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Medic turned comic Adam Kay: ‘Humour is important to me but there’s no making light of that rape’

As his new memoir comes out, the author of This is Going to Hurt opens up about marital secrets, lies, politics, and fending off the critics

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Author and comedy writer Adam Kay. Photo by Charlie Clift

Author and comedy writer Adam Kay. Photo by Charlie Clift

Author and comedy writer Adam Kay. Photo by Charlie Clift

Follow-up memoirs can be tricky. After a certain number of instalments the autobiographer, however successful and skilled, can run out of anecdotal road. This is not a problem for Adam Kay. While his new book, Undoctored, returns to many of the themes of his multi-million selling debut, This is Going to Hurt, and the subsequent Twas the Nightshift before Christmas, and sparkles with the same bawdy wit , it is even more personal than its predecessors.

I’m absolutely terrified for this book, to be honest,” Kay tells me in a Zoom interview from Edinburgh, where he is performing. “Because I’m telling all this stuff to people I don’t know. It’s a very strange feeling but I know it’s the right thing to do. I’ve spent a lifetime bottling stuff up.”


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