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Tony Law: “My goal is to create an hour where everyone’s laughing – all of us – but nobody really knows why.”

Next month award-winning absurdist Tony Law brings his comedy-art to Soho Theatre for two nights of surreal silliness at the start of a national tour.  In his latest show – A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome – Law whisks the audience away on a wild trip into his imagination: a world of jokes, stories and performance art.  Although he rarely disappoints, Law told Ian Cater that he believes he’s back to his very best, which is welcome news from a true master of his craft.

Given the vast number of comedians holding mics in pubs, theatres and stadia across London on any night of the week, it’s hard to describe any as truly unique.  But in Tony Law’s case, the cap fits perfectly.  The Canadian – who’s lived in London for nearly 30 years and now sees himself as a ‘citizen of the world’ – has perfected an unusual blend of comedy and absurdist art which audiences lap up without always understanding the reasons.

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Tony Law: A Law Undo His-Elf What Welcome, 21st – 29th October 2016 at Leicester Square Theatre

Tonight, award-winning absurdist comedian Tony Law brings his special brand of comedy-art to Leicester Square Theatre for seven nights of surreal silliness with new show A Law Undo His-Elf What Welcome.  The Canadian, known as one of the most unique performers on the comedy circuit, whisks his audiences away on a trip into his imagination – a world of jokes, stories and performance art.

Although Law rarely disappoints, he told Ian Cater that he believes he’s back to his very best: welcome news from a true master of his craft.

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Tony Law. Nonsense Overdrive.

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If Disney ever decides to make a live-action film about a time travelling Viking trying to make it big in a 21st century metropolis, the auditions will be brief.  Step forward Tony Law, form-busting surrealist and god of comedic thunder.  On at the Soho Theatre until sometime in January, Law’s latest is packed to the rafters with whimsical gobbledygook.  With a name like ‘Nonsense Overdrive’, you don’t need Sherlock Cumberbatch to tell you that it’s a show high on silliness and short on sensible.

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Soho Comedy Club Review – Anil Desai, Chris Mayo, Tony Law 15/6/2013

The Soho Comedy Club is above a casino. To find the chucklesome night you’ve been looking forward to, you have to adventure through slot machines and poker tables to find the dark but plush room. Compere David Mulholland tries his best to excite the tightly packed crowd but the room definitely falls short of his expectations and he quickly throws first act Anil Desai to the unresponsive crowd.

A nervous but energetic Anil Desai rides a short wave of laughter during his opening routine, the biggest laugh comes from his sister being the only person who cheers when he asks if there are any Indians in the room but this lightweight act cannot hold the laughs for long. Desai seems to wait for laughter after every joke, somewhat like the compere, this creates a slightly uncomfortable atmosphere as the room is punctured by deadly silence throughout the set. He rounds off his set with a 10 minute quick fire impersonation act which easily draws the biggest laughs of his set, whilst not a massive fan of impersonation as a form of comedy, his Jeff Goldblum was incredibly accurate.

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Category: Comedy