Love surrealist comedy or loathe it, you have to admire Tony Law for his commitment to the craft. Law’s comedy is as uncompromising as it is energetic, and Absurdity For The Common People looks set to prove that absurd, shouty humour isn’t just for an isolated few. Tony will be performing at The Stand throughout August.
1) What excites you most about the Edinburgh Festival?
I simply get a thrill. A real kick out of making people laugh and possibly think or think I’m clever. Sad as it sounds I quite need it. I need to be funny bones.
2) What was/is your first Edinburgh show about?
This one here is about grieving for your past loved ones and past selves and about ups and downs. Buried in metaphor and trampolining and voices and absurdity. Being Alive is absurd.
3) Does your comedy attract a certain type of audience?
Yes. Very nice, intelligent yet super diverse. People with imaginations of their own. Really cannot sum them up easily as they are so many different ages 12-80 and backgrounds. I’d say they all are flawed folks trying to be decent. Wonderful.
4) What is the worst experience you’ve had with Edinburgh accommodation?
Alcohol related. Can’t think about it. Can’t bare how we are exploited up there by greedy pricks and their shitty flats. Cunts.
5) What is your most treasured memory of your comedy career so far?
Royal Albert hall. Making the teenage cancer kids laugh really really hard. And Roger Daltrey laughed too.
6) What show will you definitely be seeing at the festival this year?
Adam Larter. Mostly me. I can’t wait to do my show. I love it.
7) What do you hope to gain from the Edinburgh Festival this year?
More followers. Build my audience back up. The old fashioned word of mouth way.
8) What do you imagine your last ever show will be about?
Was worried I did that already years back. Made it though. Indestructible.