Since starting stand-up comedy in 2007, Nick Helm quickly gained attention across the industry for his original, powerful, and, above all, hilarious blend of one-liners, stories, poems and songs.
In 2010, Nick headed up to Edinburgh in two shows. He was seen at the ‘Big Value Early Show’ and also performed his solo show Keep Hold Of The Gold, which became one of the must-see shows of the festival, garnering huge attention from across the industry and rave reviews from the press. In 2011, Nick’s second Fringe show, Dare To Dream, was nominated for the prestigious Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. 2012’s solo show This Means War, had a sell-out run. Nick also recorded a pilot for Radio 4 and starred in Uncle on Channel 4.
2013 was an incredible year for Nick. Uncle was commissioned by the BBC and had a successful first series on BBC Three. His new album Hot ‘n’ Heavy was released on iTunes & CD. He regularly appeared on 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Finally, his new Edinburgh show One Man Mega Myth earned him another Foster’s Comedy Award Best Show nomination. 2014 saw Uncle re-commissioned and Breakthrough Awards won at both the Times Awards and the British Comedy Awards, the year concluding with a sell-out two week run at Soho Theatre over the Christmas period.
2015 saw Uncle season 2 air on BBC Three from 10th February. Nick also directed, starred in and co-wrote Elephant; a BBC online short film as part of the Funny Valentines series. The short was so successful that it was subsequently selected to be screened at BFI’s London Film Festival 2015. The Girl In The Dress, a short starring Nick, was also selected by BFI for the 2015 London Film Festival. Nick’s first solo series, Heavy Entertainment premiered on May 5th (BBC Three). Nick also starred in Susan Calman’s Sisters for BBC Radio 4 alongside Ashley Jensen, which broadcast in August. 2015 also saw the start of Helm’s Angels, a limited run of comedy evenings in partnership with Glorious Management that was a complete sell-out success. Nick also took his first tour show across the UK which was another success!
2016 was the year of the nominations. Nick was BAFTA nominated for Elephant, nominated for a Royal Television Society Award for his performance in Uncle, and nominated for a Broadcast Digital Award for Best Scripted Short (Elephant). Additionally, Nick released a new successful album Nick Helm Is F*cking Amazing and launched it at The O2 Forum in Spring 2016.
2017 has already been a standout year for Nick, as he wrapped up the beloved Uncle with the third and final series airing on both BBC Three and BBC One, before starring in the brilliant Loaded, a co-production between Channel 4 and America’s prestigious AMC. Next, he’s bringing Masterworks in Progress ’17 to the Edinburgh Fringe ahead of his national tour There Is Nothing You Can Do To Me That I Haven’t Already Done To Myself this Autumn, and starring in Eat Your Heart Out on Dave, a truly unique and hilarious food show.