Rosie Wilby

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Rosie Wilby
Rosie Wilby (born 1970) is a standup comedian and singer songwriter.

She was born in Crosby and raised in Ormskirk[1] and studied electrical engineering at the University of York.[1]

She moved to London in 1993 and worked in radio and television. From 1997 to 2000 she was a music journalist with Time Out London. In 2000 her band "Wilby" recorded an album called Precious Hours. Rosie has been a regular performer at Homotopia, and has also appeared at Liverpool Comedy Festival.[1]

She has her own radio show, Out in South London.

Personal life

Wilby has written about being an openly lesbian performer,[2] and her sexuality features heavily in her creative output. She wrote an article for The Guardian on being a lesbian comedian[3] and an article in the Independent Online about 'coming out'.[4] In 2011 she performed a fusion of stand up and film called "I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas" at the Rich Mix Cultural Foundation in East London,[5] which explored why Christmas is a far from conventional time if you are LGBT.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Accessed: 2015-11-01. (Archived by WebCite® at
  2. "The solipsistic lonely hearts club band", Evening Standard, 28 April 2013
  3. Rosie Wilby, "It's hard for comics to come out, The Guardian, 3 August 2011
  4. Rosie Wilby, "International Coming Out Day: The jokes are widespread, but there is a reality behind it" The Independent, 11 October 2012
  5. Accessed: 2015-11-01. (Archived by WebCite® at "I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas"