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London, Ep. 63

September 7, 2017 — To celebrate the launch of Adam Kay's hilarious memoir — This is Going to Hurt — Literary Death Match returned to The Phoenix in Cavendish Square for a rollicking, comedy-fueled night that saw Kay outduel Mona Arshi in a bitter Visual Literary Riddle battle by a 4-2 score, winnning Kay the LDM London crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

Literary Merit: Rhyannon Styles, columnist for Elle UK, performance artist and author of The New Girl: A Trans Girl Tells It Like It Is

Performance: Vinay Patel, screenwriter (BBC 3's Murdered by My Father), playwright (Free Fall, nominated nominated for three Off West End awards) and a 2016 BAFTA Breakthrough Brit

Intangibles: Bridget Christie, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy and Chortle Award-winning comedian, author of A Book For Her watch her Netflix special Stand Up for Her now!

Super-Intangibles: Shappi Khorsandi, comedian and author of the novel Nina Is Not OK and the memoir A Beginniner's Guide to Acting English

Round 1:
* Mona Arshi
, writer, lawyer and Forward Award-winning poet of the collection Small Hands
* Lainy Malkani,
journalist behind BBC Radio 4's Sugar, Saris and Green Bananas, author of Sugar, Sugar and presenter of the Social History Hub podcast

Round 2:
* Samantha Baines
, British Award-winning actress, comedian, and author of Poentry
* Adam Kay
, TV writer (Crims; Mitchell and Webb), comedian and author of the all-new This Is Going to Hurt

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

Where: The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London W1G 0PP (map)
Show at 20h; doors at 19h15; afterdrinks after (at 21h45)
£8 preorder; £10 at the door