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Live Review: Tim Key, Megadate, Theatre Royal, Brighton Festival

Tim Key – prize-winning comedian, poet, of Mid Morning Matters with Steve Coogan and Detectorists with Mackenzie Crook. If you didn’t know this about the man before Megadate, you will do the end of this part theatre, part stand up, part storytelling show, as he neatly folds in true aspects of his own life to make up his flawed romantic protagonist.

Review: Tim Key – Wonderdate, iPlayer

 Tim Key's latest stage show, Megadate, was one of my favourite shows of recent years, so I was a little nervous hitting play to watch this short adaptation of it, retitled, for reasons that aren't clear, Wonderdate.


News: BBC Films For Sara Pascoe, Tim Key, Nick Helm and Spencer Jones

Some of Britain’s top comedy talent has created four new short films for the BBC. Sara Pascoe, Tim Key, Nick Helm and Spencer Jones have written and star in the shorts, which have been commissioned by BBC Two and will premiere on BBC iPlayer on Saturday 12 May.

In Sara Pascoe’s film, Sara Pascoe vs Monogamy, the award-winning comedian, writer and actor takes on history, heartache and her mother.

News: Melbourne's Barry Award Nominees Announced

The Barry Award nominees at this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival have been announced.

They are Natalie Palamides, Helen Bidou (Anne Edmonds), Tim Key, Celia Pacquola, Lano & Woodley, Alex Edelman, Sam Campbell and Rose Matafeo.

American comedian Alex Edelman will be taking his new show, Just For Us to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

News: Reginald D Hunter, Tim Key, Lauren Pattison, Stuart Goldsmith, Spencer Jones, Jayde Adams, John Kearns For Festival No 6

Festival No.6 has revealed the first names on this year’s comedy line-up at The Gatehouse as part of the Arts and Culture programme. With a mixture of heritage names and emerging talent, this year is set to be the best edition yet.


Preview: Tim Key & Laura Marling In Regular

Is Tim Key the hardest working man in showbiz? As well as performing onstage in his brilliant new live show he has recently popped up onscreen in Detectorists, Zapped, Gap Year and loads more.

And now he pitches up in this one-off short film written by David Elms, entitled Regular, opposite Laura Marling.


News: West End Run For Tim Key's New Show Megadate

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Tim Key has announced a further West End theatre run to follow shows at the Soho Theatre.

Key will be premiering his new eagerly-awaited (by me) show at the Soho Theatre from October 11- 14 and then from October 16 - 28.

The show is entitled Megadate and, according to the blurb, will be "blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness."


News: Big Bastard Benefit For Burglary Victims

Daniel Kitson and James Acaster have joined the line-up of a benefit gig hastily arranged following thefts from a flat where three Edinburgh Fringe staff were staying.

Andy Barr, Liam Cook and Siiri Raja-Aho had their Edinburgh flat broken into this week and they lost money and property including £600 and a laptop.

The gig will also star Tim Key, Stuart Goldsmith, Yuriko Kotani, John Kearns, Lucy Hopkins and Bob Slayer, Kitson will MC.

Competition: Win Tickets To Every Night Of Comedy Festival And Exclusive Signed Poster

Comedy club Laugh Out London's season of Edinburgh Fringe previews runs from July 17 - 24.

The line-up includes Edinburgh Comedy Award winners (a total of 14 nominations between them all), telly regulars and rising stars. Among the acts doing work-in-progress shows at the Old Queens Head pub at 44 Essex Road in Islington are Tim Key, Sara Pascoe, Richard Herring, Nick Helm, Nish Kumar, Tom Parry, John Kearns, Mae Martin and Jayde Adams. 

News: Comedians Appear In New Version Of Kafka's Metamorphosis

Tim Key and Tom Basden (pictured) plus Felicity Montagu and Emma Sidi are among the stars of a new darkly comic adaptation of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis. 


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