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 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?
“She has never been better or darker or more resolutely funny. ????½” Helen Razer, Daily Review "unaffected charm and sheer comic brilliance... ????½" Herald Sun "Hilarious from start to ... keep reading finish … ????” Broadway Baby, Edinburgh