For his comedic poetry performances, Key earned the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award and a Malcolm Hardee Award nomination. His humorous poetry collections and performance pieces include, respectively, 25 Poems, 3 Recipes and 32 Other Suggestions (An Inventory) and Far Too Happy.
After studying at Sheffield University, he co-founded a Cambridge-based sketch comedy group called Cowards.
His debut spoken-word poetry album -- Tim Key. With a String Quartet. On a Boat. -- was released in 2010.
He was born and raised in Cambridgeshire, England.
Actress Rebecca Hall participated in a black-and-white film series based on Key's poems.