We hosted our final ‘Pie and a Pint’ event of the year yesterday with comedian Adam Kay entertaining our agency and brand partners over lunch at the Marquis Cornwallis pub in Bloomsbury, London.
Introduced to the stage by Mirror Editor Lloyd Embley, it was soon clear that Adam is no ‘run of the mill’ comedian. An Edinburgh Festival Fringe performer, he draws on his career experience in the National Health Service - a service greatly admired by the Mirror.
His act features a mix of humorous stories, iconic pop songs (albeit with comical modified lyrics) and even poetry. With floods of laughter and hysterics, Adam chronologically went through his career as a doctor with interjections of singing and audience participation.
A highlight was his rewriting of Hallelujah which featured audience members singing along answers to questions which he posed while singing. This comically yet abruptly ended when audience members couldn’t correctly identify ‘Yellow Fever’.
Adam ended on a sober note, making the audience think. He spoke of his tragic story which led to his departure from the NHS which moved each and every audience member and made us all reflect on the work done by healthcare professionals.