"What an amazing performer Anthony King is....saw him at the Funhouse Comedy Club at the Lyric Rooms in Ashby last night and my face is still aching this morning! Thank you!" - Sarah Warner (Ashby)
More to come...
From The Atkinson, Southport (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
From The Kilkenny Cat Laughs weekend...
"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).
"The gags get better and better" WILLIAM COOK, THE GUARDIAN
“King of the one-liners” BBC LONDON LIVE
“Outstanding is Anthony King, an elegantly mournful figure whose timing and delivery of a stream of one-liners and non-sequiteurs are masterly” THE SCOTSMAN
“King offers something of a pot pourri of comedy styles: a good dollop of observational stuff, a generous helping of banter, a dash of spontaneity plus a handful of deadpan one-liners to add spice.
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
“Like a stand-up Rupert Everett (the same dark looks, the same insouciant stage persona) his attitude is take it or leave it – the right attitude for getting laughs….”The Guardian
The juxtaposition of this seemingly conservative character with his calm, sedate manner against the slowly simmering murderous apathy he expresses is quite fascinating. He does it with such humour and aplomb that we want to take that part of ourselves and hold it up to be celebrated. An hour of quick wit, dry humour and unapologetic veracity that will leave you questioning your beliefs and values and laughing as you do. JFS – SGFringe **** 4 stars
“Spot-on musical gags. Hilarious!” - Three Weeks
“Hilariously morbid” - Broadway Baby
“Dark, engaging, morbid and fascinating. He made me feel like I was the only person in the audience and that he was singing to me. Authentic and sharply observed, and uncomfortably HILARIOUS! Thank you Anthony King.” - Fringe Website