Anthony has just finished mentoring and work-shopping for the Leicester Stand-Up Challenge 2018 which culminated in a final show at Leicester's Y Theatre on November 7th. The eventual winner on the night was Max Galt.

98 shows have been programmed for The Leicester Comedy Festival in February 2019. Details will be announced shortly.

The 1st Crop's Circle Show!

Anthony will be hosting as his alter-ego Cropston Fairweather (A singer of daft and not so daft, sometimes, songs. His guests are Rob Gee, Tony Cowards and Rosie Palmer. The show is being recorded at The tap & Barrel in Wigston, Leicestershire on Sunday 2nd December at 1pm and is expected to be a sell out!

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Photos. 


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.

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L to R: Anthony, Paul Sinha (The Sinnerman), Wayne Beese and Nick page



Stand-Up

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).