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Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2019 Absurdist stand-up from a physical comedy don. 'Wildly entertaining stand-up that demolishes the conventions of comedy.' The Guardian 'A breathtaking, hugely original hour' * (Fest). 'Funny and surprising... see Brookes fast before word of mouth fills every seat' (Scotsman). * (Metro). 'Compelling, mercurial, unconventional and smart.' ** (Chortle.co.uk).
Downbeat stand-up comic who 'can find laughs in the bleakest of topics' (Time Out) 'Finalist in the 2012 BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award, the 2013 Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year competition, and the 2011 Leicester Square Comedian Of The Year competition. Winner of the 2012 Piccadilly Comedy Club new act competition' (Chortle).
NOMINATED – LEICESTER MERCURY COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2018 PART OF THE PLEASANCE COMEDY RESERVE 2018 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. Helen was runner up in the Max Turner Prize 2017, a Semi Finalist in So You Think You’re Funny 2016 and Regional Finalist in Funny Women 2017. In 2018, Helen is heading to the Edinburgh Festival as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Helen is a writer and performer for thehookmag.com, and has featured in BBC Three’s Things Not to Say and on Comedy Central Online. As featured in Stylist Magazine’s ‘Edinburgh Shows to See’. “I don’t think I stopped laughing for the entire half hour Helen was on stage. An incredibly likeable comic who takes anecdotal comedy to another level.” Funny Women
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