Adam Kay

Adam Kay on RHLSTP

Adam Kay is the latest guest on Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, or as the cool kids are calling it RHLSTP. Junior Doctor turned comedian turned bestselling author Adam Kay talks to Richard about his acclaimed book This Is Going To Hurt and has plenty of stories to tell [...]

February 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Adam Kay Book Tour

Adam Kay is going on a book tour to talk about his bestselling medical memoir This Is Going To Hurt. This Is Going To Hurt is an often hilarious, at times horrifying and occasionally heartbreaking diary of a former junior doctor, which tells the story of why he decided to hang up his stethoscope [...]

January 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Buy your onions! Christmas gift ideas from TVO…

Christmas is now only two weeks away, and that means one of two things: you’re either already sorted for present-buying this year, or you’ve got a stressful fortnight ahead. Well, if you’re in the latter camp, we’ve got you covered, as 2017 has been a bumper year for great [...]

December 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Catch-Up Adventures of Colin Hoult!

Eagle-eyed comedy fans will have spotted two tv appearances from TVO regular Colin Hoult in the last couple of weeks that almost slipped through our Oniony net. First up, Colin played hapless insurance-scammer Barry in the first episode of the revived Porridge alongside series regulars Kevin [...]

October 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Familiar faces in The Russell Howard Hour

After some time away from our screens, Russell Howard is back with a brand new series on Sky One – and a few familiar faces have already appeared in the show. First things first: we’ll admit it – we can’t catch everything. And fortunately, we live in an age where television [...]

October 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: This is Going to Hurt

This week sees the release Adam Kay’s medical memoir, This is Going to Hurt, in which the former Mongrels and Crims writer and musical satirist revisits his seven years as a practicing Doctor. TVO took a sneak peek at the results, to find out if you should buy a copy yourselves. As [...]

September 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

This is Going to Hurt (Your Bank Balance)

The long awaited medical memoirs by former-doctor turned critically-acclaimed comedian Adam Kay are now available to pre-order. Now officially titled This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor, the book will see Kay revisit his past as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, which [...]

April 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Your Life in My Hands: Adam Kay’s medical memoirs

Musical satirist Adam Kay will follow up his critically acclaimed live show Fingering A Minor on the Piano with a written memoir of his time as a medical doctor, to be published in September. Your Life in My Hands will see Kay revisit his past as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, which also [...]

January 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sohonions: TVO flavoured comedy at The Soho Theatre

This week sees the long-awaited London run of Katy Brand‘s critically acclaimed I Was a Teenage Christian at the Soho Theatre, with shows every night from Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th January. But this is just the start of a long run of comedy across this Winter and early Spring for the [...]

January 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fingering A Minor in Soho

Musical comedian Adam Kay has announced a London run for his highly acclaimed 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show, Fingering A Minor on the Piano at The Soho Theatre this Spring. The show couples Adam’s darkly humorous re-imaginings of modern day pop and rock classics with a deeply confessional [...]

January 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Have yourselves a smutty little Christmas…

Adam Kay will be reviving his Smutty Christmas Songs live shows next week in London, Southampton and Leeds. The musical comedian – fresh from his critically acclaimed Edinburgh show Fingering A Minor on the Piano – is perhaps best known to TVO readers as the creator and writer [...]

December 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Postscript: TVO at the Fringe 2016

The Edinburgh Fringe is now officially over for another year, and as the city cleans away the chaos that millions of flyers and hundreds of shows leave behind, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on TVO related involvement in an epic Fringe run. Our editor in chief, Paul Holmes, [...]

August 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion At The Fringe: Adam Kay

The Edinburgh Fringe starts next week, and with a host of TVO favourites heading up throughout August, we are prodding you towards shows you simply have to see. As well as a smattering of interviews, we’ll be bringing you a range of preview ‘Soapbox’ pieces, in which a member of team TVO [...]

July 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Fringe is coming…

Tickets for Edinburgh Fringe shows have gone on sale, and once again, a number of TVO faces are heading on up to the Scottish city throughout August. Making welcome returns after prolonged absences this year are Katy Brand and Colin Hoult – who appear with their shows I Was a Teenage [...]

April 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #34

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… FAREWELL TO SUCCESSVILLE Murder in Successville, Wednesday, 10:00pm, BBC Three It’s been a fun [...]

June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #32

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… HERE COMES THE SUN TRAP Wednesday, 10:45pm, BBC ONE This week sees the launch of Sun Trap, the new BBC [...]

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crims is banged up as BBC Three pulls the plug

BBC Three comedy Crims has been axed in the continued drive to save money at the troubled channel, it has been revealed. The show aired in January and February this year, and starred Ellis James, Kadiff Kirwan, Theo Barklem Biggs, Cariad Lloyd, Ricky Champ and Tracy Ann Oberman. Set in a young [...]

May 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #17

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more.  Click through for the LATEST NEWS, and see what’s so hot right now below. YOU SAY GOODBYE… This week sees the Comedic Guard of 2015 begin to change for the first time, as [...]

February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments