Christopher Bliss' Literary Salon

London's Least Relevant Literary Salon

Christopher Bliss' Literary Salon features award-winning comedian Rob Carter in his guise as the terrible but naively enthusiastic novelist Christopher Bliss and Luke Courtier (★★★★★ The Good Review, ★★★★ 'a breath of fresh air' Broadway Baby) and a monthly guest in the shape of an actual, published novelist. 


Charming misfit Christopher Bliss (★★★★ 'one of this years hidden treasures...consistently, pant-wettingly funny' Fest) writes 3-4 novels a day and has now decided to share his wit and wisdom with aspiring writers. At this monthly literary salon Christopher will meet and read from the works of published novelists and give his personal feedback. Additionally he'll be reading from his new novels and doling out extra advice to anyone who wants it. Probably all of you? 

Photography by Samuel Taylor

Photography by Samuel Taylor

our guest novelists

Each show we're joined by a guest novelist. They'll talk about their work as well as join Luke and Christopher in teaching the audience writing tips. You can purchase their novels at our events. We've had Ruth Gilligan (Nine Folds Make A Paper Swan, Forget, Somewhere In-between, Can You See Me), John Dorney (Playwright BBC Radio 4, Big Finish Productions, Royal Court Theatre, Hampstead and Soho Theatres. Winner: Scribe Award), Barney Norris (Bestselling author of Five Rivers Met On A Wooded Plain, Winner: Critics Circle Award for most promising playwright), Paul Burston (The Black Path, The Gay Divorcee, Shameless, Star People), Guy Bolton (The Pictures), Julia Forster (Here We Go Again), Lauren Berry (Living the Dream) & more! 

Photography by Samuel Taylor

Photography by Samuel Taylor


You can catch the show at one of the following venues:

  • Camden Comedy Club

  • Brasserie Zedel

  • Komedia Brighton

  • Waterstones

  • VAULT Festival

 You can find out more and book tickets here. We'll announce our guest novelists in advance of each show here and on our social media: 

WEBSITE: /literary-salon/  TWITTER: @chatbackcomedy     FACEBOOK: /chatbackcomedy                          

If you'd like to find out more about the show or book us for your event please contact Lucy at: