"...COOL AND RELEVANT"
"THE TALENTED TWOSOME FIND BELLYLAUGHS IN HEAVYWEIGHT TOPICS LIKE MENTAL HEALTH, SEXUALITY AND GENDER"
The Broad UK
Shelf are a comedy double act from South London, made up of Rachel WD and Ruby Clyde.
Already lifelong friends, they started performing as Shelf in 2015. Shelf started out at open mic nights, honing a style that blends standup with musical comedy.
“Clever and catchy” Bruce Dessau
Since their formation Shelf have performed across the UK comedy and festival circuits and their work has appeared on NextUp, LADBible, and on BBC3 with over one million views. They were featured as part of Penguin’s audiobook Edinburgh Unlocked in 2020. Finalists: Sketchfest’s Best New Act 2016; Funny Women 2020; Musical Comedy Awards 2020.
They are founding members of The LOL Word, which showcases queer women and non binary comedians. The LOL Word has hosted absolute ragers at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe, and SOHO Theatre. They have curated live music and cabaret events at The Southbank Centre, and corporate events for clients including Sony.
“The LOL Word is transforming comedy” The Guardian
Shelf also write and perform for children. They are regulars at Comedy Club 4 Kids’ shows across the UK, and have created content for Girl Guides. Their original scripted YA comedy series is currently under option.
Their upcoming Edinburgh Fringe show, produced by Berk’s Nest and directed by Phoebe Bourke, is set to debut at the Pleasance Courtyard at Edinburgh Fringe 2022.
More praise for Shelf:
“Cool and relevant” The Skinny
“The talented twosome find belly laughs in heavyweight topics like mental health, sexuality and gender” Diva Magazine
"Everything they do is organic and fresh...the audience is given permission to join in with their friendship: they let us in to their lives, flaunting their flaws and thus showcasing their qualities. Their honesty encourages laughing along and their comic timing ensures it" The Daily Info
"The chemistry between Rachel and Ruby absolutely sparkled, from the writing to the performance, page to stage, everything feeds into each other perfectly. I will repeat, Shelf are going to be huge" Bunbury Publishing