Though she may be best known by many as Aunt Hilda on Sabrina, Caroline Rhea is one of the most accomplished comedians and comedy actresses of her generation. Her last run at the Fringe in 2010 won her great reviews, as well as a growing British fan-base, and she returns this year with another fresh and spontaneous hour of stand-up.
Having ventured from Canada to New York to study stand-up, Caroline soon featured on MTV’s Half-Hour Comedy Hour, Comic Strip Live (Fox) and Caroline’s Comedy Hour (A&E). LA soon beckoned and NBC offered her the leading role in their sit-com Pride and Joy. But her fame came with Sabrina and the Teenage Witch (ABC & WB) and countless offers soon flooded in, amongst them replacing Rosie O’Donnell and hosting her own talk show, The Caroline Rhea Show (CBS), regularly starring in Hollywood Squares (CBS), and becoming the original host of The Biggest Loser (NBC).
Hollywood soon took notice and her movie credits include The Perfect Man (opposite Heather Locklear), Man on the Moon (with Jim Carey) and Christmas With The Kranks (alongside Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis). She has also appeared in comedy classic Curb Your Enthusiasm and provides several voices on the Disney Channel.
PRESS ON ‘I CAROLINE RHEA’ (2010)
★★★★★ “Fiercely bright and immensely likeable… every minute was a joy
★★★★★ “Truly a master class in comedy” ONE4REVIEW.COM
★★★★★ “The hour flies past, leaving you wanting more, the sign of a true star on stage” HAIRLINE.ORG
★★★★★ “Rhea is a master storyteller… one of the best things I’ve seen” THE NEW CURRENT
★★★★ “A seasoned stand-up with a wealth of experience at the highest level” THE HERALD
★★★★ THREE WEEKS
★★★★ “Freewheeling, inventive and frequently hilarious” WHATSONSTAGE.COM
Sara Shulman is the Founder and Editor of Comedy Blogedy, TEDxUCL speaker on ‘The Power of Funny’, former Head of Comedy at UCLU Rare FM and produces the Humour Me Comedy Podcast. Sara is also a Classics Undergraduate at UCL and occasionally gigs on the comedy circuit.