Mike King : Something Funny Happened on the Way
Mike King is probably New Zealand's best known stand-up comedian, with numerous live and TV credits to his name. Yet his beginnings were modest: he grew up in a small NZ town, left school aged 15, joined the navy and became a chef. When you think Mike King, your think funny guy, but he has also lived every day of his adult life with depression. After coming to terms with his various demons at the end of 2006 his life suddenly hit the skids: his father in law died, then Mike suffered a stroke while at a million-dollar poker tournament in Australia, he had a motorbike accident and in the midst of all these trials his depression returned with a vengeance. Mike King's biography, as you would expect, is both funny and confronting: searingly honest and revealing.
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- Paperback | 250 pages
- 153 x 230mm
- 17 Nov 2008
- Penguin Group (NZ)
- Penguin Books (NZ)
- Auckland, New Zealand
About Mike King
Possibly New Zealand's best known stand-up comedian with numerous live and TV credits to his name, there is also much more to Mike King than just straight comedy. He doesn't pussy foot around tender issues such as racism, he just gets stuck in. His television appearances include Comedy Central, Game of Two Halves, Strassman, TV Bloopers and Practical Jokes, Pulp Comedy, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and most recently his own show - The Mike King Tonight Show. Mike has completed three national tours of New Zealand, his most recent being 'Return of the King'. Mike is the public face of NZ Pork and The Appliance Shed. He is also a voice for mental illness as the patron of the Phobic Trust.