Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian, actor, improviser and presenter. She was nominated for BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance and beat Tiffany Haddish, Ellen DeGeneres and Amy Schumer to become Female First’s Comedian of the Year.
Her incisive and hilarious segments on hit BBC2 series THE MASH REPORT and as host of LATE NIGHT MASH (Dave), have been worldwide viral smash hits all across social media, firmly establishing her as a breakout comedy star.
Rachel has appeared 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), RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES (BBC1) 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 a weekly West End residency at the Fortune Theatre.
Rachel has taken many critically acclaimed solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre and on tour. Her last tour IT’S FUN TO PRETEND (2018-19) was extended due to popular demand and culminated in two sold-out shows at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre. Her next show ALL CHANGE PLEASE will tour the UK in 2021.
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.