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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Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

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Lynette Linton: “These stories aren’t new. Women of colour have been here all along.”

The 31st August will be a night of firsts for me – it will be the first preview of the first play in my first season as Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre. The play itself, Chiaroscuro, is also the first play that the incredible poet and novelist Jackie Kay wrote, and it will be…

Work Experience Diary: Emily

Our work experience student Emily reflects on her week with us My week at Bush Theatre has been such an incredible eye opener and it has completely re-awoken my passion for theatre. Coming to Bush, I had initially decided on an unrelated university degree despite my passion for the arts; However, after a mere two…

Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide

Every August millions gather to see some of the most talented artists of today at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. But with shows on around the clock spanning dance, theatre, comedy and more, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. To help you out we asked some of the Bush Theatre team for their top tips on navigating…