Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. She moved to Chicago after a series of grad schools, and cut her teeth comically at The Second City and iO before eventually landing in standup. Rhea brings a James Dean type cool to her highly personal jokes. Her blue collar brand of cool has endeared her to audiences nationwide, as she performs standup and appears on shows such as @Midnight and Conan. She has performed in clubs such as Zanies (Chicago), Comedy Works (Denver), The Jukebox (Peoria), and The Improv (LA); as well as alternative comedy instititions like Chicago Underground Comedy and The Lincoln Lodge (Chicago), The Meltdown (LA), UCB (LA), Union Hall (NY) and The Bell House (NY). She was part of the 2013 Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Cleveland Accidental Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest (2014 & 2015), New York Comedy Festival, Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival (2012) and JoCo Cruise Crazy 5 and 6 (2015, 2016).
Rhea can be heard on NPR, KCRW, Maximum Fun, Nerdist and Feral Audio. She can also be seen on Funny or Die and Buzzfeed as well as the season 9 of Last Comic Standing on NBC.
Rhea has also featured for Cameron Esposito on the “Same Sex Symbol” tour and been a frequent guest and fan favorite on Kumail Nanjiani’s X-Files Files as well as Dan Harmon’s Harmontown.
Her debut comedy recording was released as a 7” split with musician Gabe Schray for the Mutual Appreciation series on Jonah Ray’s new imprint, “Literally Figurative” in 2015.
Rhea’s first television series, “Take My Wife” premieres on August 11, 2017 on Seeso and her debut standup album, “Butcher” will be available starting August 19, 2017 through Kill Rock Stars Records. Additionally this year, Rhea will be a recurring performer on the TruTv series “Adam Ruins Everything,” and continue to host the popular web series “She Said” on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Network.