Tim Key

Tim Key

Date of birth: 02-09-1976
Tim Key won the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award for his show, The Slutcracker, a mix of poetry, unconventional stand-up and film. And in 2012, Masterslut won best show atthe Chortle Awards.

A former member of the Cambridge Footlights, he first came to the Fringe with their 2001 Edinburgh show Far Too Happy, which also starred Mark Watson and was nominated for the Perrier award for best newcomer.

He also featured in Alex Horne's best-newcomer nominated Making Fish Laugh in 2003, and is part of the four-man sketch troupe Cowards. His solo Edinburgh debut came in 2004, with the tragic one-man comedy play Luke & Stella, which was made into a Radio 4 series called All Bar Luke.

His poetry has also feature on Radio 4’s Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better and Charlie Brooker's Newswipe.

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Filming starts on Alan Partridge's comeback

To be entitled This Time With Alan Partridge

Filming has begun today Alan Partridge’s return to the BBC, 15 years after he left the Corporation.

The new show is to be entitled This Time With Alan Partridge,  it has been revealed today, with Steve Coogan’s creation being handed a career lifeline: the chance to stand in (temporarily) as co-host on This Time, an One Show-style evening weekday magazine show. 

The show is described as ‘a heady mix of consumer affairs, current affairs, viewer interaction, highbrow interview and lightweight froth; very much the sweet spots for a man whose CV boasts over two decades of weekday local radio’.

Tim Key will be reviving his role as Simon ‘formerly Sidekick Simon’ Denton, with Susannah Fielding, from Joel McHale and Stephen Fry’s US sitcom The Great Indoors will play his female co-presenter Jennie Gresham

Full casting will be announced in due course. 

The six half-hour episodes  will be shown on BBC One later this year. 

Coogan has written the show with Neil and Rob Gibbons, who also direct. The brothers have been working on Partridge since his revival on Mid Morning Matters.

The producer is Ted Dowd, from Camping and Moone Boy, and the executive producers are Christine Langan and Steve Coogan for Baby Cow. The series was ordered for BBC One by Shane Allen, the corporation’s controller of comedy commissioning. 

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Published: 12 Feb 2018

Tim Key does Art | New West End revival of modern classic

Tim Key does Art

Tim Key is to appear in the new London production of…

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2001

Far Too Happy

Edinburgh Fringe 2006


Edinburgh Fringe 2009


Tim Key: The Slutcracker

Edinburgh Fringe 2010

Tim Key: The Slutcracker [2010]

Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Tim Key: Masterslut

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Tim Key: Single White Slut

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Tim Key: Work-in-Slutgress

Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Tim Key: Work in Progress

Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Tim Key: Megadate




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