Adam Kay at Oxford Literary Festival

Adam Kay at Oxford Literary Festival
  • Corpus Christi Lecture Theatre
    Corpus Christi Lecture Theatre
  • 23/03/2018 12:00 - 23/03/2018 13:00


This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Adam Kay Interviewed by Hannah Beckerman Comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay gives a painfully funny account of why he gave up the stethoscope and swapped it for comedy. Kay's diary was written in secret in the few moments he could find as a junior doctor working 97-hour weeks. It lifts the lid on what it is like to work as a junior doctor in the NHS in all its horrifying and hilarious detail. ‘Blisteringly funny, politically enraging and often heartbreaking . . . hilarious . . .there is also a huge amount of pathos . . . This is a book brimming not just with humour but with humanity.’ Hannah Beckerman, Sunday Express Kay is a comedian and writer for television and film including Mitchell & Webb and Very British Problems. Here he talks to journalist and author of The Dead Wife's Handbook Hannah Beckerman.

About Adam Kay

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer for TV and film, including Mitchell & Webb and Very British Problems. He previously worked as a junior doctor, detailing his funny and sad experiences in his first book This Is Going To Hurt. He lives in west London.