A brand new 65 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness. Key’s first new show for ages drips into the heart of London in the depths of Autumn.
The Times ***** / I have never enjoyed myself in a comedy show more than in this adjective-defyingly unusual mixture of genres
I have never enjoyed myself in a comedy show more than in this adjective-defyingly unusual mixture of stand-up, storytelling, film, performance art, poetry, quick-change artistry and interactive lager drinking.
Evening Standard **** / Charismatic oddball revels in his tantalisingly clever show
The comedy world was shocked yesterday by the sudden death of comic Sean Hughes. You can see a lineage from Hughes to Tim Key, whose new show mixes oddball humour with a strong narrative.
Independent **** / a feat of comic strength
To watch him is like sitting by a body of water that occasionally delivers up a little treat at your feet. It’s simultaneously compelling and tranquillising, with much of the pleasure in observing the subtleties that slowly reveal themselves: the coy looks, the economical language.
guardian **** / spilt lager, Poohsticks and an agonising quest for romance
Key has a style all his own, and he’s in thrilling command of it in Megadate. He’s gone bowling alone in the name of our entertainment, and he’s scored a pretty resounding double strike.
Metro **** / Teasing Key unlocks door but never quite lets you in
Though he’s won a Perrier award and boasts a TV CV that includes Peep Show, Inside No. 9 and Mid Morning Matters (with Alan Partridge), Tim Key still feels like one of comedy’s best-kept secrets.