Anne Edmonds has secured her spot at the top of the Australian comedy business as an uncompromising stand-up, actor and writer changing the face of comedy and sarongs.
Eddo’s stand up is fearless and hilarious. Not one to tolerate any level of bullshit, Anne’s stand up takes aim at any worthy target, no matter how close to home it is. And as any of her many alter egos, including the desperate sarong clad Helen Bidou, Anne transforms into characters that are terrifying and familiar in equal measure.
Since she burst onto the scene in 2010, Anne has grown into her own comedy force. She has been nominated for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Award four times and won both the Director’s Choice and the peer voted Piece Of Wood Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. She has played London’s Soho Theatre five times.
Anne continues to be a familiar face on Australian TV screens as she makes regular appearances on Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Project and Hughesy We Have A Problem. She appears on 7’s Real Dirty Dancing and was also the host of the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala, broadcast on ABC TV.
Her own series, The Edge of the Bush, the Scandi-noir inflected comedy series Anne created, wrote and starred in for ABC TV, debuted to critical acclaim in September 2017. The series is now available to watch in its dark, sparkling entirety on ABC iView.
Anne’s most iconic character creation is Helen Bidou, the fashion and beauty ‘krackspert’ on ABC’s Get Krack!n. Helen is an infomercial presenter fuelled by resentment and Kiwi Mojitos whose sarong-based misadventures set the wheels in motion for her 2018 live show Helen Bidou: Enter the Spinnaker Lounge, earning Eddo her third Melbourne Comedy Award nod and a Best Comedy Performer nomination at the Helpmann Awards.
Prior to being filmed as a special released internationally on Amazon Prime Video in 2020, Anne Edmonds’ incendiary solo show What’s Wrong With You? was nominated for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Award for Most Outstanding Show – her fifth show nom in as many years.
Anne continues to be a familiar face on Australian TV screens, starring in the COVID-19-inspired ABC sketch series At Home Alone Together, retelling the life story of Nellie Melba in Drunk History, stealing the show in Amazon’s Last One Laughing and appearing regularly on Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention?, Hughesy We Have A Problem and The Project.
2020 – 10 Play: Drunk History Australia – Narrator, Ep 1 – 10 Play
2020 – ABC TV: At Home Alone Together – Key Sketch Performer
2018 – 20 Screentime/ Network TEN: Hughesy, We Have A Problem – Guest
2019 – ABC TV: Australia Talks – Correspondent
2019 – Channel 7: The Real Dirty Dancing – Cast
2016-19 – Working Dog/Channel Ten: Have You Been Paying Attention? – Guest competitor
2019 – ABC TV/MICF: Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Oxfam Gala – Spot
2019 – Blink TV/ Network TEN: Show Me The Movie – guest
2019 – Network TEN: Celebrity Name Game – Guest
2019 – Channel 7: The Chase Australia – Guest
2018 – ABC TV/MICF: Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Opening Night Gala – Host
2018 – BBC 2 UK: Stand Up at BBC Wales – Comedy Spot
2018 – Network TEN: The Project – Regular Contributor
2018 – ABC TV: 2018 Helpmann Awards – Host
The Edge Of The Bush: Creator, writer and star – GuessworkTV/ABC
Meet The Mavericks: Guest star – with Missy Higgins, ABC TV Arts
Get Krack!n: series regular, Dir: Hayden Guppy, Guesswork TV
Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Oxfam Gala – Comedy spot, ABC TV/MICF
7 Days: Guest Panellist, TV3 New Zealand
2016-17 – Channel 9/Adult Swim: Fish Centre – Character (voiceover)
Fancy Boy: key sketch performer, December
ABC NYE Pub Quiz: Guest competitor – ABC
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering: guest appearances as self and with the True Australian Patriots, ABC1
Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Oxfam Gala – Comedy spot – Channel Ten/MICF
All Star Family Feud: Comedy Special – Guest competitor – Channel Ten
Comedy Up Late: – Comedy spot – ABC1/ Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Dirty Laundry: Live Panellist and regular sketch performer – ABC1
Comedy Up Late: Comedy spot – ABC1/ Melbourne International Comedy Festival
You can download a full list of television credits below
2020 – Bidou Zooms: Live Stream via Zoom
2019 – What’s Wrong With You?: Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Soho Theatre, Brisbane Festival, Sydney Opera House, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne, Amazon Prime Stand up Special
2018 – Helen Bidou: Enter The Spinnaker Lounge: Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne, Soho Theatre London, Brisbane, Gold Coast Comedy Festival
2018 – No Offence, None Taken: Return Season, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2017 – No Offence, None Taken: solo show – Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Soho Theatre London
2016 – That’s Eddotainment!: solo show – Perth Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2016 – True Australian Patriots: live show with Damien Power & Greg Larsen Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2016 – You Know What I’m Like!: Soho Theatre, London season
2015 – You Know What I’m Like!: – solo show – Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Giant Dwarf, Sydney and Melbourne Fringe return seasons
You can download a full list of Live Show credits below
2018 – Get Krack!n – Series 2: Writer. Guesswork TV/ABC
2017 – The Edge Of The Bush: Creator, writer and star, GuessworkTV/ABC
2017 – Get Krack!n – Series 1: Writer. Guesswork TV/ABC
2016 – Fancy Boy: series writer, Season 1. December Media/ABC-TV
2019: Nominee, Melbourne Comedy Festival Award for Most Outstanding Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2019: Nominee, Best Comedy Performer Helpmann Awards
2018: Winner, Best Show Sydney Comedy Festival
2018: Nominee, Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2018: Nominee, Best Comedy Performer Helpmann Awards
2017: Nominee, Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2016: Nominee, Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2016: Director’s Choice Award (True Australian Patriots) Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2015: Piece of Wood Award (peer-selected) Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2011: Nominee, Best Emerging Comedy, Adelaide Fringe Festival
2010: Highly Commended, Best Comedy, Melbourne Fringe Festival
2010: Best Script, 48 Film Project (With Luke McGregor)
2010: National Finalist, Raw Comedy, MICF