Helen Bauer


Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2019

Nominee

Known for being a comedy powerhouse with an electric stage presence, Helen is one of the UK’s most exciting rising stand up stars. 


Helen honed her comedy skills performing in Germany. You can now find Helen’s creative writing, charming attitude on stage and special love of pop music all over Britain.


TV appearances include Live At The Apollo (BBC2), Stand Up For Live Comedy: BBC Presents (BBC 1 & 3), Edinburgh Nights (BBC 2), Period Dramas (BBC 3),  CelebAbilityThe Stand Up Sketch ShowThe Emily Attack Show and Hey Tracey (ITV2), The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), Pep TalkFat Chat and Comedy Central’s Digital Fringe (Comedy Central), CALM Gala and Hypothetical (Dave).


Radio appearances include Unexpected FluidsWheel Of Misfortune and Scarlett Moffat Wants To Believe (BBC Radio 1), Radio 4’s Comedy Club and Newsjack Unplugged (BBC Radio 4).


In August 2019, her debut show at the Edinburgh Festival beat out 700 other shows to be nominated for the Best Newcomer Award. In February 2020 she performed the show at the prestigious Soho Theatre in London.


Helen co-hosts the podcast ‘Trusty Hogs’ with fellow comedian Catherine Bohart as well as co-hosting the hit podcast Daddy Look At Me (with Rosie Jones) – The Guardian’s Recommend podcast here.

“6ft2 with a personality that will fill a stadium. Mark my words, this girl will not be performing in small venues for much longer”

★★★★★
Sunday Express

“Slick, sassy and super satisfying”

★★★★
Broadway Baby
★★★★
Chortle

"A proud attention seeker who's not letting her debut hour go unnoticed"

★★★★
i Talk Telly
★★★★
The Skinny
★★★★
The List
★★★★
Broadway World
  • Winner laurel99 Club Comedy Bursary 2019
  • Nominee laurel Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018
  • Finalist laurel BBC NEW COMEDY AWARD  2018
  • Finalist laurel BBC New Comedy Award 2018
  • Part of the Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2018
  • Comedy Central’s ‘One To Watch’ 2018
  • Finalist laurelFunny Women 2017
  • Runner up laurelMax Turner Prize 2017
  • Helen was absolutely brilliant at our International Women's Day event - so much energy and sass!Alex Dalman, Senior Account Manager, VCCP

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