"...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.
Shelf is 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 is “a winning hybrid of sketch show and standup” (Edfringe Review).
Since their formation, Shelf have performed at Bestival, London Pride, and been nominated for Sketchfest’s Best New Act award. Their work has appeared on BBC3 & LADBible with the former boasting over one million views. They were finalists in The Funny Women Competition 2020 and are Finalists in The Musical Comedy Awards 2021.
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 and are regular features on Comedy Club 4 Kids bills.
Their debut show Straight, produced by Berk’s Nest, would have been performed in the Pleasance Courtyard at Edinburgh Fringe 2020. Of course, COVID happened. Rest assured, they will be back.
Shelf also currently have a children’s comedy TV series under option and many other ideas they would love to discuss with you.
More praise for Shelf:
"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"