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Coming soon to a venue near you! (provided you live close to Leicester City Centre) The Ownership (Certificate 15b) the new hour long show from Anthony King including his anger at the Richard III quarrel with York along with songs and stand-up.
New CD Out now! Anthony has brought out an hour long CD that includes a 40 minute bonus disc for purchase for yourself or an ideal gift for someone with a dark and dry sense of humour but WARNING! IT CONTAINS BLOODY VIOLENCE AND SWEARING.

Comedian with Guitar is available to buy at gigs for £10 or online below at £11.50 including p&p and you can have it signed or not. Track listing here.
Comedian with Guitar plus bonus disc Other Versions in Alternate Places contains 48 tracks of songs and interspersed with stand-up. It features a set from The Atkinson in Southport recorded on August 3rd, 2013 along with excerpts from many other venues.

The CD comes in a double CD jewel case and no animals were hurt in it's production.

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Comedian with Guitar plus Bonus CD

News: and Happy New Year!
The month of January gets off to a slow start but things are starting to stir. First of there's a couple of gigs for Screaming Blue Murder and a lot of writing and rehearsig for The Ownership (See below) but also COMPETITION NEWS!. Anthony has been selected in the final 40 acts to compete in the Musical Comedy Awards 2014. Anthony is in the third heat on January 25th at The Black Heart (Concert Venue) 2-3 Greenland Place, Camden NW1. 
News: Standup Challenge. In the last few days, Anthony has completed a series of one-to-one mentoring sessions for a standup challenge organised by Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival. The seven competitors, including solicitors, journalists and a Leicester Tiger's Rugby player will be attending a workshop on Tuesday 19th November and then will perform 5 minutes each at show on Tuesday 26th November at Leicester's Y Theatre. It's all in aid of charity. More details here. Tickets here.

Workshops/Mentoring: Anthony is available for one-to-one workshopping/mentoring for anyone who is interested in developing their stand-up comedy or wants to improve their presentation skills.
For more details email

News: The Ownership - tickets now on sale!
Tickets are now on sale for Anthony's new show at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2014. The venue is The Kayal on Granby Street the date is Feb 15th, time 7.50pm
tickets here:
The Ownership Tickets.

The first limited edition CD (Live in a Village) has now sold out except for a handful of copies that will be sold at this week's gigs only (w/c 11.11.13). A new CD is in the making and should be out soon.

New (short) Review:

From The Atkinson, Southport supporting Justin Moorehouse (3.8.13)

"Following a warming introduction to the evening from Damion Larkin, the audience relaxed as the compere introduced comedian Anthony King to the stage.
For someone outwardly unsuspecting and seemingly ordinary, King delivered an act that was full of surprises. He paired devilish one-liners with endearing guitar performances and his impeccable delivery had the audience waiting for every punch-line." - puravidastudent.wordpress.com

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2014  ***UPDATE***
Anthony is performing two shows at next year's Leicester Comedy Festival. A new show called The Ownership on Saturday 15th February (7.50pm) and a show featuring the best songs and stand-up from the previous two years at the festival called My Pet Centipede (after his first written comedy song) to be performed on Sunday 23rd at 4.40pm. The venue is The Kayal.

News: This November, Anthony will be returning to workshopping with Dave's Leicester Comey Festival for a project involving getting some business and sports people to the stage for a show at The Y Theatre. Both Rugby and Football players from the city's two major teams will be taking part and be mentored by Anthony under "crash course" conditions. 

News: The new show mentioned below is underway and has the new working title "The Ownership". Check back frequently for new working titles and if you have any suggestions, then suggest at standupanthony@hushmail.com - subject "show title".

New Show: Work on a new show has begun. The working title is Inside Out and new songs and words are being written. It's hoped that the show will be ready to debut at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival in Feb 2014.

News: CD!
Anthony has produced a low-key, rough-demo (although clear recording), limited edition CD (Limted to 90). It's a simple live collection of some of the favourite (and some newer) songs recorded at an intimate village hall venue in Leicestershire. There are no enhancements to the sound so it's as raw and up close as you can get, with the odd mistake to keep things extra real. There are plans for a bigger project in the pipeline but in the meantime, this is a great introduction to Anthony's songs and style. x

CD feedback: Whoever you are BUY it. Very, very funny. I also had the privilege of being in the audience when it was recorded. - Mark Weston - Lutterwoth, Leics.

News: £1200 was raised for Leicester Charity Link at a show programmed by Anthony. Anthony headlined a bill of comedians that included Matt richardson, Jane Hill, Joe Bromehead , Matt Holmes and Scott Bennett. This is the third year Anthony has been invloved in the charity night.
Five nights in beautiful Kilkenny at the Sky Cat Laughs Festival are over. Great shows with Judah Friedlander and David O'Doherty completed. Back to the UK and working on new songs and stand-up. Photos of Kilkenny on facebook page.

On the streets of Kilkenny

The Cat Laughs Kilkenny Comedy Festival has announced it's line-up for 2013. The programme features Anthony alongside a string of great comedians including Rich Hall, Marcus Brigstock, David O'Doherty and Kevin Bridges to name a few. The festival runs from May 30th - June 3rd. Cat Laughs Website.
On July 6th, Anthony has been invited back to do his full Not Normal show at The Ropetackle Centre in Shoreham-by-Sea. It will be his 4th visit to the venue in just over two years and will feature the addition of some favourites from Songs Of Love And Death. Tickets.
Anthony was a runner-up in the Best New Show category at this year's Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival. The award went to the very talented and Brett Goldstein who recently appeared in the TV series Derek.
Anthony has been invited to appear in this year's Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival in May. The whole team are very excited about this trip to one of the most pretigious festivals in the world.
The award nominated "Not Normal" will be performed at The Guildhall, Leicester on April 24th and will feature his new song "Richard" as well as favourites like Rainbow, My Pet Centipede, The River, Shake Me When I'm Dead and Sorry.

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In Other News:
Anthony has been invited to perform at this year's The Cat Laughs Festival in Kilkenny at the end of May.
New Songs include: Richard, Sexist World, Academic Competition.

Workshops and Mentoring

Anthony leads workshops in stand-up comedy and also provides personal mentoring to comedians and to professionals wishing to improve their communication/speaking skills. There are no workshops planned at present but if you want to enquire about either, please email standupanthony@hushmail.com with Workshops/Mentoring in the subject field.