Law in 2012
20 September 1969 |
Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
|Genres||Observational comedy, Surreal humour|
|Subject(s)||Current events, Human interaction|
Tony Law (born 20 September 1969) is a Canadian stand-up comedian. Originally from Lacombe, Alberta, he has been based in London, United Kingdom since the age of 19. He lives in Islington with his family.
He is known for his highly surreal material and delivery, and eclectic historical style of dress, favouring boots with turned-up jeans and a Viking/explorer style of hair. Many of his stand-up routines are ad-lib and built around various subjects that he has thought of, but not planned a routine about. His routines are often built around fictional and surreal situations.
A lot of Law's earlier material featured tales of his time-travelling exploits in the company of his sausage dog, Cartridge Davison. Cartridge is the eponymous "Dog Of Time" from his Edinburgh show of the same name, and has appeared with Law on ITV's Comedy Cuts TV show. Time travel has featured less in Law's sets of late, but still makes an appearance. Notably in his podcast with John-Luke Roberts, The Tony Law Tapes .
In 2002 he was a regular panellist on the Channel 4 comedy quiz show Does Doug Know?. He also appeared in a series of television adverts for Gala Bingo and has had TV exposure on Edinburgh & Beyond and Comedy Cuts.
Law performed on Russell Howard's Good News in April 2011 as part of one of the extended episodes called Russell Howard's Good News Extra. On 17 October 2011, he also appeared on the satirical music-based panel game Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
In 2011-2012, he toured his comedy show Tony Law: Go Mr Tony Go!. In August 2012, Tony returned to the Edinburgh Fringe to perform his new show, Tony Law: Maximum Nonsense. The show was nominated for best comedy show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
He appeared on the BBC One show Have I Got News for You, a satire panel show, on 1 November 2013, hosted by Kirsty Young. In November 2012 he appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats, and returned to that show on 8 February 2013. In February-March 2013 he appeared in Comedy Central UK's The Alternative Comedy Experience. In 2014, the British Comedy Guide revealed that Law is set to appear in a BBC sitcom pilot entitled Tools.