Rachel Parris – Comedian
Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian, actor and improviser.
As a comedian she reached the finals of national competitions including Leicester Square New Comedian and Hackney Empire New Act of The Year as well as being placed runner-up in the Funny Women Awards and the Musical Comedy Awards. She was named in the Independent as their Bright Young Thing for comedy in 2014, nominated for a Chortle award and listed on the Huffington Post as one of their Funniest 50 Women on Twitter. Rachel was TimeOut’s Critics Choice, with both of her solo comedy shows, which she performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, on UK tour, and at the Soho theatre in London’s West-End.
She is also an experienced improviser, and is a founding member of the award-winning improv comedy smash hit Austentatious, as well as Harold group The Bishop and all-star long form group The Beau Zeaux.
She has made several appearances on BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music, and on TV, she appeared in the highly anticipated IT Crowd Special on Channel 4, which was nominated in the Bafta Awards. Rachel presented the Game of Thrones fanshow, Thronecast, on Sky Atlantic last year and she has recently appeared in BBC3’s Murder In Successville.