Tim Key

Tim Key

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Key is now 38 (old) and wears dark, lager stained suits and ties for his poetry. He came through Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe and Newswipe and now has a Late Night Poetry Programme on the radio, which he is paid for. In 2009 he won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for his poetical recital The Slutcracker and has filmed some of his verse in black and white to overwhelming critical approval. In 2014 he took the role of Sidekick Simon in Alpha Papa and sometimes does bits of telly and/or writes a column for the Independent. Most importantly, his Instagram account - timkeypoet - is starting to gather momentum.