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What’s on in Leeds: Comedy

Kate Moxon shares some shows that will make you laugh...

Helen Bauer: Madam Good Tit

Where: Hyde Park Book Club

When: Friday 21st October

Not only is Helen Bauer a comedic genius, she’s also a force to be reckoned with. After her much anticipated Live at the Apollo debut last November, she hasn’t stopped! She’s had appearances on Dave’s Late Night Mash and even her very own BBC 3 pilot available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Along with all of these credits she also has a podcast. Trusty Hogs (hosted by her, Catherine Bohart and Andrew White) is a hilarious weekly show in which the ‘Hogs’ and a guest solve a listener’s problem.

Her new show Madam Good Tit is her first solo tour across the UK and explores the key themes of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-care. With overwhelmingly positive reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Broadway Baby gave her show five stars and described her as ‘an awe-inspiring personality with a touch of comedy star quality’.

If you fancy a night of comedy in the Hyde Park staple venue then look no further. You’ll be in safe hands with Helen.

Where you can find Helen:

  • TV: Live at the Apollo (series 16, episode 2), Stand up Sketch Show (series 2, episode 3), Small Doses (BBC 3- available on BBC iPlayer)

  • Podcasts: Trusty Hogs, Daddy Look at Me, Have a Word (guest), Wheel of Misfortune (guest), Comedian’s Comedian (guest)

Olga Koch: Just Friends

Where: Hyde Park Book Club

When: Thursday 27th October

After the recording of her previous show ‘Homecoming’ for Amazon Prime, Olga is back with a brand-new show which is already being called a ‘masterpiece of a stand-up comedy set’ (Broadway Baby).

With credits already including Mock the Week, Late Night Mash and QI, Koch has already solidified her status as a star.

This show, in which Chortle have described as a ‘force of nature’, explores the themes of breakups, bisexuality and even the MCU. The Wee Review describes her comedy as ‘filthy, feminist and sex-positive’.

She has already sold out her run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival earlier this year so this one isn’t to be missed!

Also £1 from every ticket will go to Stonewall’s Ukraine Projects, in aid of the Ukrainian LGBTQ+ community!

Where you can find Olga:

  • TV: QI (series R, episode 15), Mock the Week (series 18 episode 2, 8), Late Night Mash (multiple episodes)

  • Podcasts: Late Night Mash podcast, Private Parts Podcast (guest), Wheel of Misfortune (guest), Trusty Hogs (guest)


Words: Kate Moxon

Photo credit: Berk's Nest

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