Guy with the 'Benny' award from the
New Zealand Variety Artists Club

Guy Cater is a Kiwi, born and raised in Howick but now lives with his wife, Cynthia, in West Auckland. He has been performing professionally for over 30 years; beginning his show business career as a children's magic clown ... Happy the Hobo, then moving into compere and comedy work.

He gained a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy in 1980 but decided that that lifestyle was not for him and began using his hypnotic skills within his Comedy Act and then into a full evening show.

Over his years in the industry, Guy Cater has received many awards ...

1981:  Best Children's Entertainer ... 17th New Zealand Magic Convention.
1983:  Merit Award from Northern Entertainment Operators Association of New Zealand.
1986:  Scroll of Honour from the New Zealand Variety Artists Club.
1987:  Professional Performer Award from The New Zealand Star Academy.
1991:  Top Comedian Award ... NZ Variety Artists Club.
1992:  Most Versatile Entertainer Award from the 'Inside Entertainment' magazine.
1993:  The Reilly Comedy Award.
1995:  The Golden Benny ... (The most prestigious Award of The NZ Variety Artists Club).
1997:  Awarded Life Membership of Variety Artists Club and inducted into their Hall of Fame.
2007:  The Agnew Award for Excellence.


I've used Guy many many times for both his Hypnotism Shows and Stand-Up Comedy
and to be fair, I reckon he is great. I have had him perform for the mighty Vodafone Warriors several times and they think he is great too.
Peter Charles Leitch Q.S.M.
The Mad Butcher Group of Companies

Dear Guy,
Just a note to sincerely thank you for the most wonderful evening of entertainment. Your Comedy Show had everybody in fits of laughter...and as for the Hypnotism show, as one of of the participants I can say I found the experience exhilarating and the audience found it just so funny. Our delegates and staff are still talking about your show and you helped immensely in lightening the mood of a very heavy conference. If you ever need a reference I would unhesitatingly be pleased to provide one for you. All the best for the future and once again, many many thanks. You were brilliant.
Jason Order,
Tanners International Conference

The next three comments were from shows booked by Celebrity Speakers NZ Ltd click here

The presentation by Guy exceeded our expectations - it was exceptional.
Everyone in the audience was totally amazed and left happy!
Celia Robinson,
Blue Chip NZ Ltd

Guy was outstanding! The audience loved the whole show!
—Anya Anderson,
Glassons Ltd

The audience reaction to Guy's show was really positive - he had them in fits of laughter
..we all thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Many thanks to your office - we will certainly go through you again for future bookings - Guy was outstanding
Michelle Legae
The Stanley Group.

The comments (below) were from shows booked by Pete McGregor Entertainment click here

Both Tongue & Groove and Guy were outstanding and made the evening a huge success. Thank you for your professional service and I certainly will be using your company in the future. Please pass my sincere thanks onto the band and to Guy,
Kind regards,
Gordon Gibbons
Lion Nathan Ltd (Ball )

Guy Cater was wonderful, in fact I am sending your contact details to a couple of Fonterra people who are really keen to book him. I certainly appreciated Guy's willingness to be so flexible and to provide a great evening. Many thanks for all your help arranging this Please pass on my thanks and best wishes to Guy.
Best wishes
Ann Schollom,
NZITO Company Function

Would you please give Guy Cater a huge BIG BIG thank you for the Friday night function. It was the best nights entertainment we could have ever had asked for. Guy is an amazing person with an incredible ability to entertain. All the staff have been talking about the event for days. Please let Guy and Cynthia know how thrilled we were.
We will remember the evening for a long time to come.
Once again thank you.
Kind regards
Erica Warren
Bank of New Zealand, Pukekohe

SNELL PACKAGING AND SAFTEY. for website click here


In late October, close to 200 customers and suppliers joined us for a night of good food and wine and a lot of entertainment. Wow - what an evening....
I can give you a first hand account of the amazing powers of Hypnotist Guy Cater.

After demonstrating to us the power of the mind, by getting 4 audience members to lift Mike (from 3M) out of his chair using only their fingertips - I was enthusiastic to see how it felt to be hypnotised. Guy assured the audience that the show would be fun and user friendly so I made the rash decision to give it a go...how many other chances could I get to embarrass myself in front of colleagues and customers in one hit??!!

Soon the empty chairs gradually filled with volunteers. We were made to concentrate on our clenched fists to be brought down to a state of deep relaxation...and it was all go from there. From being the best musical instrument players in the world, to seeing crowd members naked- it was all happening!
We saw funny movies, sad movies and even dirty movies! Dean from Wipertec did a stunning Elvis impersonation and Jane, one of our key customers, gave Britney Spears a run for her money - but the show was stolen by Christchurch Branch manager Craig Harman - who convinced the crowd "he felt like a woman" Shania Twain Style with panache!

Then it was into the crowd to do the Village People's YMCA and conduct an orchestra- very rousing stuff! Amongst this mix was a James Bond - stalking the audience in search of would be terrorists!!

The finale of the night was having Tony Yaxley on stage - being told in no uncertain terms how dis-pleased the hynotised participants were, having found an unpleasant dog leftover on their chairs, seemingly planted there by him...the grovelling after that was priceless!

It was a fabulous experience - I felt elated afterwards - really fresh and re-vitalised...if ever you have the chance to go under - I recommend it ! Hats off to those Suppliers who sponsored a table - it was a great night!

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