Anne Edmonds

“Rolling with the confidence and energy of a prize fighter, Edmonds is touchingly engaging and horrifyingly cruel – often in the same sentence.”
- ★★★★ Herald Sun

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.

Anne’s incendiary new solo show What’s Wrong With You? was also nominated for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Award and has been filmed as a special for international release on Amazon Prime Video in 2020.

  • Television
  • Live Shows
  • Writing
  • Awards

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

2018 – 19 Screentime/ Network TEN: Hughesy, We Have A Problem – 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

2017
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)

2016
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

2015
Dirty Laundry: Live Panellist and regular sketch performer – ABC1
Comedy Up Late: Comedy spot – ABC1/ Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2014
Back Seat Drivers: Guest Driver – Dir: Bryan Moses, ABC2/Duff Productions

2013
It’s A Date
Role: Gab – Dir: Jonathan Brough & Peter Helliar, ABC1, Princess Pictures
Wednesday Night Fever:  Principal Cast – Dir: Erin White, ABC1/Quail TV 2013
Comedy Up Late: Comedy spot – ABC2/ Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2019 – What’s Wrong With You?: Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Soho Theatre, Brisbane Festival, Sydney Opera House, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne

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

2014 – It’s Eddo!: solo show – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2013 – The Quarter Cabbage: solo show – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2012 – My Banjo’s Name is Steven: solo show – Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Underbelly), Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe

2011
 – My Banjo’s Name is Steven: solo show – Melbourne Fringe

2011 – Ever Since the Dawn of Anne: solo show – Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe

2010
 – Ever Since the Dawn of Anne: solo show – Melbourne Fringe, The Butterfly Club

2010 – Sing Us a Song You’re the Piano, Anne: solo show – Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Butterfly Club

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