Imagine if Harry Potter was a Canadian non-wizard who writes very funny jokes with his big hands, that’s Tony Law (Sean Lock).
Since winning the Glastonbury New Act competition Canadian comedian Tony Law has become one of the most revered stand-ups on the circuit, winning the acclaim of both the critics and his peers. As testament to this Tony was honoured with the prestigious Comics’ Choice “Piece-of-Wood” Award at the 2005 Melbourne Comedy Festival.
The cheerfully absurd humour that Law knocks around into a jazzy, freeform shape has endeared him to both live and TV audiences in the UK and abroad. He’s a regular face at the UK’s biggest comedy clubs, and a favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In Spring 2009 Tony went on his first-ever national solo tour, with a second leg added in the Autumn. In addition to this Tony supported Stewart Lee on his 2010 tour and that August returned to Edinburgh after a 2 year absence with critically acclaimed new show Mr Tony’s Brainporium.
Tony returned triumphant from 2011’s Edinburgh Fringe where he won the Amused Moose Laughter Award and accumulated a plethora of 4* and 5* reviews with Go Mr Tony Go!. The show was later nominated for ‘Best Show’ at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival and was crowned ‘Best Breakthrough’ at the 2012 Chortle Awards.
2012 has been a busy year for Tony with several projects in development and a plethora of TV appearances including Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You. The cherry on top of this lovely muffin of a year was the prestigious Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for his Fringe show Maximum Nonsense.
What they say:
– Playful, mischievous, mercurial and infinitely lively (**** The Telegraph)
– Delivers the kind of deliciously demented stream of consciousness you might get if you put Harry Hill and Sean Lock in a blender (**** Evening Standard)
– Everything’s a target for Law, particularly the conventions of a comedy show – Funny guy (**** The Times)
– Tony Law, the sherpa of stand-up, leads an expedition to undiscovered alpin uplands of laughter (Stewart Lee)
– Tony Law takes a highly-enjoyable crap on comedy conventions, and manages to be clever in a way that doesn t make you want to throttle him (Adam Buxton)