Edinburgh comedy newcomer nominee Helen Bauer announces London dates
Edinburgh Comedy Newcomer Award Nominee 2019 | BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2018 | Leicester Mercury New Comedian of The Year Nominee 2018 | Max Turner Prize Runner Up 2017 | Funny Women Regional Finalist 2017 | So You Think You’re Funny – Semi-Finalist 2016
2019 Edinburgh Comedy Newcomer Award nominee Helen Bauer brings her critically acclaimed stand up debut ‘Little Miss Baby Angel Face‘ to London’s Soho Theatre for 6 nights from 3rd – 8th February.
Blue Book Artist Management proudly presents: HELEN BAUER
London’s Soho Theatre – Upstairs
3RD – 8TH February @ 8.30pm
Helen’s much-anticipated show ‘Little Miss Baby Angel Face’ premiered at the Pleasance Courtyard in Edinburgh this August. She was part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve the previous year. Since then the TV’s have been coming in at a rate of knots with upcoming appearances confirmed on The Dog Ate My Homework CBBC, Desiree Burch’s Fat Chat on Comedy Central and an as yet confidential stand-up show for ITV.
‘Little Miss Baby Angel Face’
‘Little Miss Baby Angel Face’ is an exploration of Helen’s love for tragic situations and the competitive relationship she has with her Mum. They constantly egg each other on to get bigger and bigger reactions with everyone they meet and on occasions they completely fabricate situations! Her mum currently has ghosts in her house and thinks in a past life she was on the ‘Titanic’. Helen’s Mum ran a ‘drama school’ from their house when she was small and clearly the drama continued outside of her work!
Helen dissects the current climate for Reality TV shows and especially ‘makeover’ shows – her passion! She also discusses her own paranoia that she is living in the Truman Show! Other topics explored are crying (clear link into loving a drama) and how people are shocked by masturbation…
More about Helen Bauer
After leaving college with an E in Economics and an allergy to the education system. Helen 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.
Helen has been on BBC Three’s Period Dramas and Things Not To Say; wrote and starred in her own online BBC Quickie ‘Bra Sketch’ and has been on Comedy Central’s Ones To Watch. She is currently one of the faces of a high-profile national TV campaign for the Nationwide Building Society showing off her stand up skills. Host Nish Kumar personally invited her on BBC Edinburgh Nights. She has also been heard on BBC Radio 4 Fred At The Stand and Radio 4 Extra and Radio 1’s Unexpected Fluids podcast. Helen also has a successful podcast of her own with Rosie Jones called ‘Daddy Look At Me’ the second series of which begins on 17th October. Live she has also supported Hal Cruttenden, and Mark Watson on tour and this year appeared at the Latitude Festival.
Helen will next be at the Comedy Awards Gala at the Duchess Theatre. alongside the main awards nominees as one of only two of the newcomer nominees invited to do so.
THE CRITICS ON ‘LITTLE MISS BABY ANGEL FACE’:
“ …her passion for all things tragic and her storytelling abilities you are guaranteed to laugh. This show is not for the fainthearted but mark my words this girl is not going to be performing in small rooms for much longer” SUNDAY EXPRESS *****
“…a force of nature who commands the stage. She may be 6ft 1in, but her personality is even bigger, and uses it to maintain absolute control. This is an impressive calling-card of a show, rightly earning its place on the best newcomer shortlist.” CHORTLE ****
“…supremely confident – high energy performance” THE LIST ****
“… an hour of comedy so perfectly put together, you’d be forgiven for doubting this could possibly be someone’s debut show. Bauer darts across the stage, flowing from topic to topic with the know-how of an act who’s been onstage for years. Bauer creates great rapport with her audience, with each engagement folding seamlessly into the next segment, Little Miss Baby Angel Face is, without doubt, a stand out show, let alone a stand out debut hour.” THE SKINNY ****
“…This is an incredibly strong debut, pretty soon all eyes are going to be on Helen”
FUNNY WOMEN ****
“…Bauer’s show is faultlessly put together. She’s committed to performing with an energy that is endearing, her ability to involve the audience has the confidence of someone who has been on the circuit for many years.” BROADWAY WORLD ****
“…She has the confidence and self-indulgence of someone several Fringe shows in but thankfully it’s justified because her material is hilarious, her show is structured far better than a debut hour should be and her crowd work is some of the best I’ve ever seen, switching between crowd work and material seamlessly and without awkwardness. Some comedians you watch and can imagine straight away the sitcom they’d write and that was very much the case with Helen. Helen is a natural storyteller who doesn’t just tell jokes, she really brings them to life.” I TALK TELLY ****
“It is billed as Helen Bauer’s debut Fringe hour but I it appeared to be anything but that. Helen is a larger than life character, confidence oozes out of every pore as she grabs the gig by the scruff of its neck and doesn’t let go until the very end. This may have been Helen’s first Fringe but I’m sure it won’t be her last. The enthusiastic reaction to her show from both the industry and the public alike is well merited and her future looks both assured and bright.” ONE4REVIEW ****
“Bauer hits the Fringe hard with this compelling comedy debut which is slick, sassy and super satisfying. Bauer demonstrated a clever connection with the audience, never taking her eyes off us and involving us in many of her quips…a provocative, edgy repartee on a life spent in scintillating self-analysis, with lashings of ultimate bitch sparkle.” BROADWAY BABY ****
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