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

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 upHelen 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.

In August 2019, her debut show was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  In February 2020 the show transferred to Soho Theatre for a London run and has gone on to be filmed by 800 Pound Gorilla and is available as a special on YouTube. Since then, Helen has written and toured two more critically acclaimed shows in Edinburgh, Soho Theatre, Australia and all-around Europe.

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), CelebAbility, The 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), Late Night MashCALM Gala, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and Hypothetical (Dave).

Helen has written and stared in her own BBC Short called Small Doses available on BBC iPlayer and has gone on to act in Am I Being Unreasonable (BBC 1) and Extraordinary (Disney).

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).

Helen co-hosts the podcast Trusty Hogs with fellow comedian Catherine Bohart.

Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer

Nominee: 2019

‘A personality that will fill a stadium. Mark my words, this girl will not be performing in small venues for much longer’

Sunday Express

99 Club Comedy Bursary

WINNER: 2019

BBC New Comedy Award


‘Slick, sassy and super satisfying’

Broadway Baby

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