About Me: Tony Burgess

Tony Burgess is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in Manchester:

With his instantly engaging stage persona, Tony Burgess weaves carefully crafted gags into sometimes surreal stories about northern family life, which for over 25 years has proved a hit with crowds on the UK comedy circuit.

great, well crafted gags” The Guardian

“kitchen sink surrealism” The Big Issue 

A successful writer, Tony has written sitcoms for BBC 1/BBC 3 and Radio 4; his plays have been staged at The Royal Exchange Studio Theatre in Manchester and he’s written jokes for many big name comedians such as Steve Coogan and John Bishop. Tony also managed to get a writing credit on Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit, so even his kids now believe that he’s got a proper job.

“finds the comic and absurd in sometimes difficult situations” The Big Issue

“fantastically rude from start to finish” Student direct

(I’m not that rude to be honest, but I like the quote because the word rude has always made me fucking piss.)

As an actor you may recognise Tony from his role in the Johnny Vegas led BBC3 comedy Ideal where he played DJ Troy, Moz’s crazy, vinyl obsessed brother; or maybe you’ve seen DJ Troy’s latest reincarnation in the recent webseries DJ Troy: The Siege Of Troy.

 **If you want more info, there’s a long downloadable biog here