Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Tony Law: Page 2 of 2

6. What do your parents/children (delete as applicable) think of your job?
 
They all think it's silly. But they aren't old enough to know how important what I do is. 
 
7. What’s the worst thing about being a comedian?
 
Nothing worst. It's a privilege. Bloody incredible making a living out of your mental illness. 
 
8. I think you are very good at what you do (that’s why I’m asking these questions). What do you think of you?
 
Only now do I realise I'm super good at it. And with the material I give myself to perform with I must conclude I'm amazing. You need funny bones to sell my stuff. 
 
9. How much do you earn and how much would you like to earn?
 
A pittance. I need more. Mediocre people are hoovering up too much coin. 
 
10. How important is luck in terms of career success – have you had lucky breaks?
 
Probably really important. None yet.  Mind you I wasn't functioning on all cylinders until this last year. 
 
11. Alan Davies has said that comedians fall into two categories - golfers and self-harmers. The former just get on with life, the latter are tortured artists. Which are you – or do you think you fit into a third category?
 
Was the latter. Moving towards the former. Golf is Shit though. That was a clever line of his. 
 
12. Who is your favourite person ever and why – not including family or friends or other comedians?
 
Guy Lafleur. I was a kid. He was great. Made it look easy. But behind it all he worked like a demon. Never showed how hard he worked. But did.  
 
 
13. Do you keep your drawers tidy and if not why not? (please think long and hard about this question, it's to settle an argument with my girlfriend. The future of our relationship could depend on your response).
 
No.  I don't. If I gave over to my instinct my drawers would be tidy but too tidy. It would dominate my life. They would need to be the tidiest in the history of drawers.  So I leave it. 
 
Tony Law: Absurdity for the Common People is at The Stand from Aug 3 - 28. Tickets here.

 

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