AWARD-WINNING comedian and best-selling author Adam Kay is set to share entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in an “electrifying” evening of stand-up and music.

Adam Kay: This is Going To Hurt has sold out the Hammersmith Apollo, a major nationwide tour, a West End season, and the largest venue at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Now, he is bringing his show - described as “hilarious and heartbreaking” by Charlie Brooker - to The Hexagon in Reading.

The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor has been a Number One Sunday Times bestseller for eight months, has sold over a million copies and is being turned into a major BBC series.

The book has been translated into 29 languages, achieved number one status in numerous countries and has won multiple awards including iBooks book of the year, Esquire book of the year and Sunday Times humour book of the year and most recently won a record three National Book Awards, (Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year).

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, Adam’s follow up gift title, is packed full of hilarious and heartbreaking stories of those who spend their festive season on the NHS’s front line.

It was published in October 2019 and went in at number one on the Sunday Times Hardback Non-Fiction chart.

The comedian and writer trained as a doctor, but always had a penchant for comedy - founding the musical comedy group Amateur Transplants and writing for BBC Radio 4 while still at medical school.

His 2018/19 tour of This is Going to Hurt was one of the biggest comedy tours of the year, bringing in audiences of more than 100,000 people - so Reading crowds are in for a treat later this year.

Adam Kay: This is Going To Hurt comes to The Hexagon in Reading on Monday, September 21, at 7.30pm, in a reschedule show originally set for May 9.

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