting puppies.

Woman’s Day interviews Kirsten Vangsness from Criminal Minds.

See inside the nature-filled LA home of Gossip Girl‘s Kelly Rutherford (Lily van der Woodsen) in Woman’s Day.  Kelly is pregnant with her third child to estranged husband Daniel Giersch.  


Win a trip to LA to see The Bold and The Beautiful in Woman’s Weekly.  
Win a New Zealand’s Next Top Model prize pack in Woman’s Day.


TV developments
Grant Bowler (Outrageous Fortune) will appear on Ugly Betty as Connor Owens, Wilhelmina Slate’s love interest.  
Roseanne Barr may return to TV.  
Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine consider a TV show in the US.

Movie developments
Flight of the Conchords may be turned into a movie.

David Letterman married Regina Lasko, his girlfriend of 24 years.
Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) married Hannah Clarke in Wellington.  The pair are expecting a baby.  
Doug Reinhardt (The Hills) wants to propose to girlfriend Paris Hilton.  
Patricia Arquette (Medium) is back with her husband Thomas Jane.

Break ups
Marg Helgenberger (CSI) files for divorce from husband Alan Rosenburg.
Jaime Pressly (My Name is Earl) breaks off her engagement to DJ Eric Cubiche.

Oprah considers lap-band surgery to help stay trim.  
Desperate Housewife Marcia Cross takes up California Pilates to help with migraines.  
Pauline Quirke (Birds of a Feather) has hip replacement surgery. 


Desperate Housewife Teri Hatcher hangs out with her 11 year old daughter Emerson and ex-husband Jon Tenney.  
David Duchovny (Californication) vacations with his kids and wife in the West Indies.  

Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear) was stuck in a portaloo as a prank by a fan but wasn’t impressed.

On Jay Leno’s Tonight show, American Idol judge Simon Cowell accuses the Queen and Prince Phillip of being rude and says he was embarrased when he met them.  

Desperate Housewives
star Nicollette Sheridan apparently stole things from her dressing room as she didn’t get a farewell party on her final day of filming.   

Isaiah Washington (Ex-Grey’s Anatomy) is rumored to be in a lot of debt.  
Lauren Conrad (The Hills) has halted her clothing line as it’s not selling well.  

Grey’s Anatomy actor T.R. Knight was at fault in a car crash.  Two drivers were injured but he didn’t get a ticket.

C4 is chuffed to confirm the unexpected win by Jono’s New Show for BEST ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME 2008 at the Qantas Television & Film Awards last night!

Jono’s New Show was up against competition from Dancing with the Stars and Dare to Win. Said Jono of the shows win ” Maaate, I can’t believe this” Adding later – “Seriously, if my mum had the perfect son he would be half Jason Gunn half Dominic Bowden. She’ll be gutted!” (What he said later – thanks to celebrationary champers – was barely discernible, but we’re sure it was full of thanks for the honour!)

Jono’s New Show is an hour long topical blend of celebrity interviews, hidden camera stunts and public opinion. Host Jono Pryor has been with C4 since channel launch in 2003 and is also a popular DJ on The Rock. Earlier this year Jono won an NZ Radio Award for Best-Non Breakfast Personality.

Jono’s New Show is a C4 production – made by a small but very hardworking team. A brand new season now screens Monday’s at 8.30pm. Cast includes Jono Pryro, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jimmy the Dwarf and Joe Cotton. Jono’s New Show is produced by Charlotte Hobson with Josh Thompson directing. Angela Mann has been Executive Producer for both seasons.

Monday / September 15th / 8.30pm

The Tourism Mecca

When tourists dream of coming to the land of the long white cloud, they think of action and adventure like Bungy Jumping, Skiing, and killing things. Enter Mr Outdoors With Geoff. Jono gets up and personal with the legend himself.

A girl challenges a 100kg Zorb in an uphill running race.

Apparently Kiwi women are the most promiscuous in the world. Joe Cotton takes it to the streets to find out, And Cori goes on the hunt for the elusive Kiwi.

Monday / September 22nd / 8.30pm

Tonight: Joe Cotton goes in search of what clothes we should be wearing in order to pull poon. Jono finds out what Props Boy has been up to since his What Now! Days. Cori goes in search of hot chicks at a Nudist Colony and will two punters strip on TV for a mediocre prize?

Monday / September 29th / 8.30pm

Tonight: Jimmy the Dwarf gets funky in the streets with a pottery wheel and a ghetto blaster. Cori mans up and goes Ghost Busting in an abandoned prison.
Jaquie Brown shares her paranormal experience with Jono.