Inside The Comedian: Rachel Parris, Dara O Briain, David Reed
Being a comedian is the hardest thing anyone can do. As such, those who achieve even a modicum of success in this selfless, humanitarian, dangerous career are rightly held up as the best of us. True heroes.
In this spoof interview show, David Reed interviews professional comedians about a career they never had. Rather than fall back on old anecdotes and half remembered routines, his guests must rely solely on their ability to talk a load of old bollocks.
Previous guests have included John Finnemore, Deborah Frances-White, Cariad Lloyd, Josie Lawrence, Justin Edwards and Miles Jupp.
This episode features Rachel Parris and Dara O’Briain.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
This event takes place at Kings Place, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian and standup who has appeared in The IT Crowd, Murder In Successville, The Mash Report and Austentatious.
Her songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4 (The Now Show), BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 6 Music. Her solo shows have found critical acclaim, and have earned her a Chortle Award nomination, a Funny Women Best Show nomination and a win for What’s On London’s Best Musical Comedy Show.
“It’s startling quite how talented Parris is...hilarious” - Shortcom ****
“Very easy to relate to and naturally funny” - Three Weeks ****
"Tears of laughter, endearingly frank and funny" - Guardian
"A gifted performer - her songs really score" - Times
"Brutally funny" - Skinny
"Classy, clever comedy...uproarious" - Scotsman
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One of Ireland's funniest comedians, who produces laughs like a magician produces rabbits from a hat.
With a reputation as a stand-up around the world, including an appearance at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, he originally made a name for himself in Ireland on the satirical panel show Don't Feed the Gondolas and then stepped into the mainstream limelight with the hit show It's A Family Affair.
Currently to be seen presenting the BBC's topical panel show Mock The Week.
'One of the most dependably entertaining stand-up comics in the land' (The Times)
'Worked the stalls like a puppet master' (Evening Standard)
'O Briain has a laser eye for the absurd and the spurious' (The Guardian).
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