Adam Kay (writer)
12 June 1980 |
Adam Kay (born 12 June 1980) is a British comedy writer and performer. Television writing credits include Crims, Mrs. Brown's Boys and Mitchell and Webb and as a performer he is best known as frontman of musical comedy act Amateur Transplants.
Kay trained as a doctor, where he started performing in medical school shows in 1998. Whilst at medical school, he founded the musical comedy group Amateur Transplants and wrote for BBC Radio 4. Kay worked for a number of years as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, writing textbooks on the subject, before leaving medicine for a career in writing. He continues to write humorous medical features for magazines such as Cosmopolitan.
Kay is writer and co-creator of 2015 BBC Three sitcom series Crims - along with Grandma's House writer Dan Swimer. Other television work as a writer and script editor includes Mrs. Brown's Boys, Mongrels, Watson & Oliver, Up the Women, Very British Problems, Flat TV, Our Ex Wife, Mitchell and Webb and Child Genius. His first book, This is Going to Hurt, about Kay's former career as a doctor will be published by Picador in September 2017.
Kay has sold out six years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and also had sell-out nationwide UK tours. He performs regularly at music festivals including Latitude, and academic events such as Cheltenham Literature Festival. Private events Kay has performed include Prince Harry's 30th birthday party. Kay won Best Musical Variety Act at the 2014 London Cabaret Awards. He performs songs on the topical BBC Radio 4 series The Now Show.
- Medicine Unboxed. "Speakers at Medicine Unboxed" Archived 29 June 2013 at Archive.is, 1 November 2012.
- Curtis Brown Talent Agency. "Curtis Brown Talent Agency, Adam Kay". As of April 2017
- Amazon "Rapid Obstetrics and Gynaecology". 16 November 2011.
- Cosmopolitan. "Dr Adam Kay - What your vagina wishes it could tell you". 27 December 2013.
- BBC Press Office. "BBC Three announces new comedy commissions". 20 March 2014.
- Picador. "Adam Kay's This Is Going To Hurt to be published by Picador". 3 February 2017.
- Chortle Review. "Amateur Transplants: Adam Kay's Smutty Songs". 9 August 2011.
- Bound & Gagged Comedy Promoters. "Adam Kay Biography" Archived 4 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. As of March 2013.
- Latitude Festival. "2012 Latitude Line-up, Adam Kay"[permanent dead link]. 13 July 2012.
- British Comedy Guide. "Edinburgh Fringe 2012, Adam Kay's Bum Notes". 1 August 2012
- The Sun. "Swear to the crown". 19 September 2014
- London Cabaret Awards. "Best Musical Variety Act 2014". 12 February 2014.
- Now Show Homepage. "Series 45". 14 February 2015.
- Swindon Theatres Interview Adam Kay
- Pink News. "PinkNews.co.uk’s top 50 Twitter users influencing LGBT life in 2011". 31 December 2011.
- run-riot.com "Adam Kay wishes us a very sweary Christmas". 11 December 2012.