Adam Kay

Adam Kay

  • Multi-Award-Winning Comedian & TV Writer
  • LGBTQ Speaker
  • Awards Host & Comedy Entertainment

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.

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 Swimmer, 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 his 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 and lead to four number one albums in the iTunes comedy charts.

With sell-out tours and sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe seasons, his cutting-edge, dark humour has gained him a cult following throughout the UK. Picador approached Adam about turning his show 'Fingering A Minor On the Piano' - 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 gynaecologist, with a stark and deeply moving climax, into a book, to detail his experiences, and so his first tome was born; 'This Is Going To Hurt', which was published in September '17.

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. The book has topped the Sunday Times number one bestseller list since published, sold 800K copies, and is also set to be adapted into a major new eight-part comedy-drama in 2019.

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 wealth of experience in the corporate sector, along with his smash hit book, makes him perfect for events – a comedian who is passionate and hugely knowledgeable about his subject matter, whilst unfailingly funny about it

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

To Book Adam to speak at your event, please call a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 3500 3331 or email your enquiry to

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