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The Incomplete Tim Key By Tim Key

The Incomplete Tim Key by Tim Key

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Summary

A wildly original poetry collection from one of the UK's most exciting young comics. 'He's a genius plain and simple.' Time Out

The Incomplete Tim Key Summary

The Incomplete Tim Key: About 300 of his poetical gems and what-nots by Tim Key

This is Key's most comprehensive collection of poeticals put together to date. The sheer weight of the book is testament to this comprehensivality. Of course it is lighter than something like a Braun fridge or a fat guy. But as a book, you will note, it's of a nice weight. It's full of poems by Key (award-winning) primarily about love, sex, dreams, death and fruit (strawberries, beans etc). The publishing of the book in no way ties in with things like 'demand' or 'clamour' but is more a result of Key having a full English breakfast with the right person at the right time. Key is not the sort of person to take offence if you don't buy his book but instead replace it on its shelf or lazily slot it between a couple of DBC Pierres or dump it by a pot plant next to the till. Key's just happy that someone has bothered to touch it. That is enough for Key (Newswipe).

The Incomplete Tim Key Reviews

Key locates the spot where poetry, comedy and art intersect, picnics there pleasurably, then takes a crap on it. -- Adam Buxton
I am jealous of my friend Tim Key. He has one of the funniest, smartest comic minds in the country. If women start finding him attractive I will hang myself. -- Stephen Merchant
Renders all other poetry collections redundant, which they were anyway. -- Charlie Brooker
If there's a funnier book of poems published this year, then we will eat all the hats in the Dazed fashion cupboard. ... [Key] is one of those rare and blessed people who seem almost biologically incapable of doing anything that isn't completely hilarious. ... a total comic masterpiece from a total comic genius * * Dazed and Confused * *
Key is a brilliantly intelligent comic. His poems are hugely skilful, and often funnier in five lines than many comedians can manage to be in an hour on stage * * The List * *
Praise for Tim Key's stand-up shows: 'The writing is terribly acute . . . the delivery beyond funny * * The Guardian * *
He's a genius plain and simple. Whilst he's definitely an acquired taste, once you have acquired it you'll agree with us that there isn't a better comic out there. * * Time Out * *
In any other sphere apart from comedy, we'd probably class this way of looking at the world as certifiable. Here it feels like genius. * * The Telegraph * *
A hidden gem . . . artfully shambolic . . . Pitched somewhere between Withnail and Eddie The Eagle. * * Metro * *
It's incredibly funny, but as a mood piece, almost a happening. * * The Times * *
Key spearheads a generation of comics which seeks to do much more than make us laugh. This is a man going places * * Independent * *
Praise for Instructions, Guidelines, Tutelage, Suggestions, Other Suggestions and Examples Etc.: 'This book is peppered with majestically off-the-wall invention. * * The Guardian * *
Key has the soul of a master poet trapped inside the body of a drunken tramp. With every turn of the page a new adventure into the weird and wonderful world of this abstract genius begins. * * Time Out * *
It is daft and surreal and genuinely laughter-inducing. * * ID Magazine * *
The poems come alive with his performance - the clumsy, slightly confused, deadpan delivery, the comedic timing and, best of all, his penchant for intruding with ludicrous digressions, often only to state some obvious but crucial piece of subtext. . . he is quite the talent. -- Richard Fitzpatrick * * Irish Examiner * *
If there's a funnier book of poems published this year, then we will eat all the hats in the Dazed fashion cupboard. ... [Key] is one of those rare and blessed people who seem almost biologically incapable of doing anything that isn't completely hilarious. ... a total comic masterpiece from a total comic genius * * Dazed & Confused * *
Key is a brilliantly intelligent comic. His poems are hugely skillful, and often funnier in five lines than many comedians can manage to be in an hour on stage. * * The List * *
an epic tome * * Dazed & Confused * *
If there's a funnier book of poems published this year, then we will eat all the hats in the Dazed fashion cupboard * * Dazed & Confused * *
Continually LOL-provoking... it is literally laugh-a-minute. Most of the poems are so short that it's probably more like laugh-a-20 seconds... either way, you'll laugh a lot * * Dazed & Confused * *
A total comic masterpiece from a total comic genius who, if there's any justice, ought to be Poet Laureate one day * * Dazed & Confused * *
Surreal anecdotes, wry asides and Key's dry-but-sweet delivery all give the audiobook added value, as does the background presence of musician friend Joe Auckland * * Time Out * *
Deadpan minimalist poems straddle the line between genius and mockery * * Evening Standard * *
endearingly enigmatic... one of our hippest clowns * * Evening Standard * *
a cool hybrid of poetry, stand-up and character comedy * * The Scotsman * *
one of the funniest, smartest comic minds in the country * * Stephen Merchant * *
renders all other poetry collections redundant * * Charlie Brooker * *

About Tim Key

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.

Additional information

GOR003379813
9780857861184
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The Incomplete Tim Key: About 300 of his poetical gems and what-nots by Tim Key
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Canongate Books Ltd
2011-08-04
252
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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