When Mike King takes to the stage expect a belly-laugh comedy routine flying in the face of today’s so-called political correctness. But the non-p.c. act is more coincidental than intentional. Mike presents a hilarious yet honest portrayal of Kiwi life as he sees it.
In January 1997 he was voted Comedian of the Year by Metro Magazine readers with only two years of stand-up comedy under his belt. In that short time Mike was invited to perform at the prestigious Montreal and Melbourne Comedy Festivals. He has also performed in London and Amsterdam, has toured New Zealand extensively, and regularly entertains at Auckland’s comedy venues.
Mike’s television career began with his cameo role on sketch show “Comedy Central". His portrayal of the “sun-glass wearing, leather jacket clad Maori fella” introduced television viewers to Mike King’s candid and controversial humour previously reserved for stand-up audiences.
Subsequent television shows have helped to establish Mike King as a household name, including annual appearances on the LAUGH! Festival Charity Gala, host of “Pulp Comedy”, co-host of Kiwi “Bloopers and Practical Jokers” and a regular on "Game of Two Halves"
Mike’s candid routine has led him to become somewhat of a social commentator and he is often asked to take part in documentaries, news shows and debates.
He regularly delivers a motivational message to High School students about setting and achieving goals drawing on his own life experiences as well as delivering hundreds of addresses each year to communities on suicide, depression and addiction using his personal experiences mixed with his inimitable humour.
Mike is strongly sought after as a guest speaker and master of Ceremonies for corporate and private functions.