Amateur Transplants

The website of Amateur Transplants frontman Adam Kay - singer of smutty songs (such as London Underground, and other less popular ones).

  • "Extremely funny. Never less than utterly clever" Telegraph
  • "This made me very, very happy" Stephen Fry







In the twelve 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 a YouTube 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, as well as nationwide UK tours.

"Wonderfully funny.. A comedy classic" Scotsman

Locum Amateur Transplant Suman Biswas appeared with Adam for a few years, but is now back to healing the sick and lame. Adam has four albums: 'Fitness to Practice', 'Unfit to Practice', 'Have Yourself a Sweary Little Christmas' and 'In Theatre'. He has been offsetting some of the bad karma caused by all the swearing by donating a proportion of 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.

Talk to Adam

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Mandy Ward Artist Management

74 Berwick Street, London W1F 8TE

020 7434 3569

As well as a headline and touring comedian, Adam is in constant demand for private events. He has performed at countless conferences, dinners and private parties; and is a hugely popular after-dinner entertainer.

Recent Testimonials

  • "After seeing Adam I fell in love with his performance. He is extremely talented, hilarious and will never fail to impress. I would not hesitate to hire him for another event." Tiffany Thompson – Director, Flourish Marketing and Events
  • "Adam was fantastic. The session was great fun, his humour is spot on and he tailored it brilliantly for our audience. Adam was really helpful in getting things planned – everything went really smoothly and it was so easy to have him come with everything he needed." Fiona Rodden - Co-Chair, Linking Leaders
  • "Adam brought the house down – we received really positive feedback from the clients attending and the media on the belly-laughs delivered. Secondly, Adam was a consummate professional throughout and charming when introduced to the client. And finally, Adam could not have been more helpful throughout the whole process." Tommy Flisher - Union Street PR

Book Adam

Mandy Ward Artist Management

74 Berwick Street, London W1F 8TE

020 7434 3569

Press Enquiries

Paul Sullivan

01932 570582


  • "Bracingly intelligent... enormous fun"Times
  • "Brilliant - it left us with eyeliner streaming down our face" Cosmopolitan
  • "Superbly politically incorrect. Gloriously funny" Scotsman
  • "Filthy at best, depraved at worst - and great, guilty fun" Telegraph
  • "This made me very, very happy" Stephen Fry
  • "I can't say c*** any more. Amateur Transplants have devalued the currency of swearing" Tim Minchin
  • "Kay sings his tunes with wine-drenched, blasé, mad piano skills, and is better than almost any other comedy-musician I've ever seen" Three Weeks
  • "Genius" Radio 1
  • "Artistically bankrupt" Chortle


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