If social media is anything to go by, the January Blues have well and truly crept their way into the second month of 2016. But huzzah! The Bush Theatre has just the medicine: laughter!
This week, the cute and humble theatre situated in Shepherd’s Bush, West London is playing host to the likes of Adam Buxton and Noel Fielding for a week of one-nighters, referred to as Comedy At The Bush. And as incredible as these two comedians are, we’re here to recommend some of the other award-winning comics who feature during the week.
Thursday 18 February: Sarah Kendall, Sofie Hagen, Jen Brister, Mae Martin
Sarah Kendall: Best Show Nominee for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2015
“Kendall is a dextrous storyteller, dancing around dark moments, then skipping straight back to punchlines.”
★★★★ Times, ★★★★★ Herald
Sofie Hagen: Best Newcomer Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2015
“Warm, confident…Hagen is hilarious.”
Jen Brister: “Blisteringly funny…Brister is a truly natural and gifted performer.” List
“Outrageously funny.” Metro
Mae Martin: “She had the audience in the palm of her hand” Three Weeks
“Full of the confidence of a veteran comedian… An hour of rapier wit and cute charisma.” Scotsgay
Saturday 20 February: Tim Key, John Kearns, Suzi Ruffell, Lolly Adefope
Tim Key: Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Winner 2009. The swarthy bard from Charlie Brooker’sNewswipe (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
★★★★ Time Out
There’s no time to lose – book your tickets now at Ticketmaster.co.uk now.