Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian, TV writer, and 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. TV and film rights for the book have been sold and the book is being translated into eight languages.
Adam has talked about the book and the NHS on BBC Breakfast, Sky One’s The Russell Howard Hour, Jonathan Ross, and countless Radio 4 and 5 Live shows. His live show based on the diaries was an absolute sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016 and 2017, and then again at the Soho Theatre for a month-long, twice-extended run.
Adam also writes extensively for TV and film, with credits including Mitchell & Webb, Very British Problems, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Crims and Mongrels.
The book is also set to be adapted into a major new eight-part comedy-drama in 2019, produced by Sister Pictures and commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two.
Adam is also a commercials writer - Copywriting, script editing and gag passes on numerous TV and radio commercials for brands such as Warburtons, Virgin, Anchor, Aegon, Walkers, Nationwide and Winner Bingo. Adam is a features writer for Cosmopolitan magazine, writing humorous, medical articles.
Adam is a hugely experienced, consummate corporate performer, having entertained at many private events, including Prince Harry's 30th birthday at St James’ Palace, as well as for Deloitte, The British Medical Association, Imperial College and hundreds of others. He is equally at home giving his hilarious take on medicine, or performing his award winning stand-up (which has over 20 million hits on YouTube).
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.