Cori Gonzalez-Macuer: Finding The Bright Side Of Darkness

Publish Date
Monday, 22 May 2023, 11:00AM

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Cori Gonzalez-Macuer. 

Cori is a Kiwi comedian who has been performing his unique brand of self-deprecating, observational and deadpan humour since 2003. 

He was one of the stars of Taika Waititi’s breakout comedy What We Do In The Shadows, a writer for Jono and Ben and Wellington Paranormal and a regular on 7 Days. He's won the Billy T James Award, performed his standup all over the world and is widely recognised as one of NZ’s best comedic minds. 
In this episode we talk about being Adrian Brody’s stunt double and working with Jack Black, flatting with Ben Hurley and their hip-hop group, corporate gigs, 7 Days and touring and how fatherhood has changed him. 

This episode also deals with themes of mental health. 
Cori tragically lost his dad in 2013 to suicide and has wrestled with feelings of blame, guilt, and pain since his passing. We talk through the dark – and the light, and hear Cori’s story in full. We’re so grateful of Cori being so vulnerable in sharing his life with us – his messages to those going through tough times are incredibly powerful.           

This episode was brought to you from the Export Beer garden studio. Enjoy. 

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