“British stand up welcomes the very clever Anthony Ayton” – Reginald D Hunter
Being a London kid who was the first black guy at an all-white boarding school, Anthony has a unique and hilarious perspective on life which he weaves skillfully with plenty of very funny jokes, getting big laughs with all types of audience.
After winning a public speaking competition (judged by the now disgraced former MP Jonathan Aitken), Anthony decided he would use his debating skills to become a criminal lawyer. His “career” however turned out to be a massive disappointment, nothing like LA Law at all, and with this Anthony finally realised he actually wanted to be a comedian all along. In a short few years he has developed his own comedic voice and is deservedly rising up the comedy ladder.
In November 2021 Anthony came 4th in the incredibly tough British Comedian Of The Year London semi-final which included eventual winner Jeff Innocent and the highly skilled Mike Gunn. He is now getting booked for many of the major clubs in the UK and more than holding his own with circuit headliners and other upcoming acts.
Anthony is available for live comedy, corporate events and acting roles.
“I love Anthony Ayton, he’s clever, a bit cheeky, and bloody funny” – Angela Barnes