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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Party's not over

Radio 4 political sitcom returns for a Christmas special

Political sitcom Party is to return for a one-off special, to take on Donald Trump.

Tom Basden, Anna Crilly, Tim Key, Jonny Sweet and Katy Wix will reunite for the Radio 4 comedy, which started life as a play at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival.

Written by Basden, the show revolves around students trying to form their own political party – or as the BBC calls them ‘aspiring political agitators [who] apply their small minds to big problems.’

The radio show originally ran for three series from 2010 to 2012, with a TV pilot shot in 2014, but never broadcast.

The new special will air as part of Radio 4’s Christmas special and  will be recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, Central London, on December 1.

Free audience tickets are available here.

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Published: 9 Nov 2018

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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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