Young Eddy King arrived in Quebec at 13 years old, directly from the Parisian suburbs where he grew up with his Congolese mother.
From a young age, he was interested in the performing arts and despite winning several rap contests, in the end, his true calling was stand-up. He worked hard on his craft and in 2007, was crowned “Coup de Cœur” in the up-and-coming category of Le Festival Juste Pour Rire (Just for Laughs). He went on to perform his now famous bit about the comic book “Tintin in the Congo”, before launching his first one-man-show in 2010, appropriatly named Eddy King.
Since then, we’ve seen Eddy on the small screen on Quebec shows like L’Heure est grave, and also in english for Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart. He’s been on the air with Gravel le matin, as well as the big screen in Denys Arcand last movie La chute de l’empire américain. On the stage, he has toured Canada, from sea to sea, in both French and English. He’s been in many galas at Just For Laughs in both languages and has gone as far as Johannesburg to spread his royal kind of comedy, both funny and intelligent, about his family life, his experiences and his beliefs.
His next endeavour, his second one-man show entitled, Mokonzi, a title fit for a king!