Rach Wheeley

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

She was a senior studio director for the BBC, producing live news programmes like Today and comedy shows like The Vote Now Show during the 2015 general election. Rach left the BBC in 2016.

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During the first year of the Talent Factory, she started a charity gig in memory of Douglas Adams – Stand Up for Towel Day.

The event features towel fighting, a Vogon poetry anti-slam and 100 members of the public turning up to a pub in towels, dressing gowns and in one case, an 6ft papier-mâché whale.

Rach performs with The Ugly Animal Preservation Society and Science Showoff, is an MC and headliner for Bright Club and has performed at Glastonbury, the Royal Institution and the Science Museum.

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She’s taking a show to Edinburgh festival in 2018 about how she grew up at Eton College, the poshest school in the world. There will be stories about how she was once in a play with Eddie Redmayne and entirely failed to get of with Prince William.

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

Follow Rach on Twitter here.

 

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