Rachel Parris wins breakthrough talent award | Comic hailed at Edinburgh TV festival

Rachel Parris wins breakthrough talent award

Comic hailed at Edinburgh TV festival

Stand-up Rachel Parris  has been named breakthrough talent of the year by the Edinburgh TV Festival.

She shot to prominence this year thanks to her segments on BBC Two’s The Mash Report, many of which have gone viral, including one featuring a controversial image of Piers Morgan and Donald Trump.

Derry Girls was named best comedy series, and Michael Palin won the lifetime achievement award.

Channel 5, whose primetime offerings tonight are Big Brother and a repeat of a documentary about Nandos, was named channel of the year.

Festival director Lisa Campbell  said: ‘Huge congratulations to all our winners, from our breakthrough talent to a lifetime achievement, it truly is a celebration of the range of talent and programmes our industry produces.’

Published: 23 Aug 2018

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