Rachel Parris

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Rachel Parris
Rachel Sarah Parris

(1984-05-27) 27 May 1984 (age 34)
Leicester, England
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Central School of Speech and Drama
Years active2007–present

Rachel Parris is an English comedian and musician who stars in The Mash Report on BBC Two.[1][2]

Parris presented the fourth series of Thronecast,[3] and was cast in the BBC show Murder in Successville.[4] Recently she hosted A Girl's Guide to TV, a comic guide to how women can get ahead in television, which first aired on BBC2 on 10 June 2018[5] and she has been a panellist on Would I Lie to You? (2019) and Mock the Week (2019). In 2017 she was a guest on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast and in 2018 she was a guest on Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown podcast.[6][7]

She began improv comedy in 2007 and musical comedy in 2010.[8][9] She is part of the cast of the Austentatious improv group.[10] She won runner-up placing in the annual Musical Comedy Awards competition in 2012, and has since headlined shows of theirs each year.[11] In 2014 Austentatious won the Chortle Award for Best Character, Improv or Sketch Act,[12] and a DVD of one of their live shows was released by Gofasterstripe in 2015.[13]

Parris holds second-class (2:1) Music BA (Hons) from the University of Oxford and a master's degree from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama for acting.[14]

Personal life[edit]

As of April 2018 Parris was in a relationship with fellow comedian Marcus Brigstocke.[15]


  1. ^ "This sketch destroys the idea that sexual harassment is complicated". indy100. The Independent. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Interview: Rachel Parris on The Mash Report, Thirty Christmases & Her London – To Do List". To Do List. To Do List. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Rachel Parris exclusive interview". femalefirst.co.uk. 28 June 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Dead, Rich and Famous, Series 1, Murder in Successville – BBC Three". BBC. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  5. ^ "BBC Two - A Girl's Guide to TV". BBC. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  6. ^ British Comedy Guide - Podcasts
  7. ^ British Comedy Guide - Podcasts
  8. ^ "If Only I'd Known: Rachel Parris". ideastap.com. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Rachel Parris: The Commission". Comedy Blogedy. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Austentatious – BBC Radio 4". BBC. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  11. ^ "About the Musical Comedy Awards". Musical Comedy Awards. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  12. ^ Youtube - Chortle Awards 2014
  13. ^ Chortle - DVDs
  14. ^ "Rachel Parris - LinkedIn". LinkedIn. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  15. ^ Dessau, Bruce (3 April 2018). "Rachel Parris talks The Mash Report, Piers Morgan and savaging Donald Trump". Evening Standard.

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