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Adam Kay

Biography

Adam Kay
Adam Kay

Appearances & credits

Adam Kay

Biography

Adam Kay is an extremely versatile comedy writer and performer, whose work spans narrative and sketch for TV, stage and radio including BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, Radio 4 and Channel 4.

"sublimely silly spoof songs and some blissfully brilliant word-play"
– ★★★★★Mail on Sunday

 

He also works as a script editor and gag writer, and collaborates with a number of well-known comedy acts. Recent credits include his original comedy series, Crims, co-written with Dan Swimer, for the BBC, Very British Problems, Flat TV, Up The Women and Mongrels and is also a regular voice on The Now Show.

"filthy at best, depraved at worst, and great guilty fun"
– ★★★★ Telegraph

 

"viscerally raw and passionately delivered"
– ★★★★ ½ Chortle

 

Adam started out life as a doctor, but after a brief medical career, he swapped his white coat for a microphone. He fronted the popular musical comedy act Amateur Transplants, whose iconic London Underground Song had over 10 million hits on iTunes. Adam has four number one albums in the iTunes comedy charts, and won a 2014 London Cabaret Award. He remains a medical expert, and has written textbooks in the field of women’s health as well as numerous medical features for Cosmopolitan.

"sharp, snappy and brilliantly rude – it left us with eyeliner streaming down our face"
– ★★★★★ Cosmopolitan

 

"bracingly intelligent… enormous fun"
– ★★★★ The Times

 

Adam is a festival stalwart, most recently creating and performing two critically acclaimed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016; Fingering a Minor on the Piano and The Remains of Tom Lehrer. The former couples Adam’s darkly humorous re-imaginings of modern day pop and rock classics with a deeply confessional look back on his former life as an obstetrician and gynecologist, with a stark and deeply moving climax.

 

 

"fast-paced, filthy and incredibly funny; you couldn’t ask more from the Fringe"
– ★★★★★ Three Weeks

 

"well written, fantastically performed and beautifully conceived – this is a hilarious filthy show that will titillate and entertain"
– ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

 

"Grand guignol meets Carry On Nurse"
– ★★★★ Evening Standard

 

"a brilliant hour of comedy and song, with an unexpected punch in the heart"
– Graham Norton

 

He is also a commercials writer - Copywriting, script editing and gag passes on numerous TV and radio commercials for brands such as Warburtons, Virgin, Anchor, Aegon, Walkers, Nationwide and Winner Bingo. Adam is a features writer for Cosmopolitan magazine, writing humorous, medical articles.

Adam Kay is a consummate Corporate performer, having entertained at too many private events to mention, including Prince Harry's 30th birthday at Buckingham Palace, Deloitte, The British Medical Association, Soho House, and Imperial College, to name just a few.

His material is again, extremely versatile, and can be clean, if preferred.

"Hilarious! Absolutely brilliant!"
– HRH Prince William

 

"The best act we have ever booked; his material, stage persona, delivery was excellent and, if we had been able to do another hour then the audience would have welcomed him with open arms… a consummate professional with clever material delivered on the nail, absolutely faultless"
– Nik Hill, Gloucester Rugby Club

 

"Adam has the instant ability to render hardened military senseless with laughter"
– Alastair Richards, British Army

 

Appearances & credits

Festivals:

  • Latitude Festival, Henley Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Petworth Festival

Radio:

  • The Now Show - recurring contributor

Television & film:

  • The Culture Show - BBC2, 2016

Currently appearing at:

  • Festivals, Corporate events and Shows, Nationwide

Writing credits

  • Very British problems - Series Writer, Julie Walter's script - Alaska, 2016
  • Mrs Brown's Boys - Script Editor - BBC1, 2016
  • Our Ex Wife - Additional Writer - BBC2, 2016
  • Changing Channels - Writer - BBC3, 2016
  • Plebs - Writer - ITV2, 2015
  • Flat TV - Script Editor - BBC3, 2015
  • Very British Problems at Christmas - Writer, Julie Walter's script - Alaska, 2015
  • Chris (Simpsons Artist) - Writer - BBC3, 2015
  • Milton Jones Pilot - Script Editor - BBC Studios, 2015
  • Crims - Series Writer / Creator - BBC3, 2014
  • Mitchell & Webb - Additional Writer - Radio 4, 2014
  • Mongrels - Writer - BBC3, 2014
  • Up the Women - Writer - BBC4, 2014
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