Langley's Simon King — shown here at the 2012 CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival — will perform two shows at Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre on Oct. 12. Tickets are $5 in advance at Liveatrickshaw.com or $8 at the door.

Simon King is Furious-ly funny

Langley comedian will perform two shows on Oct. 12 at Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre as he tapes his comedy special, Furious.

He’s fast and he’s Furious.

Langley comedian Simon King is back in B.C. after appearing at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal last summer and, before that, the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

King, with guest Richard Thompson, brings his unique and intelligent stand up comedy to the stage at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre for one night only this month, to tape his latest special Furious.

King has been compared to George Carlin, but his rapid-fire delivery is also reminiscent of Robin Williams, who has called the Canadian a “truly gifted comedian.”

Another American comic, Doug Stanhope, is more blunt, calling King “Wicked f***ing funny.”

On Oct. 12, King will perform two shows at the Rickshaw. The first is at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30) and the second at 10:30 p.m. (doors open at 10 p.m.)

Currently he is the subject of a documentary being filmed about life as a stand-up comedian: the film will culminate with clips of the DVD recording made at the Vancouver show.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door (plus service charges). They can be purchased online at Liveatrickshaw.com

The Rickshaw Theatre is located at 254 East Hastings St.

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