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Mike King

Comedian, Presenter

Mike King has spent his life cracking people up, although it hasn't always been easy to laugh at himself. Starting out in stand-up, he began a long TV career as a comedian, chat show host, reality star and presenter of the acclaimed Lost in Translation. From the face of NZ Pork to animal rights activist, from addict to suicide prevention campaigner, King's progression has been nothing if not eclectic. 

That night is the highest I've ever been in comedy. I floated. I went downstairs that night, and my car had been stolen. I didn't give a f***. Mike King on the excitement of his 1997 debut as a stand-up comedian, in his extended interview for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

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Interview

Mike King - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

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Interview

Mike King & Andrew Clay - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy (series promo)

2019, Subject - Television

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The Last Saint

2014, As: Tui - Film

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Through the Lens - The First 10 Years of Māori Television

2014, Subject - Television

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The Nutters Club (Martin Crowe Episode)

2013, Presenter - Television

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Postcard from Afghanistan with Mike King

2012, Presenter, Creator, Producer - Television

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A Night at the Classic

2010, As: Mike Smith - Television

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Lost in Translation 3 - The Waitangi Sheet (episode three)

2009, Presenter - Television

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Lost in Translation 5 - The Bay of Plenty Sheet (episode five)

2009, Presenter - Television

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Lost in Translation 6 - The Tauranga Sheet (episode six)

2009, Presenter - Television

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Lost in Translation

2009, Presenter - Television

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Lost in Translation 1 - The Beginnings (episode one)

2009, Presenter - Television

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Lost in Translation 2 - Te Tiriti o Waitangi (episode two)

2009, Presenter - Television

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Lost in Translation 4 - The Manukau-Kawhia Sheet (episode four)

2009, Presenter - Television

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Mike King Tonight

2003, Presenter - Television

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Mike King Tonight - Final Episode

2003, Writer, Presenter - Television

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The Last Laugh

2002, Subject - Television

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Von Tempsky's Ghost

2002, Presenter - Television

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An Audience with the King

2001, Executive Producer, Performer - Television

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Strassman

2000 - 2002, Subject, Additional Material - Television

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Pulp Comedy - Series Five, Episode Three (Rhys Darby, Mike Loder & Justine Smith)

2000, Presenter - Television

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Pulp Comedy - Series Five, Episode Two (Flight of the Conchords)

2000, Presenter - Television

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

1998 - 99, Presenter - Television

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Pulp Comedy

1997 - 2001, Presenter - Television

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A Bit After Ten

1994, Subject - Television