January 24, 2020, 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm | Friday
Program Fee: $20
"From everything I have seen, Simon King is truly a gifted comedian. I have been incredibly impressed with his unique talent." - Robin Williams
Simon King completely changes a room when he takes the stage. Aggressive, truly insightful and possessing a unique explosive delivery all his own he bombards the audience with intelligent and flat out hilarious material at break neck speed. This coupled with his ability to seamlessly insert characters, impressions and improvisation means he’s unlike anything else in the stand up comedy world.
Being the kind of comic that comes along maybe once in a generation gets you noticed. It wasn’t long before he was being invited to play some of the world’s most prestigious comedy competitions and festival. From his appearances at: the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, the Seattle International Comedy Competition, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Edmonton Comedy Festival, FunnyFest Calgary, The Moncton Comedy Festival, The Vancouver International Comedy Festival, The NorthWest Comedy Fest, The Kuala Lumpur Comedy Fest, Virgin Music 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: he’s made a huge impact wherever he’s been.
A workhorse and veteran performer with more than a decade and a half in stand up under his belt Simon has played everything from theatres to comedy clubs to dive bars. With numerous national television appearances including Comedy Network, CBC, CTV, TBS, Comedy Central to name a few and regular radio play on both terrestrial and satellite radio it seems only a matter of time before this grass roots superstar becomes a household name.
His unmistakable style, commanding stage presence and lightning wit will win you over but the scope, meaning and sheer hilarity of his material will blow your mind. There is no question that Simon King is an absolute force of nature.
"....a force on stage: he gives it to you straight with explosive delivery and his humour always makes you think. Think George Carlin meets Sam Kinison." - The Georgia Straight
"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
Opening Act: Juan Forno
Juan Forno is an up and coming Calgary based comedian who brings his unique perspective on life as a Latino-Canadian to the stage. Using his skill of storytelling he brings to life the comedic nature of everything from being a godfather to the daily struggles of life as a millennial. With a heart of gold and passion for philanthropy, you won’t want to miss him.