About

Rachel Wheeley - towel day 2017Hello! I’m a comedian who knows where her towel is (my sister made it into a jacket for a gig in memory of Douglas Adams, Stand Up for Towel Day.)

I was a studio manager/director for the BBC for over 10 years, producing live news programmes like Today and comedy shows like The Vote Now Show during the 2015 general election.

Since starting to perform stand up comedy I have been a semi-finallist in the So You Think You’re Funny, Funny Women and Amused Moose Laugh Off, and was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award in 2018.

I gig all over the country, including science shows like The Ugly Animal Preservation Society and Science Showoff. I’m an MC and headliner for Bright Club and have performed at Glastonbury, the Royal Institution, the Science Museum and London Zoo.

I’m a proud member of the Science Showoff Talent Factory, working with science communicators to build shows and develop their performance and writing skills.

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This summer I’ll be performing in a split bill at Edinburgh about growing up at Eton College, the poshest school in the world.

There will be stories about how I was once in a play with Eddie Redmayne and entirely failed to get off with Prince William.

We have a handful of London previews, see my gig list for details.

Thanks for visiting!