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.