Tony Law: Identifies

Comedy (stand-up, clown)

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  • Monkey Barrel Comedy - Monkey Barrel 3
  • 12:15
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Tony Law
  • Warnings and additional info: Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Tony Law identifies as a hominid. Homo sapiens, Neanderthal, Indo-European horse tribesman, an Englishman, a Canadian, a Norn Iron man and a Trinidadian and a Tobagonian. A dog, a dog owner, owned by a dog, a surrealist, an absurdist and an artist who is comedy of person. A parent, a thrower, a catcher, a reader and a farmer. His 16th show is turning out to be his best yet. For connoisseurs of comedy who have seen it all and are funny in their own bones. Top drawer Tony. Comedian's comedian comedian for the comedy nerd.

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  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
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Steven Nicol 108 days ago

Second time I've seen him and as mad as both times. The new sober Tony is still superbly anarchic but not totally random. No politics or any stuff like that just great fun and weirdness and as usual a show stealing spot with his son.

Mandy 111 days ago

Possibly the most laughs you can cram into an hour, but without any actual jukes! Welcome to the genius, rollercoaster world of Tony Law!

Claire Young 119 days ago

I love Tony Law's comedy stylings and I loved this show. I laughed and laughed and laughed some more (and he doesn't avoid doing the odd thinky bit too, that actually makes me stop and think about things too). It's a great way to spend your noontime.

Nick Howells 120 days ago

Another great show from Tony Law, we love him, we’ve seen him live for probably all 9 years we’ve attended the Fringe since 2011 - maybe one year off for Tony? (plus my two previous Dinks viewings). This was up there with his good to great shows, solid 4/5 star for me.

This show, Identifies, takes us from a Russian steamboat tour with Sergeys (and two Vlads), via Trinidad and Tobago, via a 1980s Soviet Union / Canada student exchange, via a London flat with a German shepherd and a rabbit, Yorkshire, the woods of Wales all in Tony's brilliantly absurd manner. The cameo guest act was a really treat with a classic alternative pop anthem.

Monkey Barrel 3, the venue is great, perfect for comedy, good setup, cooler than other rooms, good beers from a small bar. Perfect for the Fringe.

Emma de Loseby 127 days ago

Oh my whadda show! It was better than Woodstock man.

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here. 106 days ago

If you are a fan of semi-organised chaos by a large Canadian madman, you can’t go wrong with this lunch-time extravaganza. Tony tries not to swear (unless it’s in a foreign accent, in which case it doesn’t count apparently), as his son is backstage. The room was full of fans and I recommend getting a ticket as available seats for his show are becoming scarce.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

Law is the unstoppable comedy force and I thought I was the immoveable object but the crazy and the comic, the absurd and the stupidly funny keep on coming and you find yourself giggling helplessly and enjoying the sensation of Tony taking the “funny ideas” bin in his brain and...

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The Telegraph (3/5 stars) 115 days ago

If past shows from this former Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominee have kept the laughter flowing more consistently, the high points here are super, and, as ever, the warm, anything-goes atmosphere Law generates is undeniable.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 120 days ago

Law opens with a raft of self-deprecation, which he then dissects faux-intelligently, leading us through why it is that we are finding it funny. This has become something of a fashion to reveal to the audience that the comedian knew it was a laugh and then explain to us why it is a laugh. This can lead to the feeling of being patronised or put out by the smugness of the comic – however, Tony Law does it with such joyous rebellion, often creasing up at his own bonkers hilarity, that you are with him all the way and the laughs just keep rolling in.

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FringeReview 121 days ago

Most comedians come on stage, introduce themselves, tell stories about their lives, tell some jokes, make some puns and deliver gags. The audience laughs and the comedian leaves, the transaction fairly concluded. Both parties know what is going to happen and are usually, pleased when it does. Tony Law, at...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 124 days ago

With all that’s going on in his life this could have been the year Tony Law wrote something explicitly serious and made a play for the heartstrings. Sober now after 30 years of alcohol abuse, he's just back from visiting his mother over in Canada who now has dementia. While...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 124 days ago

Law explains that only those who love war can be controversial, but he prefers friendship. Thrillingly, we learn, he does time travel, but mostly in the 1840s on a Russian steamboat with his German shepherd - telling jokes to Sergei and Vlad mostly, but he has also been stuck in...

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