AWARD-WINNING comedian and best-selling author Adam Kay is set to share entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in an “electrifying” evening of stand-up and music.

Adam Kay: This is Going To Hurt has sold out the Hammersmith Apollo, a major nationwide tour, a West End season, and the largest venue at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Now, he is bringing his show - described as “hilarious and heartbreaking” by Charlie Brooker - to the Wycombe Swan in High Wycombe later this year.

The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor has been a Number One Sunday Times bestseller for eight months, has sold over a million copies and is being turned into a major BBC series.

The book has been translated into 29 languages, achieved number one status in numerous countries and has won multiple awards including iBooks book of the year, Esquire book of the year and Sunday Times humour book of the year and most recently won a record three National Book Awards, (Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year).

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, Adam’s follow up gift title, is packed full of hilarious and heartbreaking stories of those who spend their festive season on the NHS’s front line.

It was published in October 2019 and went in at number one on the Sunday Times Hardback Non-Fiction chart.

The comedian and writer trained as a doctor, but always had a penchant for comedy - founding the musical comedy group Amateur Transplants and writing for BBC Radio 4 while still at medical school.

His 2018/19 tour of This is Going to Hurt was one of the biggest comedy tours of the year, bringing in audiences of more than 100,000 people - so High Wycombe crowds are in for a treat later this year.

Mail on Sunday said the show “intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay”.

Adam Kay: This is Going To Hurt comes to the Wycombe Swan in St Mary Street, High Wycombe, on Friday, October 2, at 7.30pm. It runs for 70 minutes with no interval.

Copies of Adam’s hit book will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.

This is a rescheduled show because of the coronavirus outbreak.

If you are able to attend on the new date, your original tickets will still be valid.

If you cannot make the new date, complete a request form online at

Tickets, which are priced at £29.50, are still available to buy now on the website but not over the phone.