"He makes naturally funny look effortless"
"Undoubtedly funny with a healthy dose of confidence"
Tony started his stand up career 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.
He’s reached the final of numerous competitions including Comedy Central Student of the Year, Beat the Frog World Series, Harrogate Comedian of the Year and Preston Comedian of the Year.
Tony’s specialty is music festivals, where he has built up a reputation as being a solid pair of hands, performing at Kendall Calling, 2000 Trees, YNot, Blissfields and Cock Rock and has 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