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​Andy King From Fyre Festival Doc Could Be Getting His Own Show

​Andy King From Fyre Festival Doc Could Be Getting His Own Show

1 hour ago 0  Shares ​Andy King From Fyre Festival Doc Could Be Getting His Own Show Sat Feb 02 2019 20:00:33 GMT+0000 (GMT) Sat Feb 02 2019 20:01:55 GMT+0000 (GMT) Jess Hardiman Jess Hardiman in  Entertainment Powered by If there's one good thing to have come from the all-out shit show that was Fyre…


If there’s one good thing to have come from the all-out shit show that was Fyre Festival, it’s event plannerAndy King– who became an unexpected hero and this year’s greatest meme afternew Netflix documentaryFYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happenedwas released.

King is famous for being willing to literally suck a dick’ to fix an issue with the festival’s supply of water.

Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland had reached out to King to save the day, asking him to perform oral sex on the Head of Customs after they asked for $175,000 (£130,000) to release four 18-wheeler trucks filled with Evian water.

“I literally drove home, took a shower, I drank some mouthwash,” King explainsin the documentary, completely deadpan.

“I got into my car, to drive across the island to take one for the team. And I got to [the customs officer’s] office, fully prepared to suck his dick.”

Fortunately, King did not have to. The customs officer, it turned out, ‘couldn’t have been nicer’.

King is famous for being willing to go above and beyond to fix a major issue at Fyre Festival. Credit: Netflix
King is famous for being willing to go above and beyond to fix a major issue at Fyre Festival. Credit: Netflix

After the doc hit Netflix, King has apparently beenpretty shockedby the‘immediate deluge of attention’ he received – and not just from everyone sharing the memes on social media.

“I had three TV show offers this week, from notable networks,” he toldVanity Fair.

Divulging a little more about his vision for a potential series, he added: “You’re too young to remember this, but in the old world of TV it wasThe Carol Burnett Showand these fun, light-hearted shows that weren’t all crime-related.

“You see the attractiveness of HGTV today. People loveFlip or FloporFixer Upper.Let’s just say it’s going to be a show about hosting crazy events – what it takes to make them happen. There will be cliff-hangers, and you’ll get to follow me around and see how I pull them off.”

Oh, and he’s also beenapproached by water companies to start in some ads, naturally – because who wouldn’t want to align their brand with a guy that was so committed to getting the people their water, that he’d have… Well, you know.

While hestressedhe won’t be ‘launching a handbag line or makeup’, King did say he’s grateful for the viral fame he’s found from the doc, adding:“I think I’m being given a platform that a lot of people, at age 58 especially, don’t get the opportunity to have. And I’m kind of excited about it.”

YES ANDY.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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