Boy am I happy to see you....
Thanks for popping by the site of comedian Tony Vino. Have a look around and once you have either bought something or booked to come see me live you are free to leave.
What I Get Up To
In between breathing these are the main things I do in order to existentially justify myself….
I have been a pro stand-up for over 14 years now. So long I’m no longer qualified to do anything else. Lets hope artificial intelligence doesn’t advance to the point where there are cybernetic comedians or I’m out of a job.
I run workshops on performance techniques as well as joke writing. Usually in a group but I can work with people one on one if you don’t like crowds (although that could make performing an issue).
That’s my fancy word for booking comedians to perform at shows. I’ve been running comedy nights for as long as I’ve been a comedian. 100’s of shows up and down the country in theatres, bars, festivals and sporting venues. My agency is called Just Fair Laughs, check it out.
It's a Guy Thing
Outside of comedy I run a couple of annual men’s retreats focused on well-being and community. Space for guys to talk, pray and get out into nature. Its called Journey Into The Wild and is held at 4 retreat centres. It should really be called Journey Into the countryside with good access to local amenities but that didn’t strike me as manly enough.
From Stage to Page
Outside of the 30 minutes I spend on stage two or three times a week I manage to carve out time to write about stuff (I know what an achiever!). Here are a selection of my latest writings…lets call it The Incomplete Works of Vino.
Calling All Blokes
I’m hosting a monthly gathering of men who want go deep, share stories, listen to poetry and music. It’s Called Men Behaving Vulnerably. Check it out.
Clean but not hygenic....
Early in my career I decided it would be a good move to make my act clean. No Effing and Jeffing, or crude material. It has paid off because it means I play a wide range of venues from shows in comedy clubs, to churches, holiday resorts and after dinner events. I even have a comedy show for kids.