Tim was the winner of the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly Perrier) for Best New Show. Nica Burns, producer of the awards, said: “Tim Key is a one-off, an adorably diffident performance poet and stand-up. His charming show is full of surprises. Tim has funny bones and is a star in the making.”
Tim also appeared in Tom Basden's play PARTY at the Edinburgh Festival 2009, which won a Fringe First award. Tim recently reprised his role as Duncan in a production of the play for The Sydney Festival and it had a London run at The Arts Theatre in March this year. It was also adapted into a four-part BBC Radio 4 series.
Tim co-hosted the second series of WE NEED ANSWERS for BBC4 earlier this year (an anarchic comedy game show, in which celebrity guests attempt to answer questions texted in by the public) along with co-hosts Mark Watson and Alex Horne. He also appeared on Charlie Brooker's BBC4 shows NEWSWIPE & SCREENWIPE and BBC2's THE BUBBLE along with host David Mitchell and guests Katie Brand and Josie Long. He is also writing a feature film for Big Talk and Film Four.
He recently performed his Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning show THE SLUTCRACKER at the Soho Theatre, the Arts Theatre, the Sydney Comedy Festival and Melbourne's International Comedy Festival. This year he will be performing at Kilkenny's Cat Laughs Festival and Montreal's Just For Laughs among others.
Tim is a founder member of group COWARDS who started off life on the London, Edinburgh and regional live comedy circuits. Their BBC4 Series, directed by Steve Bendelack, transmitted last year, shortly after a second radio series for BBC Radio 4. The series was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA in the category for Best Entertainment Show.
Tim's work for BBC Radio 4 also includes two critically acclaimed series of original comedy ALL BAR LUKE, for which he is writing a third series. Originally conceived as a stage show, the series glimpses into the social life of Luke Walsall, one of those lads who never seems to make it to the front of the pack.
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