Helen Bauer

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2019


Listen to Daddy Look At Me (with Helen Bauer and Rosie Jones) – The Guardian’s Recommend podcast here.

After leaving college with an E in Economics and an allergy to the education system, Helen Bauer moved to London to share a bed with her cousin and work in Accessorize on Oxford Street. She lived in London until she was 23, making sketches, waitressing and drinking. She then moved to Berlin to do the same there, and discovered stand up

Helen honed her comedy skills, performing in English, to confused Berlin locals. You can now find Helen’s creative writing, charming attitude on stage and special love of pop music all over London.

TV appearances include CelebAbilityThe Stand Up Sketch Show and Hey Tracey (ITV2), The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), Pep Talk, Fat Chat and Comedy Central’s Digital Fringe (Comedy Central), CALM Gala and Hypothetical (Dave), Stand Up For Live Comedy: BBC Presents (BBC 1 & 3), Edinburgh Nights (BBC 2), Period Dramas (BBC 3), Unexpected Fluids, Wheel 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.

“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

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

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  • 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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