Adam Kay & Bridget Christie
Saturday 5th October 2019, 8-10.30pm
Baillie Gifford Big Tent
Adam Kay is an award-winning writer and performer. His debut book, This is Going to Hurt, is a literary sensation: a Sunday Times number one bestseller for a record-smashing nine months, selling over a million copies in the UK and translated into 33 languages (and counting). It is also currently being developed into a major eight part comedy drama series for the BBC.
He is a frequent voice on Radio 4 and on television is equally at home being sensible (Newsnight, Peston on Sunday, The Big Questions) or less so (The Russell Howard Hour, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown).
Bridget Christie is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer. In the past 5 years she has won numerous awards including the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award, a Rose D’Or International Broadcasting Award, Southbank Sky Arts Award, Red Magazine Award and 5 Chortle awards. Her hugely critically acclaimed show Because You Demanded It about the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, was The Guardian’s No 1 Comedy of 2016 and completely sold out its West End theatre run and UK national tour. Her book A Book for Her was published in 2015 to critical acclaim and she regularly appears on TV and radio (including guest-hosting BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and curating the 14th series of The Museum of Curiosity).
Eshaan Akbar is a fast-rising comedy talent. ?He has appeared on the Frankie Boyle's New World Order and Walks of Life for the ?BBC and SKY TV, as well as on BBC Radio 4's 'The Now Show', BBC Asian Network, and is a regular on TalkSPORT and LoveSport.