Helen Duff

2018 Holmes & Watson Feature Film
2017 Amused Moose Finalist
2015 Vault Festival London Award ‘Judges Pick’ Winner
2015 Sqwarker Awards Finalist
2014 So You Think You’re Funny Awards Semi-Finalist 
2014 Fringe First Nominee

Comedy award-winning, critically acclaimed and socially conscious clown, Helen Duff started performing comedy in 2014. Her first solo show, Vanity Bites Back, won a Fringe First nomination at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was subsequently selected for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Perth Fringe World. A clown cookery show about anorexia, it won a Pick of the Festival Award at VAULT Festival, London before completing a 5 star rated tour of regional theatres across the UK. The same year, Helen was also a semi-finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny Awards. In 2015 Helen was named a Finalist in the Brighton Comedy Festival 2015 Squawker Awards and is currently a Finalist in Amused Moose New Act awards with the winner to be announced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.

Helen debuted her first comedy hour, Come With Me at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, selling out the 26 night run at the Pleasance Courtyard, receiving rave reviews and invitations to tour internationally, including Berlin, Perth Fringe World and VAULT Festival, London. This August Helen will return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her eagerly awaited new show When The Going Gets Duff which fearlessly unpicks the role of a woman in a post-truth world.

In addition to her blossoming stand-up career, Helen is also a talented actor and voice-over artist, holding a BA Hons in Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She recently wrapped filming on her first feature film, Holmes and Watson, with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, scheduled for release in 2018. Full acting credits can be found on her Spotlight page, here.


“bold, subversive and very funny” ★★★★ Scotsman

“a master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning” ★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Absolutely shameless, boldly ridiculous, embarrassingly funny” ★★★★ Australia Times


Kate Watson – kate@mcintyre-ents.com