Casting Information

Playing age range 24 – 30
Height 6′ 2″ (188 m)
Driving Licence Full UK Licence
Hair Colour Brown
Eye Colour Green
Build Slim

www.tonybasnett.com

@tonybasnett

FROG & BUCKET WORLD SERIES 2014 FINALIST

PRESTON COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR  2012 FINALIST

HARROGATE COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2014 FINALIST

COMEDY CENTRAL STUDENT COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR  2011 FINALIST

FUNHOUSE COMEDY ‘CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS’ FINALIST 2011

AAA STAND UP SHOWCASE 2017

Tony started his stand up career whilst studying at Leeds Met University back in 2008. Originally from Hartlepool and now residing in Manchester Tony has taken the circuit by storm.  Described as an upbeat and playful comic, Tony has been seen across the country at top comedy clubs as well as performing at some of the UK’s major music festivals. With a mischievous and positive style that will get any crowd to warm to his charm.

Not content with just performing Tony started running award nominated comedy nights under the name Trapdoor Comedy Clubs. This allowed him to work with some of the biggest names on the comedy circuit including the likes of Chris Ramsey, Glenn Wool & Jon Richardson to name a few. His comedy clubs also allowed him to establish himself as a very strong an competent MC.

Tony’s specialty is music festivals, where he has built up a reputation as being a solid pair of hands. Now a resident MC for Beat Herder Tony has also performed at Kendall Calling, 2000 Trees, YNot, Blissfields, Cock Rock & hosts the annual CEX employees festival. Tony is also a natural at the comedy festivals having had sell out shows for his solo show Tony Basnett – Always Lands On His Feet at the Manchester Fringe 2015, Nottingham Comedy Festival 2015 & The Daves Leicester Comedy Festival 2016

Tony can currently be seen performing for prestigious clubs & bookers including: Jongleurs, Kill For A Seat, Manfords Comedy Clubs, Buzz Comedy Clubs, The Stand, Toby Jones, Alexanders, Hilarity Bites, Baby Blue & XS Malarkey to name but a few.

PRESS

“undoubtedly funny with a healthy dose of confidence” Gigglebeats