Nick Helm

Nick Helm

Winner of the Chortle Award for best music and variety act in 2015; Helm was previously nominated for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2011 and 2013. He also starred in the BBC Three sitcom Uncle.
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Autumn tour for Nick Helm

Following his return to the Edinburgh Fringe after six years

Nick Helm is to go on tour, following his first full Edinburgh Fringe run in six years.

The Uncle star will launch his new show, Phoenix from the Flames, at the Pleasance Dome this August. It will be his first festival show since One-Man Mega Myth was  nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2013.

However, he has returned the Fringe for one-off shows, work-in-progress sessions and to act as ring announcer for The Wrestling since then.

After Edinburgh, Phoenix From The Flames will take to the road, with 17 dates so far announced for the autumn. The schedule is here, with tickets going on sale on Friday.

Helm is also reviving a horror comedy musical he performed at the Fringe a decade ago for this year’s festival.

He starred in I Think You Stink with two other performers and a guitarist at the Bedlam Theatre during the 2008 festival,  the year before making his stand-up debut in a three-hander with James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe. Songs in the ‘B-movie, drive-in horror anthology tribute’ included  Tesco Chainstore Manager and The Most Popular Ghoul in School.

Helm has said it was the only show he wrote between 2001 and 2008 that made any money in Edinburgh – netting a grand total of £50.

He last toured the UK  in 2017 with There Is Nothing You Can Do To Me That I Haven’t Already Done To Myself.

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Published: 23 Apr 2019

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