It’s fair to say that Rachel Jackson isn’t someone who lets the grass grow under her feet. The actress and comedian has popped up on ours screens in the likes of Outlander and Two Doors Down, and has been gracing red carpets across the World thanks to her role in her friend Karen Gillan’s directorial debut The Party’s Just Beginning. Her new film Beats, a black-and-white ode to the ’90s rave scene that looks like a neo-realist take on Human Traffic, is beginning to turn critical heads on the festival circuit, and will be the Closing Gala film at the Glasgow Film Festival. She’s also just finished filming horror I Saw Black Clouds. As well as this, she also has a new stand-up show, Slutty Little Goldfish which will be part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival, before a run at the Fringe in August. A show long in gestation, we caught a very early work-in-progress last year and the foundation of a very promising show was clear to see even then.
Somehow, she’s also found the time to set up a new monthly comedy evening, Rachel Jackson & Friends which will debut at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow on Wed 27th February. Jackson will host and the show will feature a revolving line up of established and up-and-coming acts from across the comedy scene. It’s sure to be a hit with midweek audiences impatient for the big multi-bill weekend shows at The Stand and Monkey Barrel. The 27th sees the excellent Susan Riddell (BBC Writer’s Room Fast and Funny, BBC Short Stuff) headlining, with support from Chrissy Ross of Laldy Comedy, and Paul McDaniel of cult sketch troupe CHUNKS. March’s show will also coincide with the Comedy Festival, taking place on Wed 27th March.
Tickets for Rachel Jackson & Friends are £8.50 and can be booked through the Tron Theatre website.
Tickets for Slutty Little Goldfish are £10/8 and can be cooked through the Glasgow International Comedy Festival website.