Where to go now: Rooftop Comedy Experience

It’s been a quiet few months with comedy and live arts venues closed across the capital. However, from Sunday 16th August be prepared for the sound of laughter to fill your heart once again with the launch of Bussey Rooftop Bar’s new outdoor comedy nights: Rooftop Comedy Experience. The stellar line up features some of the UK comedy scene’s biggest names including Phil Wang, Tim Key, Simon Amstell, Ed Gamble and more.

The team at Bussey Rooftop Bar are working in partnership with award winning production outfit – Plosive to bring guests the best comedy alongside panoramic views, pizza and classic cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks. The first Rooftop Comedy Experience featuring Phil Wang, Lou Sanders and Jessica Fostekew has already sold out, proving that Londoners are really missing a live comedy experience.

A comedic experience to remember, join Bussey Rooftop Bar on Sunday 23rd August when Ed Gamble will be headlining, supported by ‘Live at the Apollo’ star Jen Brister and side tickling hit comedian Olga Koch. Headlining on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August, lager-guzzling poet and ‘Alan Partridge’ star – Tim Key headlines alongside Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner John Kearns and Best Newcomer nominee Sarah Keyworth. Yet to be announced  – Simon Amstell will be bringing brand new material to the rooftop for four solo shows starting Tuesday 18th August.

The perfect summer night out with friends, tickets can be purchased online here. Prices include £30 for two, £60 for four, or £70 for 5 with tickets restricted to over 18s only.

Serving a delicious menu of wine, beer and cocktails you won’t need to worry about queuing at the bar to get yourself a chilled drink during the show. There is no bar service and all ordering is done via an app with your drinks brought directly to your table once ordered.

The perfect accompaniment to great acts is great cocktails so why not try refreshing Aperol Spritz or Strawberry Daiquiri. Laughter made you peckish? Make up for those lost nights out with friends over delicious Italian pizza from Share a Slice. Serving a taste of Napoli, the choice is yours, with the popular Pizza Bianca, topped with truffle oil and sauteed portobello mushrooms, or indulge in a Double Nduja, with two types of chorizo perfectly balanced with tomato and fior di latte. Share a Slice, whose other home is at Pop Brixton, is a pizzeria with a difference, as for every pizza sold one more is donated to help feed the homeless.

With many more comedy acts to come this summer and offering those much needed laughs you’ve been missing – be sure to stay tuned.  Drinks, food, comedy, music and views – there’s no better place to be in London.

To make sure everyone can enjoy Bussey Rooftop Bar without disappointment, people will need to book Rooftop Comedy Experience tickets in advance** via www.busseyrooftopbar.com/www.plosive.co.uk.

Should you simply wish to visit the rooftop for a cocktail and a bite to eat, you can book a table only (no comedy included) free of charge at www.busseyrooftopbar.com.

It is important that as well as providing the ultimate summer at Bussey Rooftop Bar, we also keep the health and safety of all guests and staff in high regard. Social distanced seating will be implemented and staff will be provided with visors. In addition, multiple sanitation stations will be available for all guests and staff. The Rooftop will continue to adapt to government guidelines to make sure that we are facilitating a safe and enjoyable experience for all.