In 2015, Rachel and Ruby started being Shelf, a comedy double act. A lot has changed since then - namely, Ruby cut her hair and came out (not necessarily in that order). Shelf offer a “winning hybrid of sketch show and standup” (Edfringe Review) that has been said to “find belly laughs in heavyweight topics such as gender, sexuality and mental health” (Diva Magazine).
In this work in progress show, Straight, you can expect to find all of these things as Shelf look back over their beloved and largely unknown career as a double act.
Since their formation, Shelf have performed at Bestival, London Pride, and been nominated for Sketchfest’s Best New Act award. They were finalists in the Funny Women 2019 Stage Award. Their work has appeared on BBC3 and LADBible. They are founding members of sell out monthly night The LOL Word, which showcases queer women and non-binary comedians from across the London comedy circuit. They are board members of the cult hit Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, with whom they regularly perform in London and Edinburgh.