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Tony Law: A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome

- March 20, 2017

Tony Law attacks the stage with fervent brio: flying off on tangents that are often funnier than the vague main act itself. I for one could stand to hear an upset Englishman bemoaning the state of foreign architecture for a whole evening, if it’s done through the eloquent, barmy filter of Tony Law. The act is not focused in a traditional way, with distractions and seemingly off the cuff stories taking up far more time than any clear main bits. The denouement at the end of the show was a memorable payoff however, reflecting the intelligent comedic craftsmanship beneath the haphazard humour. Melancholy moments behind the “mask” of his act further enriched a bewitching evening of comedy.

The Old Market, 19 March 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆
Joe Fuller

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