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.
She has her own radio show, Out in South London.
Wilby has written about being an openly lesbian performer, and her sexuality features heavily in her creative output. She wrote an article for The Guardian on being a lesbian comedian and an article in the Independent Online about 'coming out'. 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, which explored why Christmas is a far from conventional time if you are LGBT.
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