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September 7 (at The Phoenix)

To celebrate the launch of Adam Kay's hilarious memoir — This is Going to Hurt — Literary Death Match returns to The Phoenix in Cavendish Square for a rollicking, comedy-fueled night of readings, comic commentary and bloodsport (without the blood). Sponsored by Picador. Click to preorder now or see the lineup!

What is Literary Death Match? Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion.

JUDGES: Literary Merit: TBA
Performance: 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!
Intangibles: TBA

Round 1:
* Mona Arshi
, writer, lawyer and Forward Award-winning poet of the collection Small Hands

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