A rare phenomenon to say the least, Simon King is the kind of comic that comes along maybe once in a generation. Every performance is an onslaught, an unrelenting attack on the senses. He pushes his audience to keep up with him as his mind jumps around from the topical to the absurd with lightning speed and intensity. Never sure what will happen next, the audience is forced to hold on tight and be prepared for anything.
Weeds by Stephen King: When a meteorite lands on his property, Jordy Verrill envisions an easy payday. Unfortunately for Jordy, this is no ordinary rock - and the uncompromising force inside has found its first target.
"WISH IN ONE HAND, SPIT IN THE OTHER"
Even as a very young child, Simon King was passionate about the natural world. Being savaged by a rabid cheetah, charged at by rhinos and elephants and defecated upon by a long list of birds and other animals may sound like hell to some. But these, along with countless other experiences alongside all things furry, scaly, slimy and feathery have provided him with an enormously rich bank of tales to relive and retell.
Long before he set foot on the islands, 'Big Cat Diary' and 'Springwatch' presenter, Simon King, fell in love with Shetland. This extraordinary northern wilderness is home to otters and vast seabird colonies, but it was a chance encounter with a killer whale that compelled him to spend a year getting to know the place of his boyhood dreams for a BBC series.With his wife and young daughter, Simon experienced Shetland through the changing seasons and discovered the wildlife and the warmth of community in these islands battered by the ocean.
"Fabulous natural history & insight into Simon King"