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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This Time With Alan Partridge gets a second series

...and Steve Coogan's alter-ego will also front a new podcast

Alan Partridge is returning for a second series of his BBC One show This Time…  as well as a new podcast.

Steve Coogan broke the news on the Radio 2 breakfast show this morning, when he told Zoe Ball: ‘There’ll be another series of This Time in the next 12 months, but there’s a podcast starting next month, so…’

He also revealed that the podcast will be called From The Oast House.

In a subsequent interview with Absolute Radio he explained that the new podcast would comprise 18 20-minute episodes

'They’re very sort of one-on-one. If anyone wants Alan up close and personal in their own space then the podcast is an opportunity,' he told Dave Berry.

Coogan also said that he had other plans for the character, explaining: 'There might be a documentary series with Alan roving around Britain.'

Chortle previously reported that filming on that Simon Schama-style historical documentary, provisionally titled And Did Those Feet, With Alan Partridge, was tentatively scheduled for May this year.

The first series of This Time With Alan Partridge, with the hapless presenter taking over as co-host of a One Show-style magazine programme, ran from February to April this year.

In the final episode, Partridge had been summoned to see BBC executives over his behaviour towards his co-host Jennie, played by Susannah Fielding. The series also featured Tim Key as his sidekick, Simon, and Felicity Montagu as the long-suffering PA, Lynn.

Made by Coogan’s production company Baby Cow, the show launched with 3.3million viewers overnight, rising to 5.86million when catch-up viewing over the next seven days was taken into consideration.

Reviews of that first episode were largely positive, with The Guardian saying  the show had brought ‘Alan back, in all his glory and his tragedy, at just the right time’; The Independent calling it ‘exquisitely painful’ and  The Daily Telegraph describing it as a ‘sublimely excruciating return’

But in the Daily Mail Jim Shelley felt the Partridge – written by Coogan alongside Neil and Rob Gibbons –  ‘really was a shadow of his former self’.

Read Chortle's review here.

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Published: 14 Feb 2020

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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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