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Interview: Nick Helm on Uncle

What’s Uncle about?

Uncle is an unconventional family sitcom. The first series was about a suicidal, estranged uncle who gets reunited with his nephew. It was about how you had these two opposites a nerdy and OCD child and a kind of slobby man-child and they learned life lessons from each other. Though not necessarily good ones.


News: New Gig And New TV Series For Nick Helm

The release date has been confirmed for the BBC Three series Uncle starring Nick Helm. It is due to be available online from January 1. This will be the third series of the comedy, written by Oliver Refson, in which Helm plays downbeat musician Andy who forms a quirky friendship with his nephew Errol (Elliot Speller-Gillott). 


News: Nick Helm Starts Shooting Third Series Of Uncle

Nick Helm is due to start filming the third series of sitcom Uncle in which he plays dropout and rock and roll wannabe Andy. The shoot will start in a fortnight and last for eight weeks. Helm tweeted "Best series yet."


News: New Album & Big Gig From Nick Helm

Nick Helm is releasing his "surprisingly easy" second album – Nick Helm Is Fucking Amazing. It will be available from April 14. And on the same date he is playing a one-off gig at the forum in Kentish Town, entitled Nick Helm: All Killer Some Filler.


News: Nick Helm Film Nominated For BAFTA

Elephant, written by and starring Nick Helm and Esther Smith, has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Short Film. 

The romantic film was made for the BBC iPlayer's Funny Valentines series last Spring and follows two young people, played by Helm and Smith, as they pootle around Brighton and try to avoid saying that they love each other. The film was directed by Helm and produced by Alex Moody.


Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Nick Helm

Maverick promoter Bob Slayer has taken over the basement space of 27c Throgmorton Street in the City of London again for another Grotto Festival from December 1 to 21. Listings here. Highlights include Richard Herring, Stewart Lee, Josie Long and some bozo called Nick Helm, who will be closing proceedings on December 21 with his 'Christmas Fuck-Fest'. Have a read of the delightful free content Helm has provided below.


News: Nick Helm Gets Turtle-Y Comical

Comedian Nick Helm has befriended a large turtle to record a promotional clip for the forthcoming Roar with Laughter show at the Eventim Apollo.

The gig, in aid of international conservation charity the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) Asiatic lions campaign, takes place on October 9. It features Helm alongside Marcus Brigstocke, Rich Hall, Jeremy Lion, Robin Ince, Miles Jupp, Dominic Holland, Tiff Stevenson and Greg Burns with more acts to be announced over the coming months. 


News: Stand-Ups Star In Secret Sex Confessions Show

Comedians Nick Helm, James Acaster, Nish Kumar and Marcus Brigstocke are among the performers appearing in a new unrehearsed show about heterosexual female sexuality at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Manwatching is described as "a funny, frank, and occasionally explicit insight into heterosexual female desire, read out loud by a man."

Preview: Benefit Treats – Upcoming Comedy Fundraisers

Stand ups have always been happy to do their bit for charity, but that urge to help out has gone into overdrive recently. It can't just be because of the election – most of these gigs were announced before May 7. But something tells me there may be many more in the future, so BTJ has launched this dedicated page which will try to list the main London charity shows and big ones outside the capital.

Review: BBC iPlayer Funny Valentines – Nick Helm: Elephant

Nick Helm’s deceptively ambitious short feels more like a rough draft for a full-length indie film rather than a TV sketch. Helm plays what looks like a cross between his real self and his character Andy in Uncle, wandering around the back streets of Brighton for a day with his friend played by co-writer Esther Smith. The fact that Smith plays the schoolteacher Andy has a thing for in Uncle adds to the whiff of deja vu, but once you've got over that this is an exceedingly cute little film.



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