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Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian, actor, improviser and presenter, making the BBC’s Talent Hotlist in 2017, and beating Tiffany Haddish, Ellen DeGeneres and Amy Schumer to become Female First’s Comedian of the Year 2018.
One of the breakout stars of the hit BBC 2 series THE MASH REPORT, Rachel has also been a guest on LIVE AT THE APOLLO (BBC 2), QI (BBC 2), WOULD I LIE TO YOU (BBC 1), MOCK THE WEEK (BBC 2), HYPOTHETICAL (Dave), IMPOSSIBLE CELEBRITIES (BBC 1), HARRY HILL'S CLUBNITE (C4), THE BIG NARSTIE SHOW (C4), COMEDIANS GIVING LECTURES (Dave), and ZOE BALL ON SATURDAY (ITV), as well as hosting A GIRLS GUIDE TO TV on BBC2.
Rachel is a founding member of acclaimed improv show AUSTENTATIOUS, which has toured nationally, enjoyed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and now runs weekly in the West End at the Fortune Theatre. She has also taken solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and on UK tours to great acclaim, garnering rave reviews in several national newspapers, as well as performing runs at the Leicester Comedy Festival and at the prestigious Soho Theatre. Her latest tour IT'S FUN TO PRETEND culminated in two sold-out shows at London's Bloomsbury Theatre and her next show, ALL CHANGE PLEASE, tours the UK from March 2020.
As an actor, Rachel has appeared in THERE SHE GOES (BBC 4), PLEBS (ITV 2), REVOLTING (BBC 2), THE IT CROWD (C4), COUNT ARTHUR STRONG (BBC 1), MURDER IN SUCCESSVILLE (BBC 3) and RUSSELL HOWARD'S GOOD NEWS (BBC 3), and on stage in DEATH SHIP 666, at the Jermyn Street Theatre.