Tony Burgess

Stand Up Comedian, writer, actor.

Tony Burgess is a stand up comic and writer of the seven part sitcom ‘The Visit’ broadcast on BBC1 and BBC3. You may also recognise him from Ideal (BBC3) where he played DJ  Moz’s (Johnny Vegas) vinyl obsessed brother Troy and contributed on writing duties. Tony co-wrote the Sony award winning Radio 4 comedy “The Nightclass” with Johnny Vegas and Tony Pitts, and has written plays for the Manchester Royal Exchange Studio Theatre. “I’m probably not old enough yet to be a veteran, I’ve been called a “stalwart” and a “regular fixture” on the Manchester comedy scene. I’m a legend in my own house, my cat thinks I’m great and my girlfriend and kids tolerate my strange comedy ways.” “Always clever often hilarious…..” (The Scotsman) “The Clown Prince of Manchester scallies…..” (The Times.) “A demon set and staggering stage presence…” (The Big Issue.) “Superb comic with a streetwise swagger”        (Chorlton Web) “dry as a bone mancunian comic”    (The Scotsman)

Various quotes from reviews of The Visit:
“Tony Burgess’s excellently written comedy is made up of one sharp line after another”  (The Guardian) 
“The writing is sharp, the cast seem at ease with their characters and the tone is warm enough to mean this comedy never feels bleak. A quality prospect.” (The Sunday Times) “These characters are like the convicts of porridge merged with the Office crew. Where the verbal fun is twisted and irreverent the giggles quickly creep up on you.”  (The Observer.) “If you like your laughs tinged with the acerbic bite of reality then Tony Burgess’s series should hit the spot.” (The Observer)“Around the simple premise, writer Tony Burgess sets up a series of blink and you’ll miss ‘em one liners, managing to draw soap sized story arcs for his characters with deceptive ease…” (The Times) “Sharp wit and Knowing characterisations…this looks destined to be another winner for BBC3…” (The Sunday Telegraph.)