Play: Party: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2009
The Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2009
The Horne Section: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2013
Harry Hill and Friends: Union Chapel, Islington, London, 2015
I first saw Tim Key in a play called Party at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009. The play was a political satire about wanting to change the world but having no idea how and little idea why. Tom Basden (who wrote the script), Anna Crilly, Jonny Sweet and Katy Wix all appeared with Key in the play which won critical acclaim.
Key’s solo act is bizarre and funny. Stand-up comedy, elongated stories and dark humorous poetry make up the routine. The more time Key is on stage the more obvious it becomes that he is a sarcastic player who enjoys manipulating the audience’s emotions for his own delight although he is always in control of the weird and amusing situation.