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When I began writing and performing comedy it was 1983 and unless you were a male performer - the audience tended to glaze over or throw things. Oddly enough I cracked on despite begin asked to reveal a certain body part at The Comedy Store (luckily, I hadn’t brought it with me that night, so I was let off the hook). 

In 2018, Helen made her return to the Edinburgh Festival with her sell-out and highly acclaimed confessional stand-up performance called ‘I might as well say it’, a searingly candid biographical journey with the kind of irony that reminded everyone she is still the third funniest women in England. 


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It's a sell-out!

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

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The Madonna of the comedy world, she keeps on coming back with a revived look and ever more fabulous hair... A true comedy heroine.

Entertainment Focus

A consummate professional at work.
Levity, wit and searingly candid.

Wee Review

Delicious dollops of wit, envy and self-deprecation peppered here and there – it’s a fast paced and entertaining show

The Fringe Review

An endearing touch of the Ronnie Corbett's in her comic timing

Divinely witty

The Guardian

The Times

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A masterclass in the monologue genre and one of the nation's premier talents

Comedy Coroner

The self-appointed ‘supply teacher of comedy’ made her triumphant and long overdue return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in her new one woman show ‘I Might As Well Say It’ in 2019.


Talking about being a woman in stand-up comedy, being fat and wheezy in showbusiness and spilling the beans from the set of Ab Fab, she sold out her full 22 night run with Underbelly in the prestigious McEwan Hall. 


After 14 years she returned to the Fringe to critical acclaim, enchanting audiences with her unique wit and observational humour.


Helen Lederer is back, and her audience is loving it. She is currently blasting around the country for book events and literary festivals. The Q and A sections can turn into raucous, revealing but always hilarious - salons of fun. Stay tuned for more.

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