CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Nick Helm’s performance is hard to describe but it’s hailed as a treat for all those who see it
CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Nick Helm’s performance is hard to describe but it’s hailed as a treat for all those who see it

AWARD-winning TV comedian Nick Helm is appearing in Barnard Castle.

Helm is back on tour, with Phoenix From The Flames, to remind the world of what they’ve been missing out on.

He’s coming to The Funny Way To Be Comedy Club at The Witham, in Barnard Castle, on Saturday, October 19.

People are being urged to witness the two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and International Treasure in Waiting strut his stuff, sing some songs and right some wrongs.

Helm has been delighting audiences as a stand-up since 2007. Blending jokes, stories, poems and songs, he has earned an impressive list of awards and accolades such as Best Stand-Up Comedy Act at the What’s On London Awards, Chortle’s Best Music and Variety Artist, British Comedy Awards Best Breakthrough Artist, and Times Breakthrough Award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

His talents go way beyond stand-up, however, and he has become a familiar face on TV screens as the title role in BBC Three’s Uncle – which won Best Multichannel Programme at the 2015 Broadcast Awards.

He also co-starred in Loaded (Channel 4), co-wrote, directed and starred in the BAFTA-nominated short Elephant (BBC Online), and starred in The Girl in the Dress – a short selected for the 2015 London Film Festival.

A more recent comedy short, The Killing Machine, was written by and stars Helm, for the BBC. He also created and starred in the food and travel show Eat Your Heart Out with Nick Helm (Dave). In the last few months, he was on our screens once again – in the second series of Sky One’s The Reluctant Landlord, written by and starring Romesh Ranganathan.

Helm is also a talented musician. He has released albums including Hot ‘n’ Heavy, and Songs from Uncle, and is currently working on a soundtrack and his fourth album. He’s also appeared on numerous TV shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule (ITV1), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC Three), and Celebrity Storage Hunters (UKTV).

He currently hosts a weekly radio show and broadcast at Fubar Radio, with Nathaniel Metcalfe, entitled Nick & Nat’s Fan Club. Funny Way To Be promoter Peter Dixon said: “Nick Helm is not only at the top of his game as a stand-up he’s a great actor and fantastic musician.

“Nick’s live shows are a comic tour de force and like no other performances.

“Possibly best described as rock and roll comedy they are fun, hilarious and full of high energy music.

“On top of this Nick can deliver some important messages and themes in a very powerful way.

“It’s hard to describe it, so we highly recommend that folks come and see one of his live shows for themselves.”

Tickets for the show in Barnard Castle are priced at £14 and are available from or the Witham Box Office.