Anthony King is an outwardly normal looking bloke who turned to comedy after he was disowned by the Catholic Church for confessing in too much detail. Having finally found a use for his twisted sense of humour, Anthony has gone on to perform at all the major comedy clubs across the UK and beyond, including performances in Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. On stage, he has supported Lee Evans, Eddie Izzard and Jo Brand to name just a few.
Anthony’s devilishly droll deadpan humour, masterful timing and delivery of a stream of one-liners combine to make him one of the most polished performers on the circuit. His act is a combination of his own true-life experiences mixed in with a whole bunch of lies.
As well as his stand-up performances, Anthony is also well known for his writing skills. Credits include a sketch show for Granada, a series of bizarre short stories and a pilot sitcom for Radio 4. Anthony was also chosen to be part of The Comedy Factory, which was a team of writers brought together by Carlton and KDR Productions to develop and script various ideas for television. Projects included a sketch show, a quiz show, a cabaret show, a sitcom and a very tongue-in-cheek documentary.
After being approached by the city council, Anthony has been setting up courses of comedy workshops in his home town of Leicester. These workshops have been running since 2003, have proved to be hugely popular and have already produced comedians that have gone on to perform to critical acclaim, both nationwide and locally. Anthony has also been heavily involved in The Leicester Comedy Festival and won an award for best contribution to the festival in 2006 for setting up a venue for new comedians.