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Amateur Transplants – Adam Kay’s Smutty Songs (Live Nation)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

“This made me very, very happy”, Stephen Fry once said. Stephen, I concur. Adam Kay, growling at the piano stool and downing a bottle of white wine, provides the most dour life-affirmation I have ever heard. His songs of smut bring joy to every grown up face in the audience: these filthy comedic gems these are definitely songs for adults. And although the genre is hardly original, Kay sings his tunes with wine-drenched, blasé, mad piano skills, and is better than almost any other comedy-musician I’ve ever seen. Imagine Jack Dee in a punch-up with Lady Gaga while Leonard Cohen watches ringside and you’re essentially there.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug, 7.00pm (8.00pm), £9.00 – £11.50, fpp38.
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