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.

Ask me anything.
Or email me.

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

 

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!

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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.

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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.”

The voice of the people is the voice of humbug.

William Tecumseh Sherman

ACTUAL NETFLIX REVIEWS:
"I thought this was one of the crappiest movies I ever saw. All of the jokes stank, (and I grew up during that era, so I got them). The only reason I didn’t shut it off was because I’m trying to complete a movie marathon. I hated this film.”
"I’m a fan of Woody Allen films, but at the same time, none of them are really that great. Supposedly Allen’s character really loves Keaton’s but he never does anything to show it, so how can we believe him?”
"Somehow I missed that this was directed by Woody Allen, and sure enough, he didn’t disappoint me again; this is another one of his pieces of crap!"
"This confirms why I really dislike Woody Allen films. I just don’t get it. Do I need to be Jewish?"

ACTUAL NETFLIX REVIEWS:

"I thought this was one of the crappiest movies I ever saw. All of the jokes stank, (and I grew up during that era, so I got them). The only reason I didn’t shut it off was because I’m trying to complete a movie marathon. I hated this film.”

"I’m a fan of Woody Allen films, but at the same time, none of them are really that great. Supposedly Allen’s character really loves Keaton’s but he never does anything to show it, so how can we believe him?”

"Somehow I missed that this was directed by Woody Allen, and sure enough, he didn’t disappoint me again; this is another one of his pieces of crap!"

"This confirms why I really dislike Woody Allen films. I just don’t get it. Do I need to be Jewish?"

ACTUAL NETFLIX REVIEWS:
"I recommend watching season 1 to get introduced to the characters and basic story lines and then just skip to season 5 to see how everything ends. Save yourself the 40+ hours that would have been wasted watching seasons 2-4 and go outside :) Those seasons are just full of Walt being a jerk, Jesse crying and whining, and Walt’s family being super annoying."
"I would have liked Walt more if he just got ganstah with it and just became a bada$$, but he was a punk acting like a punk, and lying and deceiving his way into more stupid situations that I found utterly ridiculous."
"Let me put it this way, if you’re willing to watch one old dude with cancer as he goes nuts with power he gains from distributing meth as he goes on a homicidal rampage that in which has lots of explosions, gunfire, wrestling, and decapitated human heads on turtle bombs after which he sits with his family and awkwardly eats, the this is the show for you. I’ll admit the show made me laugh, but only because of how hilariously insane it is.”

ACTUAL NETFLIX REVIEWS:

"I recommend watching season 1 to get introduced to the characters and basic story lines and then just skip to season 5 to see how everything ends. Save yourself the 40+ hours that would have been wasted watching seasons 2-4 and go outside :) Those seasons are just full of Walt being a jerk, Jesse crying and whining, and Walt’s family being super annoying."

"I would have liked Walt more if he just got ganstah with it and just became a bada$$, but he was a punk acting like a punk, and lying and deceiving his way into more stupid situations that I found utterly ridiculous."

"Let me put it this way, if you’re willing to watch one old dude with cancer as he goes nuts with power he gains from distributing meth as he goes on a homicidal rampage that in which has lots of explosions, gunfire, wrestling, and decapitated human heads on turtle bombs after which he sits with his family and awkwardly eats, the this is the show for you. I’ll admit the show made me laugh, but only because of how hilariously insane it is.”

ACTUAL NETFLIX REVIEWS:
"I thought this show was for over rated. I would not say this show is horrible, but for, myself it was not very interesting, and even annoying at parts. I think it only got such a high review rating because James Franco and Seth Rogen are both in it."
"Has quite a few up and coming stars, but it’s no "That 70’s Show"."
"Pretty good, good lines and all. But gets a little slow sometimes..but I guess life back in the 70s or whenever was slower than it is now. Not laugh out loud funny, but still good. I hear it has a "cult" following which I don’t understand."
“Love this show so much. When on earth are they going to add more seasons to Netflix??”

ACTUAL NETFLIX REVIEWS:

"I thought this show was for over rated. I would not say this show is horrible, but for, myself it was not very interesting, and even annoying at parts. I think it only got such a high review rating because James Franco and Seth Rogen are both in it."

"Has quite a few up and coming stars, but it’s no "That 70’s Show"."

"Pretty good, good lines and all. But gets a little slow sometimes..but I guess life back in the 70s or whenever was slower than it is now. Not laugh out loud funny, but still good. I hear it has a "cult" following which I don’t understand."

Love this show so much. When on earth are they going to add more seasons to Netflix??”

When we took Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” into a maximum security woman’s prison on the West Side…there’s a scene there where a young woman is told by a very powerful official that “If you sleep with me, I will pardon your brother. And if you don’t sleep with me, I’ll execute him.” And he leaves the stage. And this character, Isabel, turned out to the audience and said: “To whom should I complain?” And a woman in the audience shouted: “The Police!” And then she looked right at that woman and said: “If I did relate this, who would believe me?” And the woman answered back, “No one, girl.” And it was astonishing because not only was it an amazing sense of connection between the audience and the actress, but you also realized that this was a kind of an historical lesson in theater reception. That’s what must have happened at The Globe. These soliloquies were not simply monologues that people spoke, they were call and response to the audience. And you realized that vibrancy, that that sense of connectedness is not only what makes theater great in prisons, it’s what makes theater great, period.

-Oskar Eustis on ArtBeat Nation (he told the same story on Charlie Rose)

Terrifying and beautiful.

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