Helen Arney (Amused Moose Comedy awards top 10)

 

Helen Arney is a comedian and geek songstress based in London. In August 2012 she took her new solo show, Voice of an Angle  to the Buxton Fringe where it won "Best Comedy Performance", and to the Edinburgh Fringe where it was selected for the semi-final of the Amused Moose Laughter Awards. Other nice things happened whilst at the Fringe, like interviewing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak live on stage at the Edinburgh Playhouse as part of the Turing Festival.

Helen is also one third of science comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd, on tour this Autumn, and half of the greatest comedy girlband you've never heard of, The Balconettes.

A prolific writer of comedy and songs with a geeky edge, Helen recently toured the UK in "Uncaged Monkeys" alongside Robin Ince, Prof Brian Cox, Simon Singh, Dr Ben Goldacre, and Tim Minchin. In 2011 she appeared on BBC Radio 4 as a guest in The Infinite Monkey Cageand Wondermentalist Cabaret.

Helen performs in comedy clubs and theatres all over the UK, from Manchester Apollo to Shakespeare's Globe, and her songs are available to download at Bandcamp.

In 2010, Helen performed her first comedy hour Songs for Modern Loving at the Edinburgh Fringe, to critical acclaim. In December that year, she also released a festive studio album, It's going to be an awkward Christmas, darling with drummer and playwright Paul Richards. Wry, humorous, lyrically intelligent and unashamedly poignant, the track "Office Party" was played on BBC 6 Music. In 2012 she'll be in the studio again to record more tracks that touch on her past as a Physics degree student Imperial College London, for a new album that will include the Geek Pop hit  Animals featuring gentleman rapper Professor Elemental, and cryogenic love song You & Me & Walt Disney as seen on b3ta.com.

Over the last few years Helen has become a festival favourite, appearing at Latitude, End Of The Road, Green Man, Greenbelt, Secret Garden Party, Bestival, Wychwood and Geek Pop music festivals, Buxton, Machynlleth, Newport and Cambridge comedy festivals, and at science festivals in Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Brighton, London and Cambridge. In September 2012 she's performing a short run of her latest show "Voice of an Angle" at the Soho Theatre in London, and at the Norwegian Science Festival in Bergen and Trondheim.

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