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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Review left at 7:17pm on Sat 25th Apr 2020
Brilliant night! Chilled, spontaneous and very, very funny! The pairing and repartee between BG and Kev Rook was magic. A really cracking night!
Review left at 6:31pm on Sat 25th Apr 2020
Given the current situation I think this was a great taste of what I had hoped to attend this weekend. Both Boothby and Kev were a pleasure to watch.
Review left at 4:11pm on Sat 25th Apr 2020
Loved watching boothby wrecked🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Review left at 3:31pm on Sat 25th Apr 2020
Review left at 3:08pm on Sat 25th Apr 2020