Helen Thorn Thorny Questions

Helen Thorn Thorny Questions

Helen (one half the the UK's comedy duo The Scummy Mummies) is approaching 40 – she’s overweight, has a hairy body and really enjoys eating gluten. But she couldn’t be happier, so why is the rest of the world telling her she’s wrong? In this bold and brash show, this big-boned woman tackles the big issues facing the big bad world today. Why are we obsessed with waxing our front bottoms? Why the hell can’t we get rid of nits? Why is everyone wearing sporty leggings in cafes? And why the f*%k are we taking photos of our food?

Originally from Melbourne, Helen Thorn began performing comedy in 2003. The following year she reached the national final of RAW Comedy. She also made it to the final of 2Day FM's Australian Comedy God competition and was selected to perform in The Comedy Zone, a showcase for the country's best new talent in 2005. That same year, she was a regular panelist on Vulture, ABC's arts and culture show. Helen performed her one-woman show, Arty Farty at Melbourne Iinternational Comedy Festival in 2006.

Helen took a break to have children when she moved to the UK because she was very tired all the time. She returned to comedy in 2013 after having at least three nights of full sleep. She is now one half of the comedy double act Scummy Mummies. Together with fellow mum Ellie Gibson, she co-hosts the UK’s number one parenting podcast, and performs live shows around the country. The Scummy Mummies Book is out now.

Praise for the Scummy Mummies: 

'Hilarious.' Broadway Baby (UK)

'Gregarious and likeably straight-talking.' The Telegraph (UK)

'Worryingly competent.' Radio 4's Jane Garvey

'Utterly brilliant.' Camp Bestival


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