Winner of a record three National Book Awards and million copy bestselling author – Adam Kay to kick off 2019 with a nationwide tour including a date at Sunderland Empire – Sunday 12 May 2019.

Award-winning comedian and best-selling author Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music. The live show has sold out the Hammersmith Apollo, a major nationwide tour, a West End season, and the largest venue at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Adam Kay with be bringing his catalogue of antidotes to the Sunderland Empire for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Sunday 12 May 2019. Tickets are now on sale.

‘Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay’ ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

‘Hilarious and heart-breaking’ Charlie Brooker ‘Blisteringly funny’ Jo Brand

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.

This phenomenal 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).

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