Rhea Butcher grew up in Akron, Ohio, as a skateboarder and fine artist. She then cut her teeth comically in Chicago at the Second City and iO before starting her career in standup. Bringing a lady's James Dean type cool and highly personal jokes, Rhea has performed at clubs like Zanies, the Jukebox, and Flappers; alternative Chicago comedy institutions like Chicago Underground Comedy, The Hideout and The Lincoln Lodge. Rhea was part of the first Chicago Women's Funny Festival and the OutLoud Chicago Queer Comedy contest winner of 2012. Rhea has been at the Accidental Comedy Festival, Bridgetown, and The first ever Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival. She has opened for the likes of Maria Bamford and Bobcat Goldthwait.