Adam Kay by Richard Loftus (Wyvern Theatre Marketing Manager)
Richard Loftus, Wyvern Theatre Marketing Manager, caught up with Adam Kay to find out more about his first-ever performance at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre.
You started performing in 1998 at medical school, quickly becoming well-known amongst the medical community – what was it about Medical School that you found so amusing?
It wasn’t so much that I found medicine funny, more that I needed an alternative. Luckily I found my alternative career of swearing at strangers…
What did your parents say when you gave up medicine for comedy?
I can’t pretend they were particularly delighted. I’d only recently come out as gay to them as well, which meant that any time I phoned home from then on, they were expecting another dramatic revelation.
Formerly front man of the Amateur Transplants, you’re now breaking out on your own. What prompted the change?
My (ex) partner in crime in Amateur Transplants wanted to focus on medicine full-time for some reason, so I’m carrying the reins on my own now. It’s just as well - a restraining order meant that he can’t be within 35 miles of Swindon, so it’s first time I’ve been able to play at the Wyvern.
What can Swindon audiences look forward to seeing in your performance at the Wyvern?
Hopefully a fantastic evening of smutty songs - covering topics from battery sizes to the Heimlich manoeuvre to bidets to Pringles to losing an eye to kissing French Presidents…
Finally, you recently performed the hilarious Wills and Kate Wedding song – any plans for a Diamond Jubilee related number?
I’ll get working on it straight away!