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, […]

Women in Comedy: ones to watch

Originally published at Feminist Times. Women’s comedy is huge right now. In the last twelve months I’ve noticed a flurry of new women’s comedy nights, including the launch of Stand Up For Women – an organisation dedicated to putting on comedy fundraisers for women’s charities including Refuge, Women’s Aid and No More Page 3. Bristol-based […]

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,” […]