Glasgow Comedy Festival


Adam Kay
Fingering A Minor on the Piano

Tuesday 14 March 8.30pm


Adam Kay makes his highly-anticipated return to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival this year with his piano, a colourful vocabulary and his very own versions of pop’s most popular songs.

In this brand new collection of wonderfully off-kilter music and stand-up, Adam is in reflective mood - taking a look back at his former job as a hospital doctor. In a year where junior doctors have rarely been out of the papers, the man who brought the world the iconic London Underground Song tells personal and painfully funny stories about his career and his decision to hang up his white coat six years ago.

Amateur Transplants front man Adam has built up a fan base the size of which most comedians would happily sell their kidneys for. With sell-out tours and eight sell-out -Edinburgh Fringe seasons, his cutting-edge, darkly humorous re-imaginings of modern day pop and rock classics have gained him a cult following throughout the UK.

Adam Kay is a 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 Swimer, for the BBC, Very British Problems, Flat TV, The Now Show and Mongrels and is also a regular voice on The Now Show. Adam started out life as a doctor but after a brief 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. Amateur Transplants have produced four number one albums in the iTunes comedy charts and won a 2014 London Cabaret Award.

‘Fast paced, flthy and incredibly funny’ ***** Three Weeks

‘Filthy at best, depraved at worst- and great, guilty fun’ **** Telegraph

‘Bracingly intelligent…enormous fun’ **** Times

‘Sharp, snappy and brilliantly rude. It left us with eyeliner streaming down our face’ ***** Cosmopolitan