Rach Wheeley

suftd.jpgRachel Wheeley is a comedian, psychology graduate and producer of comedy science podcast, Level Up Human.

She was a semi-finalist in So You Think You’re Funny, Funny Women and Amused Moose Laugh-off in 2015 and was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award in 2018.

Before comedy, Rach was a studio director for the BBC, producing live programmes like Today as well as the satirical Vote Now Show. She left the BBC shortly after the election of Donald Trump and has not read the news since.

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In 2017 she launched an annual gig in memory of Douglas Adams – Stand Up for Towel Day.

The event features towel fighting, Vogon poetry, fan fiction and other Hitchhiker homagery. Tea-loving members of the public attend in dressing gowns, or in one case a 6ft papier-mâché whale with accompanying bowl of petunias which was apparently, “hell to get on the bus.”

Stand Up for Towel Day remains your only annual opportunity to get your hands on a decently mixed Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster.

deadtalksinvertRach also hosts Dead Talks, a live history show celebrating laughable and ludicrous ideas from the past.

She performs with The Ugly Animal Preservation Society, Science Showoff and MCs Bright Club, has performed at Glastonbury, the Royal Institution and explored bisexuality within a straight relationship on Cerys Bradley’s Coming Out Tapes.

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Rach took a show to the Edinburgh festival in 2018 about how she grew up at Eton College, the poshest school in the world.

The show discussed surviving teenage-hood in a community of posh boys, adolescent aristocrats who had never seen an onion, and how she entirely failed to get off with Prince William.

She still has the busby.

@rachelwheeley

 

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