Helen Bauer: Madam Good Tit

Helen Bauer’s Madam Good Tit is a not-so-wholesome coming-of-age set that provides a deep dive into everything from Bauer’s various high school personalities to deeply problematic societal norms and the truth about self-care. Supported by the acerbic, incredibly blunt and generally brilliant Ruth Hunter, Bauer is certainly right about at least one thing. It is all Dido’s fault.

Bauer has an incredible flair for performance

Revelling in the odd moments of shadenfreude that we can only hope to grasp as they come into our life, throughout the set, Bauer shows off the confident and brash tenor of her humour. She may label herself 'basic', but Bauer has an incredible flair for performance, in which her immense self-awareness and the accuracy of her self-diagnosis of being a leading lady is reflected. With probing social commentary on the real lessons we learn from Disney princesses and incredibly personal anecdotes, we see how accurate Bauer’s self described acute degree of caring is, but in an inspirational way that stems from an extreme amount of confidence that we can only wish to aspire to. Poking fun at everything from gender norms to toxic diet culture, Bauer’s witty and upbeat commentary is interspersed with a rationality that puts a new twist on how we see the world.

Bauer takes a unique stance on very important issues that no one else seems to be discussing. Constantly playing and over-exaggerating the stereotypes and popular culture that have informed her own life and personality, Bauer reminds us of the ridiculousness of the world that we exist in. With a tongue-in-cheek twist to the current trend of turning a comedy stand-up set into a vehicle of catharsis, Bauer leaves us with an important set of guidelines to consider and move forward with as we go about our lives. With her finger on the pulse of society, her parting words are the most inspiring of the entire set, proving once and for all how thoughtful and well-put together her set is. If antyhing, Bauer gives us a challenge to live up to.

An awe-inspiring personality with a touch of comedy star-quality, Bauer performs a show that is the stand-up equivalent to a chef’s kiss. Apart from Bauer’s description of how crying on a plane should happen, nothing is or can be more perfect than Madam Good Tit.

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2019's Edinbrugh Fringe Best Newcomer nominee and your favourite self-aware stand-up returns with a show about self-confidence, self-esteem and self-care. It’s the year of ‘the self’ and Helen is trying to be the change she wants you to see.

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