When ex-junior doctor and comedian Adam Kay, bestselling author of This Is Going To Hurt, set out to raise money for NHS charities through a compilation of NHS-focused celebrity anecdotes, he never expected the avalanche of responses he would receive.
“I was amazed. I thought we wouldn’t be so near the top of the barrel. It was a dream line-up. But when I started reading what the NHS...
He may seem somewhat dour and straight-faced when satirising politicians and celebrities on the long-running panel show Have I Got News For You but Paul Merton is surprisingly cheerful in conversation.
His deadpan and at times surreal comedy has endeared him to millions over the years and has been his own therapy in times of trouble, he admits.