Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships…
Welcome to the life of a junior doctor.
Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor 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 by turns, this is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn’t – about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.
About the speaker:
Adam Kay is a writer, comedian, and trained doctor. After years as a junior doctor, he turned to writing and credits include Mitchell & Webb, Very British Problems, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Crims (co-creator), Mongrels, Up The Women, Flat TV, Our Ex Wife, Bounty Hunters, Blind Date, Child Genius – alongside panel show / live writing for high-profile comedians, writing for TV advertisements in UK and US, and rewriting hit Broadway musicals for transfer to West End. He is a Sunday Times columnist.
Presented by Birmingham Literature Festival with support from Arts & Science Festival.