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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Alex Horne plays the Percentage Game

Developing a new TV show with Tim Key

Alex Horne is developing a new TV series based on his 2014 Edinburgh Fringe show The Percentage Game.

The live show had an audience of exactly 100 people, which the comedian used to illustrate various statistics.

Tomorrow afternoon Horne – who created Taskmaster for Dave –  is running through a possible TV version with a panel of 100 vegetarians at  Kings Place in London.

He is working with his long-term collaborator Tim Key on the show.

Producers Avalon say: ‘Our panel of one hundred people will be on hand to help Alex and Tim demonstrate and explain various facts and statistics about the world.’

Last month, BBC One commissioned The Button, a game show set in people’s houses, which was also devised by Horne and will be made by Avalon. Eight half-hour shows were ordered.

Audience tickets for tomorrow’s run-through of The Percentage Game are available here - but it is not known which, if any, broadcaster it is being developed for.

Horne performed the show for just two nights at the 2014 Fringe, where he was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for his main show, Monsieur Butterfly.

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Published: 5 Sep 2017

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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




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