Tony Basnett 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.

"He makes naturally funny look effortless" Patrick Monahan
"undoubtedly funny with a healthy dose of confidence. excellent" Gigglebeats
"Genuinely rib-tickling material coupled with an effortlessly confident yet reassuringly laid-back demeanour, Mr Basnett is a compelling and welcome addition to any evening of quality stand-up." Spotlight Comedy

You can follow Tony on Twitter @tonybasnett