The Herald is taking a look at some of the artists performing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival - and getting to know the people behind the magic.

Helen Bauer

Tell us about your fringe show.

‘Little Miss Baby Angel Face’ is an exploration of my love for tragic situations and the relationship with my Mum.

My mum and I are two sides of the same coin. My mum currently has ghosts in her house and thinks in a past life she was on the ‘Titanic’, where I wrote and performed a monologue about being sexually abused and performed it at school (TOTAL LIE & also VERY creepy)!  In reality her Mum ran a ‘drama school’ from their house (from when she was small) and clearly the drama continued outside of her work!

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Sincerity is what the show tackles and my completely in ability to be sincere when it is most required.

How does it feel to be playing the Fringe for the first time?

Ahhh it’s just so exciting. I have done compilation shows before and worked as a tech but it’s just like a dream come true to take my own show up to the fringe. Like a stress dream, but none the less a dream.

Why did you decide to perform at the Fringe?

Why wouldn’t you? As a comedian, it’s the biggest festival and everyone is there, I can’t handle that FOMO. Also as an attention seeker, an hour of talking a day uninterrupted, yes please.

How do you prepare for a performance?

I try to stop and have a little think about what I’m going to say. If I don’t I just run on like a wildling poking audience members and screaming into the void.

Best/worst advice you’ve been given ahead of your debut show?

The best advice is to enjoy myself. It is so easy to just get stressed and bogged down with how each member of the audience perceives you.

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Just remember that not everyone will like you and your comedy. It’s okay, order a pizza watch the parent trap and have fun.

Favourite thing about being in Edinburgh?

The people. All the comics are there! The audiences are great fun, the shows are awesome. Ahhhh its all great.

Sum up your show in three words

Making a scene.

Helen Bauer’s debut stand up show ‘Little Miss Baby Angel Face’ will be at the Pleasance Courtyard Bunker One at 6pm for the month of August for tickets go to