Tony Law is an absurd comedian to say the least, bettering himself with each passing year and crafting majestical shows which in the past have included musical numbers, finger lasers and puppet displays. The shouty surrealist is bringing his latest hour of nonsense Frillemorphesis to the Edinburgh Festival and it looks set to be another brash, bizarre yet beautiful assault of the senses.
I asked Tony these seven questions to learn more about the man behind the madness…
1) Why is your comedy so strange?
It’s not my comedy. It belongs to the earth. And I’d hesitate to call it comedy. Normal to some?
2) Which instrument do you wish you could play?
The flesh tuba. I’ve never learnt to masturbate. It’s high time. And piano. Be a great help the piano. Could fill my shows up with less words.
3) What bores you most?
Myself. Listening to me droning on about tree houses and cylinders all time. No one wants that.
4) Where is your safe place?
Culverts. P47 thunderbolts. My family. Training with master Cho.
5) If you were to write a book, what would the subject be?
Walking through landscapes and whistling new songs that are gone for ever on the wind. Just about that sorta thing.
6) How do you clear your head?
I’m afraid that’s rather easy, I just breath through my mouth and away I go. Really rather ……
7) What do you want your legacy as a comedian to be?
Hardest working man in show business. Loads of money to pay all these bills I forgot about. So then I could concentrate on whatever it is that I do on floors.