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Tony Law

Why and how did you get into comedy?


I was always funny with friends and colleagues cause it’s how I got attention and love. Also zero education and zero prospects of decent employment.



What comedy most inspires you?


Oddball, unique, surreal, absurd.  I already make truth observations all day long with my family. So if it’s on a show I find it bland.  I already live life. It’s funny.  So I like to be surprised, impressed, treated like I’m smart AND stupid.  The world's mad as well. So absurd comedy is a sense making tool.


Which comedian most inspires you?


Still old Monty Python from when I was a kid. Nowadays the live circuit is full of inspiring nonsense and weirdos. Steve Martin in the 70’s.  Anchorman.  Phil Nichol offstage is funnier than most onstage.


Which comedian scares the shit out of you because you know you'll never be that good?


Me.  I scare myself that I’ll never have the courage to be the best I could be for fear of failure. Ha ha.  Arrogant.  But I fear the best me.  Lols.  Tough to follow A lot of people depending on circumstances.  If they favour you then same thing for them.  Lots of variables.


Why and how did you get into comedy?


I was always funny with friends and colleagues cause it’s how I got attention and love. Also zero education and zero prospects of decent employment.


What drives you to do what you do?


I can genuinely say that it gives me my purpose for living if I can make people laugh in a way I believe to be as unique to me as it’s possible to be.  If I can make you laugh just by “being” funny with a sound or a facial expression then that’s nirvana.  But then I like being alone the rest of the time.  Lols.


Describe your perfect Tuesday.


Picking up the kids after school, going to British museum. Needing out and joking our way around it.  Then home for boneless chicken roti with extra pepper sauce. Then a local comedy gig in a hip room full of nerds.  Love laughers.


Describe your worst experience on a coach.


First 10 years of comedy for me was an endless worst experience on coaches.  Always one eye open. Always felt stabby and you can’t read.


Best sofa you've ever slept on?


Darryl Martin's. AND my current one when the cats and dogs sleep on me.