Interview: Rachel Parris

Originally published at What The Frock! comedy. Rachel Parris occupies a unique position in the comedy world: straddling the sparsely populated border between musical comedy and Jane Austen improvisation. An actor, comedian, musician and improviser, Rachel has an intriguingly diverse repertoire with a CV that includes co-presenting Sky Atlantic’s Game of Thrones fan show Thronecast, […]

Comedy business celebrates first birthday

Originally published at Women’s Views on News. ‘I really can’t thank the Bristol Festival of Ideas enough for helping What The Frock! get started.’ Women’s comedy business What The Frock! will celebrate its first birthday this weekend, with a bumper comedy fest featuring, among others, funny women Tiffany Stevenson, Bethany Black and Jayde Adams. The Bristol-based business […]

Meet Jayde: “I like to surprise”

Originally published at What The Frock! Bristol-born Jayde Adams took a meandering route into comedy, taking in disco dancing, fish mongering and window selling along the way. “I tried acting, went to stage school, I have dabbled in musical theatre, physical theatre, I was a door woman, contemporary dancer, palm reader, restaurant manager, opera singer, cocktail waitress,” […]

Review: What The Frock! 3

Originally published at The Student Journals. Saturday 15th September saw the third What The Frock! women’s comedy night in Bristol, held in association with UK Feminista’s Summer School. In just four months, since the first event, WTF’s creator and organiser Jane Duffus has successfully proven that mainstream comedy clubs are overlooking some really hilarious women comedians. In fact, she’s proved her […]

Femme Fatigue

I spent last weekend in Bristol at UK Feminista’s Summer School 2012, staying with my good friend MadamJMo. After last year’s Summer School, I came away buzzing with energy and excitement about the future of feminism; this year though, I feel very different. It’s no reflection at all on UK Feminista or the hard work […]