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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.
Adam works as a script editor and gag writer, collaborating 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. 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. Adam is also a Sunday Times best-selling author. This is Going to Hurt, his “hilarious and heartbreaking” (Charlie Brooker), “blisteringly funny” (Jo Brand) memoirs from his former career as a junior doctor was published by Picador in September 2017. It received across-the-board critical acclaim and entered the Sunday Times best-seller list at number three, where it has spent the last six weeks (and counting). He has spoken about the book and the NHS on BBC Breakfast, Sky One’s The Russell Howard Hour.
Adam performs at numerous corporate events throughout the year, and can perform from 10 minutes, up to an hour. He is able to tailor make a set, suitable with a theme, or just perform that he does, exceptionally well. We will assume the client is familiar with Adam’s work and language