To celebrate the launch of Adam Kay's hilarious memoir This is Going to Hurt Literary Death Match returns to The Phoenix in Cavendish Square for a rollicking, comedy-fueled night of readings, comic commentary and bloodsport (without the blood). Sponsored by Picador.
What is Literary Death Match? Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today's finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion.
Literary Merit: Rhyannon Styles, columnist for Elle UK, perfmance artist and author of The New Girl: A Trans Girl Tells It Like It Is
Performance: Vinay Patel, screenwriter (BBC 3's Murdered by My Father), playwright (Free Fall, nominated nominated for three Off West End awards) and a 2016 BAFTA Breakthrough Brit
Intangibles: Bridget Christie, Foster's Edinburgh Comedy and Chortle Award-winning comedian, author of A Book For Her - watch her Netflix special Stand Up for Her now!
* Mona Arshi, writer, lawyer and Forward Award-winning poet of the collection Small Hands
* Lainy Malkani, journalist behind BBC Radio 4's Sugar, Saris and Green Bananas, author of Sugar, Sugar and presenter of the Social History Hub podcast
* Samantha Baines, British Award-winning actress, comedian, and author of Poentry
* Adam Kay, TV writer (Crims; Mitchell and Webb), comedian and author of the all-new This Is Going to Hurt
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga
Where: The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London W1G 0PP (map)
When: Show at 20h; doors at 19h15; afterdrinks after (at 21h45)
Cost: £8 preorder; £10 at the door