‘One of the funniest double acts to grace our stage'.
John Lenahan, Time Out Magazine
Thanks for coming to the show. Hope you enjoyed it. Stage manager has just given me your letter. I do indeed remember you both. Your act was one of the funniest I have ever seen. You are both wonderful. Just getting ready for show 2. Hope you enjoyed the mat.
Review - WIMBORNE COMMUNITY MAGAZINE, 28th November 2002
TheTIVOLI Theatre WIMBORNE
This was a very 'different' comedy magic show. If you can imagine a mixture of Tommy Cooper, Eric Morecombe and Roland Rivron with an exaggerated Italian accent you have Tony Risotto. He was completely endearing and within minutes of his first act had members of the audience mimiking his hilarious affectations. The interaction with his long suffering but enthusiastic belly-dancing assistant, Yasmin, caused many an opportunity for mix-ups and well rehearsed near misses. Their combination of movements, expression and tricks often synchronised with the music was extremely amusing and would not be out of place on a Royal Variety Performance. Yasmin's hypnotic dancing combined with her luxuriously bespangled costumes totally captured the audience. Nothing detracted from the audience's apparant immense enjoyment of the show. That was the first chance I'd had to see the act and would certainly choose to see them again.
E-mails following Ferneham Hall performance of this show
to you to thank you both for one of the most enjoyable performances we
have seen for many a year. Glad we obtained front row slap in the middle
seats so we could join in with the audience participation. Brilliant,
we had a real good old belly laugh, variety at its best. PLEASE COME BACK
From your BIG FANS Jill and Fred, Portchester
- I was absolutely awestruck at seeing your performance last night ...
you were brilliant! I'm very much interested to perhaps do some workshops,
or come to your classes, but definitely I would like both of your videos
so as to practice some of those fantastic moves. Thank you for giving
us a wonderful show, for me the highlight of the year, of that I'm sure."
"...saw the show last night with a friend. We both enjoyed the show very much. Tony is very saucy and funny, and you looked beautiful and your dancing and costumes were lovely. You both must have a lot of fun together and it shows".
Sandra Thibault, Chandlers Ford