This is the home page of comedian Anthony King.
Anthony lives in Leicestershire and performs stand-up comedy nationwide.
Below: Anthony performing at The Wilderness Festival (Aug 3rd, 2017) Photo by Adele Browne.
Right: The line up for Fitz Fest (Stourbridge) Thursday 7th June 2018
Below below: Anthony's page in a new book 'Joker Face' by Steve Best.
About Anthony's inclusion: "..You have one of my favourite jokes in the book" - Steve Best.
L to R: Anthony, Paul Sinha (The Sinnerman), Wayne Beese and Nick page
Anthony has been a fixture on the U.K. comedy scene for nearly 30 years playing top U.K. Clubs, Theatres, Arts Centres and at Festivals. His unique dead-pan style was honed in the late 80's/early 90's in London before the circuit expanded to what it is today. At home with a quiet listening audience and the bustle of a rowdy club, with a set full of punchlines.
"It’s the one-liners that set him apart. Sparse, efficient, unexpected – and often with a delicious twinge of underlying nastiness – each one is an elegant example of perfect joke construction….” - chortle.co.uk
Stand-Up with Guitar
In the last few years, Anthony has started writing songs and now has a 'song sets' as well as a stand-up sets. "Some clubs are more suited to stand-up and some prefer the stand-up and songs. It's great to be able to do both".
"Anthony King was the slow-burner of the weekend, his psycho songs creepier than most in the overcrowded genre of lovelorn, guitar strumming weirdos. The prissily sneery, camp inflection of his threats remained with you long after he left the stage" - Jay Richardson - The British Comedy Guide (June 4, 2013).