Dave Interviews Adam Kay

We love a laugh at Panda Radio. Especially we love a laugh with a purpose. We also love naughtiness, and there is that by the bucketfull in the Sunday Times number one bestseller This Is Going To Hurt

This is a book about the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn’t – about life on and off the hospital ward.


It’s been called ‘Painfully funny’ by Stephen Fry, a ‘hilarious’ by Charlie Brooker and ‘laugh out loud funny’ by Jonathan Ross. It is the book everyone is talking about. After winning Blackwell’s Debut Book of the Year 2017, Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year, iBooks Book of the Year, Books Are My Bag Readers’ Award and Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Prize it’s not surprising (phew, that’s a lot of awards!). I mean, we didn’t even know there were that many awards going!

But it’s not only books he’s written. Adam has credits as a writer on Mitchell & Webb, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Crims (co-creator), Blind Date .That’s before you consider him as a performer who is selling out venues up and down the country.

So, we decided to get him on The Breakfast Show. There were many questions to ask. For example, has he really played for Prince Harry? What is the goriest thing he’s ever seen? And do people still talk to him about his work with The Amateur Transplants?