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"Having seen Simon perform many times I have been incredibly impressed with his unique talent. From everything I have seen Simon is truly a gifted comedian."
- Robin Williams
 

"Wicked fucking funny."
- Doug Stanhope
 

"I’ve also been listening to some early Jonathan Winters and I could not help but notice King has the same kind of mental agility as Winters, also has a talent for noises and voices, and just about the same kind of focus or lack thereof."
- The Serious Comedy Site

 

"Finally, Simon King entered the room and, almost as soon as he started speaking, the crowd was roaring with laughter. And the laughter never quieted. King is pure genius.... He never comes off as arrogant, but simply remains likable. And when he topped of his time with a message to the audience about the way people need to be living their lives, it was a poignant moment that proved he cares about what he does. He doesn’t take the stage for granted. He uses it to make us laugh and make us think. And that comparison to George Carlin is not to be taken lightly. King could very well become as influential to comedy as Carlin was."

"It’s not very often a comedian comes along who can perform and write that well. Simon King is a rare talent."
- The Comedy Killers

 

Bio

Simon King utterly changes a room when he takes the stage. He is easily described as one of the most powerful, moving and significant comedians working anywhere today. His high energy, aggressive, intelligent and edgy comedy style makes him nothing short of a force of nature. Known for his explosive performance that marries sharp socially conscious material with a keen point of view Simon goes flat out with hilarious and game changing results. A prolific writer and tireless performer he is constantly honing his skills and pushing his own limits often to the tune of over four hundred shows a year. From the middle of everywhere to the middle of nowhere you’re sure to find him screaming the gospel of common sense at the top of his lungs most every night of the week. Equally at home in dive bars and theatres he commands the room, owns the crowd and blows the doors off no matter where he is.

Being the kind of comedian that comes along maybe once in a generation will get you noticed. It wasn’t long before he was being invited to play some of the world’s most prestigious comedy competitions and festivals. From his appearances at: the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, the Seattle International Comedy Competition, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Edmonton Comedy Festival, The Vancouver International Comedy Festival and The Just For Laughs Festival to his breakout performances at the prestigious HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the HBO, TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas: It’s undeniable he’s made a name for himself.

In 2010 Simon recorded his first full length album, UNFAMOUS, with Los Angeles based American comedy recording label Uproar Entertainment. In addition to being extremely well received critically, making numerous top ten lists, UNFAMOUS still enjoys regular airplay on Sirius/XM satellite radio, Pandora radio and numerous independent comedy stations throughout North America. With numerous national television credits to his name including his own one hour special on the Comedy Network and CTV and a show stopping sets at both the CBC Winnipeg comedy gala and The Club Soda series at Just For Laughs he’s undeniably an emerging comedy superstar.

His unmistakable mind blowing style, powerful commanding stage presence and lightning wit will win you over but the sheer hilarity and spontaneity of his performance will keep you coming back for more. From the simple to the surreal, from topical to absurd there's no doubt that Simon King is like nothing else in the comedy world.