Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Hair Brown - Dark
Eyes Brown
Height 185cm
Age 42
Location New Zealand - Auckland

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Photographs #1-6 by Andi Crown



Acrobatics, American Football, Artist, Basketball, Body Boarding, Boxing, Break Dancer, Comedian (Stand-Up), Cricket, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Dancer, Director, DJ, Golf, Guitar, Gymnastics, Hip Hop Dancer, Indoor Cricket, Kick Boxing, Landscape Gardener, Learners Licence, Martial Arts, MC, Mountain Biking, Physical Theatre, Piano, Presenter, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Singer, Skate Boarding, Soccer, Stage Combat Training, Stunt Performer, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Theatre Sports, Voice Artist, Volleyball, Water Polo, Writer, Yoga


American (standard), Australian, British, Cockney, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indian, Indian, Irish, Italian, Jamaican, Liverpool, Maori, Middle Eastern, Polish, Polynesian, Portuguese, RP, Russian, Samoan, South African, Southern American, Spanish, Sri Lankan, Swedish

Acting Experience

Feature Film

2019Baby Done, 'Almost Dad'

Baby Piki Ltd Dir: Curtis Vowell
2014What We Do In The Shadows, 'Nick'

Dir: Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement
2007Eagle VS Shark, 'Mark'

Sad Animals Ltd Dir: Taika Waititi


2020Mean Mums: season II, 'Freddy (recurring)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2018Wellington Paranormal , 'Nick'

TVNZ Dir: Jackie van Beek & Jemaine Clement
2018Mean Mums: season I, 'Freddy (recurring)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2017Jono & Ben, 'Various'

2012Hounds, 'Angry Cafe Worker'

The Downlowconcept Dir: Various
10-12A Night at the Classic, 'The Barfly (recurring)'

Two Heads Ltd
07-09Jono's New Show, 'Reporter'

2005The Lost Children, 'Marco'

Bighouse Dir: Various
2004Holly's Heroes, 'Anatoly'

Gibson Group Dir: Various
2004Insider's Guide to Happiness, 'Young Orderly'

Gibson Group Dir: Various

Web Series

2019The Citizen Handbook, 'Ian'

Kevin & Co
2017The Adventures of Suzy Boon - Season 2, 'Ed Whakapapa (Kiwi Prisoner)'

Chillbox Creative Limited Dir: Roberto Nascimento
2017LiBROS, 'Mark'

TVNZ New Blood/ Roberto Nascimento

Short Film

2010Only Son, 'Bartender'

48 Hour Film Festival / Down Low Concept
2008Water as a Metaphor, 'Sam'

Down Low Concept
2005I Love David Hasslehoff, 'Himself'

Noor Razzak & Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Television Commercials

2022Frank Energy

NZ 6 Months
2021Taco Bell

USA - 3 months

Television Appearances

2022Laughs Unleashed, 'Himself (Comedian)'

TVNZ Dir: Various
2022Have You Been Paying Attention?, 'Panelist'

TVNZ Dir: Various
2022Best Foods Comedy Gala, 'Himself (Comedian)'

NZ International Comedy Festival, Discovery NZ
2021Patriot Brains , 'Himself (Comedian)'

09-217 Days, 'Himself (Comedian)'

2011Funny Roots, 'Himself (Comedian)'

Two Heads Ltd
2011Best of the Billys, 'Himself (Comedian)'

2011Neighbourhood, 'Himself'

2010TV2 Christmas Comedy Gala, 'Himself (Comedian)'

2009AotearoHA!, 'Himself (Comedian)'



2016Southern Cross Sales & Marketing Awards

Crowne Plaza

Voice Work

2023Our Flag Means Death, 'Loop Group'


2008Best Entertainment Show for 'Jono's New Show'

Qantas NZ Film & TV Awards
2006Billy T James Award

NZ Comedy Guild Awards

MC / Speaker


Actor, After Dinner Speaker, Blogger, Comedian, Debater, Director, Host, Improvisor, Live Commentator, Live Performance Host, MC, Motivational Speaker, Panelist, Radio Host, Satirist, TV Presenter, Vlogger, Writer
Photograph #1 by Nick Gibb. Photograph #2 by Andi Crown.


Chilean born, NZ raised Cori Gonzalez-Macuer has been working as an actor, comedian and mental health advocate for more than a decade. His stand-up has taken him all over the world, performing in the U.S, U.K, Asia, Australia and as far as South America and the Middle East.

Cori has consistently worked with NZ’s best comedy talent, with roles in Taika Waititi’s What We Do In The Shadows & Eagle VS Shark. Other notable screen credits include Insider’s Guide To Happiness, Wellington Paranormal & Mean Mums.

Cori was fortunate to attend both Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals as part of the What We Do In The Shadows team. He performed for huge audiences in New York and L.A after the NY premiere, alongside some of the biggest names in the US industry (including Hannibal Burress, Nick Kroll, Jeffrey Ross and Kristen Schaal) – and his NZ International Comedy Festival shows regularly sell out nationwide.

Cori is passionate about mental health due to how his own life experiences have shaped him, watch his poignant TED X talk about his fathers suicide HERE.


Cori delivered a genuine and honest talk on his Mental Health journey that was raw and blended in perfectly with his candid humour. It was a special and unique way to bring awareness to mental health and the importance of having the conversation for our staff with some laughs along the way.

Jessica McKenna, Safety and Wellbeing Specialist, AA Insurance

Delivering on his objective to expel yet another memorable show, keep an eye out for future works by the man with exponential potential, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Concrete Playground

Quite possibly the only show I'd return to for seconds

Mac + Mae

While his cynicism might make you think he is making lemons out of lemonade he does it in such a cool manner, standing alone with his mike, his great eyebrows adding emphasis, that you know he's speaking truths we all feel. Awesome? Nah, Bro is comedy fest at its best. Get in before the tickets dry up.



Voice Characteristics

Retail, Character, Comedy, Impersonations



Comedian / Cool Dad.

Cori is an Auckland based comedian widely known for his role as ‘Nick’ in What We Do In The Shadows, appearing on TV3’s 7 Days and Have You Been Paying Attention?

Cori was also a writer on Jono & Ben.

Cori has performed his stand-up all over the world including the U.K, U.S, South America and as far as the Middle East.

Cori has won several awards including the prestigious ‘Billy T James Award’, handed out to NZ’s most promising young comedian as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

Cori’s top interests include comedy, parenting, cooking, current affairs, film & television, and sport.