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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Stand-ups in mockumentary to aid comedy club

James Acaster, Maria Bamford, Adam Buxton and more in Save The Bill Muraay

One of London’s best-loved comedy clubs has made a mockmentary sitcom to raise funds during lockdown

 James Acaster, Maria Bamford, Adam Buxton, Nina Conti, Jamali Maddix, Arthur Smith and Tim Key are among the comics taking part in the project from The Bill Murray.

The series also features those who regularly perform at the club, including  Sunil Patel, Helen Bauer, Mark Silcox and Lynn Ruth Miller.

Bill Murray

It will be released in seven fortnightly 15-minute episodes from next Friday (January 29) to those who contribute at least £3 a month to the venue’s Patreon account.

The sitcom, called Save The Bill Murray, has been written and directed by comedian Barry Ferns – one of the driving forces behind the venue, which opened in 2017 following a crowdfunding drive - and film-maker Simon Weekes.

Save The Bill Murray mockumenrary

Ferns, who also appears on screen, said: ‘These episodes were extraordinarily made with no budget, just hopes and belief – which is exactly how the comedy industry is getting through lockdown as a whole. 

‘Having crowd-funded our very own venue, the team at The Bill Murray are no strangers to achieving the seemingly impossible and we have no intention of being taken down by something as trifling as a global pandemic.

‘Save The Bill Murray is our reaction to lockdown – a way for our artists to stay creative and generate some laughter and hope during our most difficult time.’

Other comics appearing in the series include  Ray Badran, Cally Beaton, Yuriko Kotani, John Meagher, Arielle Souma and Charlie George.

Here is a trailer:

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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

Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Tim Key




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