Adam Kay has taken the world by storm with his side-splitting book ‘This is Going to Hurt’, which hilariously recounts his time as a junior doctor with the NHS. Although his writing credits include TV episodes for ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ and ‘Mitchell and Webb’, it is his best-selling memoir that has turned the Brighton-boy into a household name.
The doctor will see you at the Stonyhurst Literature & Film Festival this summer as he performs segments of his stand-up show on Saturday 17th August.
This is Going to Hurt
Kay’s first book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’ is a collection of amusing notes he kept whilst practicing as a doctor, and instantly won over the nation as well as literary critics. The book won ‘Non-Fiction Book of the Year’, ‘New Writer of the Year’ and ‘Book Club of the Year’ in the National Book Awards and boasts many other accolades. It has since been translated into 35 languages.
The best-selling book discusses the highs and lows of being a junior doctor through the lens of Kay’s comical diary entries: “He wants to send me a wedding invitation. I’m choked up that he’d think of me, and very much looking forward to intending to go then pulling out at the last minute due to work”.
‘This is Going to Hurt’ has been such a success that BBC2 has announced a television adaptation as they turn the book into an eight-part comedy-drama with the former doctor himself at the helm.
Kay has performed his sell-out show around the country, taking to the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe and Lattitude festivals, and has even entertained guests at Prince Harry’s 30th birthday party. In fact, the former-doctor was so popular that he has added extra dates to his nationwide tour this year!
Adam Kay at the Stonyhurst Literature and Film Festival
If you would like to see Adam Kay at the Stonyhurst Literature and Film Festival, then you can buy tickets to his talk here. For group bookings, please call the Stonyhurst Enterprises team on 01254 827014.