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Adam Kay

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Adam Kay is a British comedian, comedy writer, and former doctor. He is best known as the author of the bestselling book This Is Going To Hurt, about his experiences as a junior doctor, to be adapted into an 8-part BBC Two comedy-drama, This Is Going To Hurt. He has also written scripts for Mrs. Brown's Boys, Mongrels, Watson & Oliver, The Now Show, and Very British Problems, and co-created BBC Three sitcom Crims.

Biography

Adam Kay is a British comedian, author, and former doctor, whose father was also a doctor before him.

Kay began his career as a junior doctor, specialising as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, but left medicine for a career in comedy and writing. He wrote and co-created the BBC Three sitcom Crims, alongside Dan Swimer, and his other writing credits include Mitchell & Webb, Very British Problems, and Mrs Browns Boys, Mongrels, Watson & Oliver, [Up The Women, and Flat TV.

Adam's first book, This Is Going To Hurt, is a collection of diary entries from his time as a junior doctor in the NHS. Published as a committed backlash to politicians who called doctors 'greedy' or ungrateful, Kay defends former colleagues across the nation who undergo gruelling and excessively lengthy shifts in the workplace, come rain or shine. It was the best-selling non-fiction title of 2018, has been translated into 36 languages across the globe, and with a total of 1.5 million copies sold, it is the best-selling e-book of all time. His second book, Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, was published in October 2019.

In 2019 Adam also adapted This Is Going To Hurt into a major BBC Two comedy-drama. He has sold out for six years running at the Edinburgh Fringe, and his engaging appearances on comedy sketch and panel shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and The Russell Howard Hour, in which he examines politics with an ease of wit and charm, have endeared him to the nation.

Kay also founded the musical group The Amateur Transplants, whose parodic song 'London Underground', set to the music of 'Going Underground' by The Jam, was a relatively early viral sensation in the UK in 2005.

Gender
Male
Nationality
United Kingdom
Born
Thursday 12th June 1980 (39 years-old)

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Credits

 
Year Production Role
2019 This Is Going To Hurt Announced Writer
2019 This Is Going To Hurt Announced Executive Producer
2019 This Is Going To Hurt Announced Creator
2019 Adam Kay: Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas Coming Soon Self
2019 Live @ The RSC (Stratford-upon-Avon) Self
2019 Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor) Self
2019 Marlowe Comedy Festival (Canterbury) Self
2019 Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt (Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor) LIVE Self
2018 Joe Lycett's Obsessions - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2018 Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor) Self
2018 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 15
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Self
2018 The Now Show - Series 52 Guest
2017 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 1
  1. Special - Russell Howard Christmas Special
Self
2017 Bounty Hunters - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. E1 - Episode One
Writer (Additional Material)
2017 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2017 The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Performed by Adam Kay) Self
2017 Adam Kay - Fingering A Minor on the Piano Self
2016 Mrs. Brown's Boys - Christmas 2016
  1. Special - Chez Mammy
  2. Special - Mammy's Forest
Script Editor
2016 The Now Show - Series 49 Self
2016 The Now Show - Series 49 Writer
2016 Our Ex-Wife Writer (Additional Material)
2016 Adam Kay - Fingering A Minor on the Piano Self
2016 The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Performed by Adam Kay) Self
2016 Very British Problems - Series 2 Writer (Additional Material)
2016 Flat TV - Series 1 Writer (Additional Material)
2015 Very British Problems - Very British Problems At Christmas Writer (Additional Material)
2015 The Now Show - Series 45 Self
2015 The Now Show - Series 45 Writer
2015 Crims Writer
2013 The Cariad Show Composer
2013 Musical Comedy Awards Showcase Self
2013 Amateur Transplants: Adam Kay Is Going For A Number One Self
2013 Adam Kay: How to Be a Bogus Doctor Self
2013 Up The Women - Series 1 Writer (Additional Material)
2012 Musical Comedy Awards Showcase Self
2012 Amateur Transplants: Adam Kay's Bum Notes Self
2011 Musical Comedy Awards Showcase Self
2011 Amateur Transplants: Adam Kay's Smutty Songs Self
2010 Amateur Transplants: In Theatre Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Adam Kay on IMDb

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