Clemmie Melvin spends 2 minutes with stand-up comedian Tony Law who has just kick-started his UK tour, “Tony Law: A Law Unto His-Elf What Welcome”’.
CM: If you could perform anywhere in the world, in any particular venue, where would you choose?
TL: The Royal Albert Hall. I have performed there once before for the Teenage Cancer Trust, and it was awesome.
CM: Hecklers: love or hate them?
TL: I don’t really get them. Its old fashioned, so I am not bothered by them. I don’t like them. They don’t help.
CM: Who is your favourite comedian right now?
TL: Right now? Apart from myself?
CM: Yes, apart from yourself (sorry).
TL: Sean Lock.
CM: I saw your show called “Nonsense Overdrive” at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013. I loved it. It was quite… absurd! Where do you find the inspiration for your stand up material?
TL: Just my life. My whole life up until now. Where I have travelled, what I have read, what I have seen, or my family. Just from the world really.
CM: How much of your performances are improvised? And how much of your performances are scripted?
TL: They are about 80% scripted and 20% improvised.
CM: If you could have one guest star on your tour, who would it be? They can be dead or alive.
TL: It would be Mary Beard, the Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge.
*Cue shocked reaction from CM*
CM: Really? I have to read quite a lot of her work for my Art History degree!
TL: Really? Well she is wonderful.
CM: For people who are coming to your show on Sunday, or who have bought tickets for other venues on your tour, what should they expect?
TL: To come out feeling amazing and not necessarily knowing why.
CM: Thank you Tony!
TL: Thank you Clemmie!
Tony Law is performing at the Exeter Phoenix on Sunday 5th March. Tickets are available at http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/tony-law/ .