Hi, I'm Anthony.

I live in LA where I perform at the UCB Theatre & write things you may see on TV, stage or screen.

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I co-wrote an Off-Broadway musical.
It's called:

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!.

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TV SHOWS I'VE WRITTEN FOR
-Playing House
-Broad City (Season 2 coming 2015!)
-Best Friends Forever
-Night Of Too Many Stars
-Save Me

SOME WEB VIDEOS I WROTE FOR
AND IN WHICH I MAY APPEAR

-Bored Cops: F*ck, Marry, Kill
-Bored Cops: Still Life
-Bored Cops: Christmas
-Craigslist Caterers
-Songs In The Key of Craigslist
-Food Court Musical
-Grocery Store Musical
-I Love Lunch! The Musical
-Gotta Share! The Musical
-Mall Santa Musical

 

Now we have half-stepped away from our long centuries of despoilment, promising, ‘Never again.’ But still we are haunted. It is as though we have run up a credit-card bill and, having pledged to charge no more, remain befuddled that the balance does not disappear. The effects of that balance, interest accruing daily, are all around us.

Artists don’t talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it’s stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work.

It’s OK not to be a genius, whatever that is, if there even is such a thing…the creative life may or may not be the apex of human civilization, but either way it’s not what I thought it was. It doesn’t make you special and sparkly. You don’t have to walk alone. You can work in an office — I’ve worked in offices for the past 15 years and written five novels while doing it. The creative life is forgiving: You can betray it all you want, again and again, and no matter how many times you do, it will always take you back.

Lev Grossman manages to smash “you don’t have to be a genius” and “keep your day job” into his great essay, "How Not to Write a Novel" (his book, The Magician’s Land, is out this week)

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How To Teach Your Kid To Tell A Joke

I talked to fatherly.com about toddlers and comedy and how “butt” is always funny.

I took this pic in 2006 at a hotel somewhere in PA. Still makes me laugh.

I took this pic in 2006 at a hotel somewhere in PA. Still makes me laugh.

Imagine if Abbi and Ilana from Broad City grew up, moved to the suburbs, and had to raise a child. That’s the general feel of USA’s new summer show Playing House.

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These galsssssssss

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I got to write for both of these shows!

i-Recovering

My name is Anthony King and I am an addict.

I had so much fun at Chuck E Cheese. And my kids were there too.

I had so much fun at Chuck E Cheese. And my kids were there too.

Played 19 times

beginningspod:

It’s time for Beginnings, the podcast where writer and performer Andy Beckerman talks to the comedians, writers, filmmakers and musicians he admires about their earliest creative experiences and the numerous ways in which a creative life can unfold.

On today’s show I talk to Emmy-nominated TV writer Anthony King. Originally from North Carolina, Anthony started out his professional career in New York at UCB, and within a few years of being at the theater, became the artistic director, a post he held for many years. While at UCB, he co-wrote Gutenberg! The Musical!, which ran there for a year and then off-Broadway. In 2011, Anthony moved to LA and since then has written for a number of shows including NBC’s BFF and USA’s Playing House. Most recently, he wrote for the second season of Broad City, which will air in January of 2015.

At the end of May, Anthony came over to the Harlem studio after work one day, and we talked about the “End of The Wire" theory of history; Pentecostalism and speaking in tongues; religion and fear; the moral framework of Judaism; WWII and emotional repression; not enjoying triumphs; North Carolina culture and the New South; the death of a parent and paradigm shifts; and the need for respect. And in part two of the show, I continue talking about the South with my friend Taylor Moore (the man behind @chillsitch, the creator of Fortunate Horse, and the host of the Ten Ideas podcast). He tells me an insane tale about The Deep Woods and the story of “The Berry Booger.” Amazing.

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Can’t wait to listen to this. I have almost no memory at all of anything we said.

improvartvice:

- Anthony King, as paraphrased by Danny Cohen.

The actual quote was “Assume everyone is a genie and what they’re doing is invisible.”

improvartvice:

- Anthony King, as paraphrased by Danny Cohen.

The actual quote was “Assume everyone is a genie and what they’re doing is invisible.”