Anne Edmonds is the rock star of Australian comedy and everybody knows it.
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, Anne transforms into characters that are terrifying and familiar in equal measure.
Since she appeared on the scene in 2010, Anne has been nominated for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Award multiple times and won both the Director’s Choice and the peer voted Piece Of Wood Award. She has played London’s Soho Theatre five times, as well as the Sydney Opera House.
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/Helen’s Bidou Zooms was for many THE iconic lockdown 2020 experience.
Prior to being filmed as a special released internationally on Amazon Prime Video in 2020, Anne’s incendiary solo show What’s Wrong With You? was nominated for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Award for Most Outstanding Show. This recording won Anne the 2020 Best Comedy Release ARIA Award and was nominated for Best Comedy Entertainment Program at the 2020 AACTA Awards.
Anne continues to be a familiar face on Australian TV screens, starring in the COVID19-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.
Eddo has has spent 2021 touring her new show Business With Pleasure with partner Lloyd Langford around Australia, the pinnacle performance of which was filmed during the 2021 Melbourne Comedy Festival and recently released on Paramount +.
Her Scandi-noir inflected comedy series The Edge of the Bush, which Anne originally created, wrote, and starred in for ABC TV in 2017, is now available to stream internationally on Amazon Prime alongside What’s Wrong With You?
Directed by Kate McCartney and featuring Eddo‘s tour-de-force performance as multiple members of the same dysfunctional suburban family, the series sought to solve the eternal question – what IS calisthenics?
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