Keith James King




                                             
                                                   biography

 

Keith spent his formative years in South London where he developed his comedy skills at Junior school, his humour was considered by the teachers to be both inspired and character building, however at Senior school his antics kept the bullies laughing, who in turn left him alone, but his impersonations of comics, film stars and sometimes the teachers themselves during lessons, was viewed as being disruptive and Keith never understood why his only reward was detention or the cane.

After leaving school Keith had various jobs, but never lost his passion for performing. During this period, Keith then in his early twenties, entered various talent competitions which enabled him to continue to perfect his unique style of comedy, which was finally recognised when he won a nationwide talent competition organised by a major holiday company, resulting in a summer contract and the start of his professional career.

Keith regularly appeared at various venues up and down the UK among them being, The Circus Tavern, Blazers, and the Starlight Rooms, also many appearances in pantomime which he loved. During this period Keith was asked to read and secured  the role of "Mr Boo" in a production of "The Rise and Fall of Little Voice" which led to many roles in plays such as:

 

The Elephant Man

Ross/Snork

Barefoot In The Park

Victor Velasco

The Bouncers

Lucky Eric

One Flew Over The Cuckoos' Nest

Harding

Humble Boy

George

Last Of The Red Hot Lovers

Barney

The School For Scandal

Crabtree

Separation

Joe Green

Feelgood

George

Same Time Next Year

George

Arsenic And Old Lace

Teddy Brewster

Neville's Island

Angus

The Bespoke Overcoat

Morry

The Memory Of Water

Frank

Measure For Measure

Pompey

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

Mr Boo

Breaking The Code

Mick Ross

A Time Of Wolves And Tigers

Jumbo Beamish

Time Of My Life

Various Cameos

 

Keith continues his career in comedy, the theatre and charity events, where he has a reputation as being a "very funny and gets the money in" auctioneer.

His easy going charm and funny personality continues to win him many friends and Keith has always tried to live up to the wise words of his mother:

 

  

      "Wherever you are, whatever you do, leave them with a smile darling"