Tony Law is performing A Lost Show at the Monkey Barrel Comedy Club during August.

  • What is your Fringe show about?

I’ve cheated and asked a friend what they thought it was about. But I’m going to pretend it was me.

It’s about how you’re tired of ‘repenting for your sins’ (alcoholism blah) and you know that you’ve also made amazing things happen and that amazing thing have happened to you. So you are trying to remember them all so you can cherish them and not just forget your past.

It has strong parallels to the Greek tragedies. Including the white face paint I think (??) You have the prologue where you outline the backstory, the musical interludes (not choral but still), the protagonist who experiences hubris, catharsis - you are the flawed hero.

So that. But funny mostly.

  • How many times/many years have you appeared at the Fringe?

Fourteen times over 19 years.

  • What’s your most memorable moment from the Fringe?

The parade in Simon Munnery’s league against tedium in 2000. Inspiring.

  • What’s the worst thing about the Fringe?

The rents. The feeling you are being ripped off.

  • If you were not a performer what would you be doing?

My dream would be a history teacher. But my qualifications mean probably a truck driver. Which is cool too.

  • How do you prepare for a performance?

I like to be alone in my head and getting changed into a costume. 7 Favourite thing about being in Edinburgh?

Scots. They/you all seem to like my version of absurdity.

  • What’s the most Scottish thing you’ve ever done?

Voted remain.

  • Favourite Scottish food/drink?

Steak and scotch. Though I’m banned from scotch now.

  • Sum up your show in three words

Odd. Art. Funny.

Tony Law is performing A Lost Show at the Monkey Barrel Comedy Club during August. For tickets, visit

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