The Jono Project

As Marcel Lucont crowd surfed his way out of the SKYCITY theatre last night, entertaining the crowd – it was local stars Guy Williams and Rhys Darby who took home the big awards of the night at the Festivals closing event ‘Last Laughs’ hosted, this year, by Te Radar.

The Billy T nominees; Rose Matafeo, Tom Furniss, Tevita Manukia, TJ McDonald and, of course, Guy Williams had all presented strong shows which made competition tight, with it being said that the judge’s deliberation had been the longest on record.

But it was Guy Williams who came out on top, not only sporting the iconic yellow towel but receiving $2500 prize money and a guest appearance on TV3 hit show 7 Days. Continue reading »

Paul Henry will be back on the telly this Friday night when he makes a guest appearance on The Jono Project on TV3.

The controversial broadcaster has filmed a self-deprecating skit about his fictional quest to make his autobiography What Was I Thinking into a movie.

The skit will involve henry attempting to lure Peter Jackson to direct the movie but instead having to settle for Jono.

Incidentally, The Jono Project is also home to Guy Williams, the man who bluffed his way onto TVNZ’s Breakfast last year as a pro-whaling supporter where he was interviewed by Henry.

The Jono Project screens on TV3 on Friday at 10pm.

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10:00pm – Friday, May 20 on TV 3

The wait is over! This week sees the return of the brand new season of The Jono Project to our screens when the hit local series premieres its first episode on TV3 on Friday, May 20th at 10pm.

Moving to a more high-profile timeslot on TV3, and becoming a half-hour show, the season launches with host Jono Pryor, comedian Guy Williams, and television presenter Shannon Ryan in a half hour of media commentary, analysis and deconstruction in a world that tends to take itself a little too seriously.

“The move to TV3 this season is really exciting,” explains series producer Charlotte Hobson, adding; “The show’s topical nature means that we have the flexibility to really highlight things that should be poked fun at on a weekly basis.”

After screening on C4 last year, the comedy series ruffled feathers most memorably after researcher Guy Williams infiltrated TVNZ and was interviewed by Paul Henry on Breakfast, eventually making the front page of the New Zealand Herald in what was dubbed as ‘The Great Breakfast Hoax’.

Now Jono will attempt to pull the show together, shooting in the basement of the TV3 building, and drawing on resources that are not necessarily at his disposal, his mission remains the same – the show must get to air.

“The show provides a much needed attempt at parody of the often crazy television and media that we are force-fed on a daily basis,” Hobson continues, explaining what’s in store for The Jono Project in 2011.

“The show will also feature weekly sketches that strike at the primetime line-up on New Zealand TV, as well as a topical commentary on events that are going on in our world.”

Sounds like Jono has another winner on his hands! Make sure not to miss the series that is sure to get the country talking once again when The Jono Project returns to our screens on Friday, May 20th at 10pm on 3.

8:30pm Monday, August 23 on C4

Budget cuts have forced Jono’s New Show off the air and Jono is now left to try and put together a TV series all by himself. With a set made up of parts from other series and held together with tape and glue, Jono is pulling in all his favours and working round the clock to produce The Jono Project – a hilarious new show that each week defies the odds and only just makes it to air.

Tonight: Dai Henwood meets Katy Perry as Jono goes exclusively behind the scenes on the biggest blockbuster movie ever made. It’s the life of the Mad Butcher starring Michael Hurst, Toni Potter & Tammy Davis. Final.

8:30pm Monday, August 16 on C4

Budget cuts have forced Jono’s New Show off the air and Jono is now left to try and put together a TV series all by himself. With a set made up of parts from other series and held together with tape and glue, Jono is pulling in all his favours and working round the clock to produce The Jono Project – a hilarious new show that each week defies the odds and only just makes it to air.

Tonight: Glee gets the Jono treatment this week with guest stars Shane Cortese, Michael Murphy, Meryl Cassie and Rachael Blampied. Shannon Ryan gets closer up, and the Red Sea Buoys deliver music video justice.

8:30pm Monday, August 9 on C4

Budget cuts have forced Jono’s New Show off the air and Jono is now left to try and put together a TV series all by himself. With a set made up of parts from other series and held together with tape and glue, Jono is pulling in all his favours and working round the clock to produce The Jono Project – a hilarious new show that each week defies the odds and only just makes it to air.

Tonight: So You Think You’re A Bogan premieres, with guest stars Hilary Timmins, Mark Leishman and Jeremy Corbett. Dai catches up with a NZ legend; and The Red Sea Buoys are hitting back at Reality TV.

8:30pm Monday, July 26 on C4

Budget cuts have forced Jono’s New Show off the air and Jono is now left to try and put together a TV series all by himself. With a set made up of parts from other series and held together with tape and glue, Jono is pulling in all his favours and working round the clock to produce The Jono Project – a hilarious new show that each week defies the odds and only just makes it to air.

Tonight: Kiwi pop star J Williams features as Jono’s son in the hit new sitcom ‘Makin It 2’. Dai and Ashton Kutcher get cosy, and the Red Sea Buoys take a stand against our obsession with fame.

An unlikely rift has been uncovered between Suzanne Paul and Scribe.  The following recordings “battles” have been uncovered by The Jono Project team in which our hip hop superstar Scribe takes on our queen of Natural Glow

and, to our surprize, she has retaliated. See Suzanne Paul as never before :

All will be revealed in the next episode of The Jono Project. And as always – we must ask, what’s the worst that could happen?

8:30pm Monday, June 28 on C4

Budget cuts have forced Jono’s New Show off the air and Jono is now left to try and put together a TV series all by himself. With a set made up of parts from other series and held together with tape and glue, Jono is pulling in all his favours and working round the clock to produce The Jono Project – a hilarious new show that each week defies the odds and only just makes it to air.

Tonight: Jono’s on the set of the new reality TV show starring Outdoors with Geoff. Bryan Cranston talks narcotics with Dai Henwood; and the team continue on their media infiltrating quest for fame.