Last night saw half Canadian, half Trinidadian, Tony Law play the Hyena Lounge Comedy Club at The Basement.
Making fun of the venue, and with only 2 guys sitting on the front row, his four openings were equally as funny and awkward as each other, as the audience were drawn in to his world of random thoughts.
His jokes known for not really having an ending, and his Gok Wan (“no, Gok, you lost”) joke going on for much longer than previously seen on ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, Tony Law has a different style of stand-up comedy. He seemed to stumble over his lines, forgetting parts and thinking them through as he went, and even admitted that he hadn’t really done the research, but all in a way that you knew it was part of his act.
A refreshing change to the slick and professional style, Tony Law gave the audience some fantastic laughs, delivered in a way that sometimes reminded me of Ron Burgundy in Anchorman. He shows that stand up comedy doesn’t have to be about one-liners or even punch lines, which occasionally he missed out completely… He’s too busy being “dangerous”.