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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I owe everything to the @bushtheatre team. They backed me and @atri_rohan all the way to make our first film. Pleas… https://t.co/13YQuhBeGU
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Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

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Daniel Bailey: Reflections on the last year at the Bush

On Monday 16th March 2020, like most venues across the city, we closed our doors in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic. It was a difficult time for us and we weren’t sure how things were going to pan out, but looking back I’m proud that the Bush team found ways to keep connected with…

Zoe Paskett: five seminal plays about queer women, by queer women

For LGBTQ+ History Month we reached out to arts journalist and editor Zoe Paskett to share her five seminal plays about queer women, written by queer women. Zoe is a freelance writer who previously worked for Evening Standard, where she covered some of the most exciting cultural activities in London – from theatre, comedy, and…

Our doors are closed for now, but our work continues

Due to the latest government COVID-19 restrictions, the Bush Theatre building is now temporarily closed to the public.   Thank you to everyone who has been able to visit and support us since we reopened. It was a joy to be able to welcome you back into our spaces.  We are determined to find ways…