Right from primary school, Mike King knew he was a funny guy. Although his two-man stand up routine at Whenuapai Primary came to an abrupt halt when his partner changed schools, Mike continued on as a solo performer, single-handedly bringing school assemblies to an end.
It was a $400 bet with a barman that first saw Mike hit the stage. Mike King did a six-minute stint on stage and received a standing ovation from the audience. Returning back into the audience to collect his winnings, he met an Englishman who argued with him about whether this was really his first time on stage. In the end the Englishman told him “If that’s your first time, you’re going to be famous”. It turned out that Mike had been arguing with none other than Ben Elton, well-known writer and comedian.
After suffering a life-threatening stroke Mike has had new lease on life; he has gave up drinking and smoking and takes better care of himself. He spending more time with family and friends and is looking into new outlets of life such as becoming a wedding celebrant.
Mike is also looking for ways to share his new life approach with the people he cares about, and is helping many suffering from mental illness and drug addictions. Mike’s unique brand of humour plus his personal experiences give him a very special talent to help people in need.
Mike’s humour is well received by a wide range of audiences – no stone left unturned, no culture left unbruised. Mike King is hard, funny, astute, sharp and unforgiving.