Tony Cowards: Daft Pun

The title says it all: this is a seriously ‘punny’ show. Tony Cowards is an excellent joke-writer, and in this show, over the course of 55 minutes, he lets loose a wild torrent of puns and cheeky one-liners. You’ll laugh. You’ll cringe. You’ll definitely have a good time.

Often hilarious and unpredictable

While most of the jokes are just cheeky puns – many so cheeky that you might think to yourself “I can’t believe that I’m laughing at this” – they’re still very funny, and he manages to keep his set unexpected and consistently hilarious. In his show, Cowards also shows some drawings that he’s done, which are also funny and pun-fun in their own right. If you’re a fan of comedy along the lines of Demetri Martin, you’ll probably love Tony Cowards.

In Daft Pun, Cowards also manages to incorporate the audience in his set really well. He’ll ask people what they do for a living, then make a ‘punny’ jokes about their work or about their life, often in ways that you aren’t expecting. He has a quick, bubbly delivery, and is a delight to watch perform. His style is also very conversational and playful, and as a whole his performance felt very intimate and fun.

If you don’t like silly puns then you probably won’t like Tony Cowards and if you don’t like cheeky one-liners then this is not the show for you. However, if you are looking for puns, and a performance that is often hilarious and unpredictable, you’ll definitely enjoy this great set by Tony Cowards. 

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The Blurb

If you're a fan of puns and are up all night for good fun, prepare to get lucky as Tony Cowards, 'The Punosaurus' (List), 'The best joke writer around' (GQ), 'A beaut of a one-liner merchant' (, brings his hilarious new show, Daft Pun, to the Edinburgh Fringe. An hour of great gags, playful puns and witty wordplay. If laughter is the best medicine, then Tony is a veritable pharmacy of comedy.

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