Rachel Parris

M.O.T.H.E.R Knows Best

Rachel Parris features in new dark comedy webseries M.O.T.H.E.R Knows Best. Set in an Orwellian, dystopian future, a permanently tired and dejected interviewer in a product testing government facility works under the authoritarian matriarch, M.O.T.H.E.R. Each episode sees him testing a new product [...]

March 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Return of Plebs

Plebs will return to ITV2 for its fourth series in April, with plenty of TVO-related guest stars on board. Tom Rosenthal and Ryan Sampson will return for series 4, but it has been announced that Joel Fry, who played Stylax in the first three series, has now left the show. Jonathan Pointing will [...]

March 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rachel Parris Autumn Tour

Following news of a spring UK tour for Rachel Parris with her latest Edinburgh show Keynote, it has now been announced that she is going on another tour in September with brand new show It’s Fun to Pretend. In her autumn tour, Rachel will be showcasing some of her best bits, from her [...]

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rachel Parris on DVD

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans is available to buy on DVD. Rachel Parris has become a bit of a viral sensation this week, thanks to a very timely sketch from The Mash Report getting lots of attention across social media… We’re here to remind you that Rachel is soon going on a UK [...]

January 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Parris on tour

Rachel Parris is taking her hit 2017 Edinburgh show Keynote on the road. Rachel has been invited to be a guest speaker at her old school, but what kind of a role model is she really? Through stand-up, character and musical comedy, Keynote explores what messed up message Rachel can possibly offer [...]

January 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Parris on RHLSTP

Rachel Parris is the latest guest on Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, or as the cool kids are calling it RHLSTP. The multitalented musical comedian and improviser talks to Richard about her life before comedy, from playing the organ at church and fronting a Christian rock band [...]

November 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Distract yourself with Justin, Rachel & co…

Justin Edwards and Rachel Parris are on a star-studded bill for the next edition of The Distraction Club at London’s The Pheonix in early November. While he’s not “one of ours”, we here at TVO unreservedly adore Mitch Benn: a true talent and a fine gentleman, and [...]

October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Austentatious Q&A

Hang on to your bonnets – Jane Austen themed improv show Austentatious is currently on tour across the UK, and to celebrate, TVO caught up with the team and decided to ask each of them just one question. Imagine a cross between Russian Roulette and Smash Hits ‘Oh No Not The Biscuit [...]

October 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Christmas with Jonny Donahoe

Jonny Donahoe’s Thirty Christmases, which ran in Oxford last December, is coming to London for Christmas 2017. The festive comedy show with music stars Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers (the duo otherwise known as Jonny & the Baptists) alongside Rachel Parris. After playing to [...]

September 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Austentatious in the West End

Jane Austen improv show Austentatious will play three dates in London’s West End later this year. After years of selling out at the Edinburgh Fringe, plus several successful UK tours, the improv group including Cariad Lloyd (Peep Show, Murder In Successville) and Rachel Parris (The [...]

September 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Mash on Thursday

The Mash Report – BBC Two’s latest satirical look at the news starring Nish Kumar alongside Rachel Parris – begins on Thursday. As the world around us gets increasingly insane, broadcasters are turning more and more to topical satire to fill their schedules, and the latest [...]

July 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Parris In The Mash Report

New topical comedy show The Mash Report has Rachel Parris (Austentatious, Murder In Successville) among its cast. The satirical news show has been created by writers from The Daily Mash and is hosted by Nish Kumar. In front of a live studio audience, Nish will be analysing and lampooning the [...]

June 24, 2017 // 1 Comment

Austentatious On Tour

Austentatious, the comedy group who improvise new Jane Austen stories based on audience suggestions, are embarking on a UK tour. Austentatious consists of gifted improv performers including TVO regulars Cariad Lloyd and Rachel Parris, along with Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Andrew Hunter Murray, Charlotte [...]

May 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Machynlleth Comedy Festival

If you’re heading to Machynlleth Comedy Festival this weekend, we’ve got some TVO recommendations for you… Austentatious Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, Saturday 29th April, 2.15pm This quick-witted comedy troupe, including Cariad Lloyd and Rachel Parris, improvise a brand new Jane Austen [...]

April 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Podcast Highlights

So many podcasts, so little time. Here’s a handy list of British podcast episodes that feature the people we cover at TVO. The Comedian’s Comedian In this long-running podcast, stand-up comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews fellow stand-ups about how and why they do comedy. Things [...]

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017 offers TVO gems

The forthcoming second annual Unrestricted View Film Festival is due to take place between 24th and 30th April, and the team behind it have put together a packed bill of independent cinema which includes some fantastic TVO treats. For the uninitiated, Unrestricted View has been the resident [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Austentatious on Radio 4

Acclaimed comedy group Austentatious, who improvise new works of Jane Austen based on audience suggestions, have landed a BBC Radio 4 special.  The one-off special is set to air in June, ahead of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, and there are hopes of more episodes to follow. [...]

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sohonions: TVO flavoured comedy at The Soho Theatre

This week sees the long-awaited London run of Katy Brand‘s critically acclaimed I Was a Teenage Christian at the Soho Theatre, with shows every night from Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th January. But this is just the start of a long run of comedy across this Winter and early Spring for the [...]

January 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hoult & Parris in Revolting

Colin Hoult and Rachel Parris are among the supporting cast for new satirical comedy series Revolting which starts on BBC Two this evening. The show is the brainchild of Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse, who were previously responsible for BBC Three series The Revolution Will Be [...]

January 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rachel Parris On Tour

Rachel Parris, the newest addition to The Velvet Onion family, is taking her latest award-winning comedy show out on the road in Spring 2017. Although the musical comedian and improv performer might be not (yet!) be familiar to all of you, Rachel has a lot of TVO connections woven through her [...]

December 22, 2016 // 0 Comments