EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: TONY LAW & RICHARD TODD
Richard Todd: Monsters
“How much happier the man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.” so said Dr Frankenstein, to himself, in his head, after making a botch job of building a man.
Writer and comic Richard agrees.
A master of menial tasks, it is a tragedy that he ever meddled with ambition. But now it’s alive and he must appease it. In 2016, fresh from the bath, the noted flibbertigibbet blurted out an Edinburgh debut no greater than his nature allowed. Enthusiastic reviews followed and the show was selected by NextUp for their comedy streaming website.
This year, like a piece of forgotten sellotape stuck on a wall, the neurotic ditherer, clings to nothing but his place on the earth; may his grip hold for an hour of art therapy, inner demons and salad.
Writer of Spatulahead, broadcast on Channel 4. Featured at Toronto Animation Festival (Official Selection), Melbourne Animation Festival and London International Animation Festival
Winner of the Amused Moose Laugh -Off and Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Runner Up.
‘A brilliant observational comic as well as an engaging story teller and marries the two into something wonderfully funny’ – Kate Copstick, the Scotsman.
‘Flashes of brilliance with complex, imaginative surrealism and an endearingly chaotic style’ The Skinny
‘An inventive comic thinker’ Chortle
‘A smart surrealist’ Independent
Tony Law: Absurdity for the Common People
Multi award-winning power wizard of comedy Tony Law is heading back to the top. Join for a thing that happens anyway. Whimsy is not just for nerds and farmers. Tony Law is your maverick truth slinger of ridiculousness for the people. Hysteria for nurses, mothers and plumbers. Important nonsense for all. Unite in art. For that is what he names this. Escape with purpose. The doctor is in.
‘Tony Law is the living absurd comedic incarnation of the Fringe’ ★★★★ Skinny
‘A wonder to behold’ ★★★★ Mail on Sunday
‘Inspired nonsense’ ★★★★ Scotsman
7.30pm-8.30pm (Richard Todd)
8.30pm-8.45pm approx. interval
8.45pm-9.45pm approx (Tony Law)
UNRESERVED CABARET // 16+