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Who’s That Guy?…

Tony is the only half Spanish half Scottish hybrid working comic in the world. Born in Malaga he was subsequently raised in the Costa Del Preston, Lancashire. When he was only a toddler his Father looked around saw the sea, the sand and the sunshine of the Andalucian coast and thought “we need to be nearer Wigan Pier”.

He has been touring the comedy scene since early 2005 performing across the UK and internationally. Tony has enjoyed recognition as a comedian and notably comedy compere of renown.

He is best known for the way he seamlessly mixes well thought out observational humour with audience interaction and quick witted responses. His life and interests are wide ranging, and so is his material, all performed in a warm, friendly and non-offensive style. When hosting festivals and corporate events Tony’s confident effervescent persona has been found ideal for engaging  crowds in their 100’s and 1000’s.

Well aware of social and political issues Tony has been called upon to entertain at many high profile events for charities such as Christian Aid, Oxfam, Fairtrade Foundation and TearFund. He’s also been the tour support act for TV acts such as Jimmy Cricket and Tim Vine. He has performed for TV & Radio and was even called upon to be the warm up comedian for BBC’s  Songs of Praise (a low point in his career).

 

“A Great Show the assured Tony Vino copes with a mixed audience really well” Kate Copstic, The Scotsman

“The compère Tony Vino was excellent” 3 Weeks

“****” The Scotsman & 3 weeks (2010 Edinburgh Show)

“Uplifting style, great delivery and consistently funny throughout” Sam Walker, BBC Manchester

“Tony is very funny, a class act and always comes up with the goods” Darren Goddard, Greenbelt Festival Events

“Funny, straight-talking. Not afraid to dabble with religious issues, silly not sacrilegious.” Tim Park BBC Website

“Warm, engaging, funny and likeable, everything you want in a comedian” Lunacy Comedy

“Tony was delightful, he had 1000 people fully engaged and laughing throughout” Paul Jennings, ASDA Head of Communications

“Comedy that’s life affirming” BBC1 Heaven & Earth Show

“You don’t always get such complete honesty from a comedian” Three Weeks

“Socially aware inoffensive fun” The List

“Such a class act” Steve Legg, Sorted Magazine

“Tony Vino makes me laugh on and off stage. He’s always funny and has some of the same letters as my name”. Tim Vine

“Tony is a clean, fresh, family-friendly comedian. And there’s More; like my boots Tony knows how to give a joke welly!” Jimmy Cricket

 

Tony Vino Biog