+3 Interview: Tony Cowards: Punderdog

“The show is debuting in Edinburgh and then I’m performing it at various other festivals around the UK.”

WHO: Tony Cowards, Performer/writer

WHAT: “‘The best joke writer around’ (GQ) returns to Edinburgh with his new show bursting at the seams with glorious gags, preposterous puns and witty one-liners. Punderdog is the follow up to last year’s hilarious Daft Pun, which featured in the Top Jokes of the Fringe for The Scotsman, The Daily Mirror, The Evening Standard and The I newspaper. If you like your comedy fast and furious, daft and silly (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?), then ‘you’ll definitely enjoy this!’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘A brilliant joke-teller’ (FiveAA.com.au, Adelaide Fringe). After all, everyone loves a punderdog.”

WHERE: Just the Tonic at The Mash House (Venue 288)

WHEN: 16:00 (55 min)

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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?

This is my 5th time performing at the Fringe.

I took three shows up between 2007 and 2009 and then after a long break I returned last year with my show Daft Pun which was well received and I got invited to perform it at the Adelaide Fringe earlier this year.

I think the break did me good as last year was by far my favourite Fringe, I enjoyed doing my show, I had lots of fun doing other spots and it didn’t rain too much!

Tell us about your show.

My show is called “Punderdog” and it’s a collection of silly jokes and daft anecdotes, there’s no real theme other than it’s funny and is guaranteed to make you laugh.* It is written, produced and performed by myself, Tony Cowards, so if anything goes wrong I have no one to blame but myself.

The show is debuting in Edinburgh and then I’m performing it at various other festivals around the UK, it will be available for a World Tour if any promoters or wealthy patrons are reading this.

*Guarantee is not legally binding

What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?

In all honesty they should get out and see as much as possible but if they’re fans of one-liners and silly wordplay then I would recommend Bec Hill and her show Out of Order.


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