LONDON, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Spring Tour 2012 - 10% of all profit to Macmillan Cancer Support
To celebrate the success of his debut solo show at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 and a suitably smutty Christmas show at London's Lyric Theatre, Amateur Transplants frontman, Adam Kay, has packed up his piano and a case of vintage wine and sing his way across the UK with his own unique brand of smutty songs.
In the ten years since Adam began performing, Amateur Transplants have developed a fan base the size of which most comedians would happily sell their kidneys for. With sell-out tours and Edinburgh Festival seasons, his cutting-edge, darkly humorous re-imaginings of modern day pop and rock classics have gained him a cult following across the UK.
The iconic London Underground Song has been in the iTunes comedy top ten continuously since 2008 and has become an internet phenomenon with over 7 million hits.
"THIS MADE ME VERY, VERY HAPPY" Stephen Fry
Adam started performing in 1998 at medical school, quickly becoming well-known amongst the medical community.
Abandoning medical in-jokes for songs with wider appeal, Adam first appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2005, achieving a sell-out run. He has since sold out Edinburgh runs in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
"WONDERFULLY FUNNY… A COMEDY CLASSIC" Scotsman
Amateur Transplants' first national tour in 2010 sold over 6,000 tickets across all 14 dates including London's Indigo2 venue within the O2 complex.
Adam has recorded four albums including "Fitness to Practice" and "Unfit to Practise" and a live album, "In Theatre". He has been offsetting some of the bad karma caused by all the swearing by donating a proportion of ticket and album sales to Macmillan Cancer Support and is proud to have donated in excess of £30,000.
The recordings have consistently held Top Ten positions in both the iTunes Comedy singles and albums charts since 2008, and Amateur Transplants YouTube videos have in excess of 20 million total views. The 2010 Christmas Album, Have Yourself A Sweary Little Christmas went straight into the iTunes Comedy charts, knocking Tim Minchin off top place.
Adam has comedy writing credits including for BBC2, BBC3 and BBC Radio 4, has spoken at the Cambridge Union and the Times Cheltenham Literary Festival, and he currently has a sitcom in development.
http://www.amateurtransplants.com | Twitter: @amateuradam
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SOURCE Amateur Transplants