Multi-talented Tim aims to hit right Key with comedy act

Comedian and poet Tim Key, in Sheffield with show Single White Slut
Comedian and poet Tim Key, in Sheffield with show Single White Slut
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Tim Key, Crucible Studio

Following three sold-out London runs and an award-nominated trip to the Melbourne Comedy Festival, comedian, author and poet Tim Key will be bringing his newest show to Sheffield tonight.

He returns to the city where he studied Russian at the University of Sheffield with Single White Slut.

It is described as “a show of enchanting surprise, lyrical prose and razor-sharp wit. Featuring choreography by Punchdrunk collaborator Sarah Dowling, the show is set to push Key’s passionate and dedicated following even further through his looking glass”.

Tim Key has firmly established himself as a dynamic, exciting and innovative live comedy performer.

Comedy website Chortle describes the show as “A joyous, adventurous experience that doesn’t stint on the laughs”.

Away from his solo stage work, Key has had roles in films Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, One Day and Richard Ayoade’s The Double.

He has also appeared on Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant’s series Life’s Too Short as well as Inside No 9 and Newswipe with Charlie Brooker.

Key has also had three books published, released a vinyl recording of his poetry and has written and presented three BBC Radio 4 documentaries.

Recently he starred alongside Daniel Kitson in his Manchester Exchange production Tree. it was the first time Kitson has opened his storytelling work to an onstage collaborator.

He also continues to perform as part of double act FREEZE! with British Comedy Award winner Tom Basden.

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