Tim Key’s poems in pictures

A gallery of Key’s poems, written on the back of (often filthy) playing cards



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In case you haven't been to one of his shows, Tim Key – poet, comedian, denim jumpsuit-wearer and Alan Partridge sidekick – reads aloud his brilliantly silly poems written on the backs of playing cards. Key very kindly let us borrow a bunch of his poetical cards to make this gallery. So flick through the slideshow below to read poems about sparrows, hanky panky, Barack Obama and more. Quick warning: most of the playing cards happen to be pornographic (don't worry, we've covered up the naughty bits).

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Fylm School hosted by Simon Munnery

Simon Munnery is consistently one of the most innovative comedy talents out there. In this show, he broadcasts live cardboard-based sketches onto a screen on stage and introduces Fylmic stylings from his comedy pals. Joining Munnery on October 27 are Kronenbourg-guzzling poet Tim Key and cartoonist-comedian Sam Fletcher.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Mon Oct 27
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