Rhea Butcher grew up in Akron, Ohio as a skateboarder and a printmaker. 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. She has performed in clubs such as Zanies (Chicago), Comedy Works (Denver), The Jukebox (Peoria), and The Improv (LA); as well as alternative comedy institutions 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 (2015).
Rhea can be heard on NPR, KCRW, Maximum Fun, Nerdist and Feral Audio. She can also be seen on Funny or Die and Buzzfeed.
Rhea has also featured for Cameron Esposito on the recent “Same Sex Symbol” tour and been a frequent guest and fan favorite on Kumail Nanjiani’s “XFiles Files” as well as Dan Harmon’s “Harmontown.”
Her debut comedy recording will be 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 currently resides in Los Angeles.