Tim Key is an English actor, writer, and performance poet
Tim Key: "Daniel Kitson knows what he wants. And he’ll physically smash my hands to pieces to get it."
13 September 2013 02:30 PM
I am currently performing in a play in the North, and have been knocking my column together in the wings in between takes.
06 September 2013 10:00 AM
It’s 20 years since I skilfully played the part of Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
29 August 2013 02:43 PM
As an adult you can obviously buy candles whenever you want. I started doing that three or four times a week once I was earning a decent wage and it’s killed the magic
22 August 2013 04:23 PM
It’s impossible to combat the unhealthy lifestyle that comes hand-in-hand with an assault on Edinburgh
16 August 2013 02:02 PM
This week I went to a little cottage in the Lake District. I went there on my own, partly to write, partly to breathe in air from the mountains and waterfalls and partly to see whether I could spend five days in complete isolation. No internet. No phone reception. No make-up. No nothing. Would I flourish? Or would I fold, destroy the cottage and then have a difficult conversation with my mum’s friend Barbara, who owns it?
09 August 2013 01:38 PM
I’m sat on my fat arse on the train to Edinburgh and getting emotional. I’m going to the Fringe, my spiritual second or third home. Dewy-eyed, I eat a ham-and-egg bloomer, neck mango-and-apple drink and watch England’s over-hyped scenery whistle by. I devour a vegetable crisp. The train slows down. Peterborough.
02 August 2013 02:25 PM
I wanted to write a column about festivals this week. As part of my research, I have spent the summer going to festivals so that the column’s a bit better. I am at one now, in a Literature Tent, typing this up. The lady holding the Q and A keeps asking me to stop typing because she wants to find out more about Salman Rushdie’s creative process. I’m sipping cider out of a reinforced plastic cup that I had to pay a deposit for. Occasionally I answer her back. “I’ve got a deadline, love!” It is a good atmosphere. It is chilled.
'Imagine trying to do your job with Alan Partridge glaring at you': Tim Key on being Alpha Papa's Sidekick Simon
02 August 2013 10:53 AM
Appearing alongside Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge in new film, Alpha Papa, was a near religious experience for comedian and long-time fan Tim Key
23 July 2013 05:15 PM
I received a phone call this week, which made me want to vomit onto my touch screen. My friend had got a puncture and fate had burst his tyre close enough to my two-bedroom flat that I would have to ‘slip on some jeans’ and go help him.
19 July 2013 05:25 PM
We took on nature in its purest form and gave our souls a thorough cleansing
- 1 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Australia incest case: Deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 4 Physicists discover 'clearest evidence yet' that the Universe is a hologram
- 5 Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white