Comedy review: Shelf – Boys
Honest, relatable and jam-packed with lols.
Comedy double act Shelf, aka Rachel Watkeys Dowie and Ruby Clyde, have been friends for over a decade. While Rachel is the eternally optimistic life and soul of the party, Ruby’s more of a stand alone on the dancefloor playing Mad World on a loop in your head kinda gal. Together they are lesbian comedy gold. Since Shelf started in 2015, they’ve performed at Pride in London, L Fest and Bestival. Here’s a little taster of them in action.
If you’re heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer then make sure you check out their new show Boys, a hilarious mix of sketches, songs and stand-up. The talented twosome find belly laughs in heavyweight topics like mental health, sexuality and gender, delivering their material with a light touch and an infectious sense of mischievous joy. Ever wondered how crazy emotional you are on a scale of nought to Alanis Morissette? Or how on earth to cope with the horror that is modern politics? Shelf has the answers.
Honest, relatable and, most importantly, jam-packed with lols, Boys is a must-see.
Boys is 4pm daily 15 – 26 August at Black Market Room 6, 32 Market St EH1 1QB.
Rachel and Ruby are also hosting The Lol Word, a stand-up show featuring awesome queer comics. You can watch The Lol Word 5.15pm daily 6 - 13 August at The Street EH1 3JT.
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