Sat 30th Oct 2021 at 8:00pm ends 10:30pm
Withington Public Hall Institute, Burton Road, Withington, Manchester, UK - Map
West Didsbury Comedy Festival presents:
A full hour show from Tony Law, plus support from Hannah Platt.
TONY LAW: IDENTIFIES
Tony Law’s 16th show is turning out to be his best yet. Top drawer Tony, for connoisseurs of comedy who have seen it all and are funny in their own bones. Comedian’s comedian’s comedian for the comedy nerd seeking Dadaist nirvana.
Tony Law identifies as a Hominid. Homo Sapiens, Neanderthal, Indo-European horse tribesman, an Englishman, a Canadian, a norn iron man, a Trinidadian and a Tobagonian. A dog, a dog owner, owned by a dog, a surrealist, an absurdist and an artist who is comedy of person. A parent, a thrower, a catcher, a reader and a farmer.
Tony Law is a three-time Chortle Award winner, Amused Moose Best Show winner and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. He has been described as a ‘surreal genuis’ by The Telegraph and ‘impeccable’ by The Times. His extensive TV and radio credits include: Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), Celebrity Squares (ITV), Heading Out (BBC Two), The Culture Show (BBC Two), Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe (BBC Two), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), Zapped (Dave), Tony Law’s Surreal Guide To Surreal Comedy (Radio 4 Extra), Loose Ends and Infinite Monkey Cage (Radio 4).
REVIEWS FOR IDENTIFIES AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE‘Unstoppable comedy force’ **** The Scotsman
‘Identifies is typical Law – a rollercoaster of non-sequiturs and strange set pieces that help their creator make sense of the world.’ **** Fest
‘Wild, utterly absurd and magnetic.’ **** Broadway World
‘Beautiful chaos’ ‘the laughs just keep rolling in’ **** Theatre Weekly
‘A highly energised hour of whimsical observation from a true absurdist comedy powerhouse’ **** Moody Comedy
SUPPORT FROM HANNAH PLATT
‘Merseyside via Manchester’s finest misanthrope’ Hannah Platt is known for taking difficult complex topics and turning them into sharp, refreshing gags. A finalist of the BBC New Comedian of the Year Award, she has been described as 'A voice of a new generation’ by The Skinny and 'Distinctive with something to say’ by Chortle. Recently Hannah created and starred in her own Laugh Lesson for BBC3 and has written for The News Quiz on BBC radio4.
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This show features an opening 20 minute set from Brennan Reece, followed by a full hour show from Tony Law. Venue opens at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.
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Great fun. Will miss the West Didsbury Comedy events.
Review left at 4:38pm on Mon 25th May 2020
A welcome event during lockdown. Great fun.
Review left at 3:43pm on Sat 23rd May 2020
Yes, I would. It was good bit of comedy and good variety of acts. Big up to those in the final and mostly women comedians in the final - Girl Power!
Review left at 3:59pm on Tue 19th May 2020
I really enjoyed this event... It was fun to see all the comedians participate in the games... I think the bog roll keepie uppie's could be a new thing... I also enjoyed the guys(& gal) drawing each other. Everyone was such good sports. I defo would see this again.
Review left at 3:50pm on Mon 27th Apr 2020
It was a little bit disappointing as there was only 5 people that watched the event. It got a bit too political and it lost the comical value. I actually preferred to the Isolation Game. It was more lighthearted and fun.
Review left at 1:17pm on Mon 27th Apr 2020
Loved it, Boothby epic as ever and though sorry not to be there live as planned it was fantastic. Only problem was I couldn't work out how to join in comments but that's because i'm a techno numpty. Huge thanks to Boothby and to JokePit for doing this. See you the other side when life is different to how it is right now. Hats off to creativity and can do attitudes though! Ax
Review left at 10:01pm on Sat 25th Apr 2020