Adam Kay

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An award-winning writer and performer whose debut book, This is Going to Hurt, is a literary sensation: a Sunday Times number one bestseller for a record-smashing nine months, selling over a million UK copies and translated into 33 languages (and counting). It won a record four National Book Awards in 2018 as well as Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year, Blackwell’s Debut Book of the Year, iBooks Book of the Year, two Books Are My Bag Awards including Reader’s Choice, and Esquire Magazine’s Best Biography Prize.

Adam is currently adapting This is Going to Hurt for TV as a major eight-part BBC comedy-drama. He writes extensively for the media, principally the Sunday Times, where he is a columnist. He is also an experienced TV writer and script editor, with credits including Mitchell & Webb, Very British Problems and Mrs Brown’s Boys, to name a few.

An “electrifying” (Guardian) live performer, his sell-out 2018/9 tour of This is Going to Hurt was one of the biggest comedy tours of the year.

He is a frequent voice on Radio 4 and on TV is equally at home being sensible (Newsnight, The Big Questions) or less so (The Russell Howard Hour, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown).


Photo Credit – Idil Sukan

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