Tim Key / John Kearns / Suzi Ruffell / Lolly Adefope

An eclectic mix of the hottest, funniest and most surprising comedians in the UK.


Tim Key: Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Winner 2009. The swarthy bard from Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe (BBC4) and the pretty question master from We Need Answers (BBC4).

“The writing is terribly acute…the delivery beyond funny.” The Guardian
“As daring and innovative as it is ridiculously funny… He’s a genius, plain and simple.” Time Out


John Kearns: Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show Winner 2015, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Best Newcomer Winner 2014, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award Nominee 2014, 2015

“Manages to make you laugh in entirely new ways.” The Guardian
“Sidesplittingly funny.” ★★★★ Chortle


Suzi Ruffell: Official tour support for Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges.

‘Impressively accomplished, innate stage presence, quality material, a classy set.’ Chortle
‘A real stand-up gem.’ The Guardian


Lolly Adefope: The Independent One To Watch, Evening Standard Fresh Faces of 2016

‘Tipped by everyone in the comedy industry…’ Laugh Out London
★★★★★ Mirror
★★★★ Time Out

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Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

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There must be magic in the atmosphere By Benedict Lombe

Benedict Lombe from our Emerging Writers Group writes about diasporic experience. It’s 3am. I’m sitting in my room wolfing down a pack of Doritos and thinking about the night I just had. I’m also thinking – quite intensely – about who decided we needed more than one flavour of Doritos? Bro, you hit the jackpot…

Rachael Merry: The BSL access is ‘rooted in the telling of the story’

Zia Ahmed’s tender, funny, lyrical play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you have is keen to cross boundaries. Vital to the three-hander is Rachael Merry, who uses BSL interpretation to convey the poetic beauty of Ahmed’s language . Rachael talks to us about the show, language, and the role of accessibility…

Lauren Clancy: “What can our next government do for the arts?”

In two days’ time the country will head to the polls to decide who our next government will be. While this will be a pivotal moment for the nation in many ways, at the Bush we are keenly aware of the shared responsibility of the sector to ensure arts and culture sit firm on our…