Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 221 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Some good old fashioned comedy gold for you this episode, as Pip is joined by Anglo-Canadian sensation Tony Law!
Well - it would be a lie to say the entire episode is 100% comedy… While Tony is heavily schooled in the trade of standup and panel, his life hasn’t been one long standing ovation by any means. Prepare for some hard hitting reflections from a man who has fought the real fight with alcoholism and addiction, bridge burning, and all that entails, while dealing with almost becoming homeless and losing a LOT. I mean, don’t be put off by that - you’ll be listening to the story of a man who has come through that with a confident outlook and a tale that can surely inspire and instil that same positivity in any one of us. And who can resist that accent too, come on now. So join Pip and Tony as they get down to business on such topics as how Tony tracked Pip down, rebuilding his life after sobriety and the steps involved in doing so, being wilfully obtuse as a comedian as a strategy, the underground vs the mainstream (ah that old chestnut), chasing the England punk ideal, his background in history tours and how that sharpened his improv tools, also how becoming sober sharpened his comedy tools, and overall becoming better through bad experiences. A lot going on but certainly a truly interesting story and one that will inspire and uplift. Listen in.
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