About Helchild




Comedian & Poet, MC/writer/producer, internationally exhibited visual artist.
Helchild is a Melbourne based, non-binary, multi-talented, satirical comedian, comic poet and visual artist: witty, black, imaginative and anarchic.

Helchild is a talented dancer and cartoonist/sculptor who designs their own puppets, props, costumes and inappropriate dance routines. They also have an uncanny gift for mimicry and an ability to transform themselves in a way that few comedians can match.

Helchild Bio Pic 1Helchild has been writing and performing as a headline act since 1995. They have featured with renowned Aussie comedians Rod Quantock, Pauline Pantsdown, Kirsty Mac, Frank Hampster, Sean Bedlam and more.

Helchild has conducted comic poetry and comedy workshops and starred in six of their own independent productions and an innumerable number of fringes and fests.
Helchild performs as themselves and over 13 different characters, including:

  • Senator Pauline Fartson
  • Baloney Abbott
  • Bob Shatter
  • Mr. Turdbull
  • Queen Helizabeth
  • Helvis the Pelvis
  • Whacko Jacko
  • Hell-granny
  • Dolly the Runaway Sex Doll
  • Kit Marlowe (Elizabethan playwright)
  • Captain Helchild
  • Aquilla the Farting Feminist
  • Colin Barfly (ex-Premier of WA)

Highlights included “Please Explain Halal Certified Comedy Night” 2016, The Green Left Weekly Comedy Dabate 2017 & 2018, “Pirates and Sex Dolls in Outer Space” for Wild West Comedy Festival 2012, Perth Poetry Festival 2013, many WA Pride Festivals, Melbourne Overload Poetry Festival, Melbourne Fringe and Midsumma Festival. and Albany Sprung Writers Festival and Fremantle Festival.

Helchild has appeared on Melbourne Noise TV (CTV) and Perth CTV and had many radio features in Perth and on Melbourne’s Joy Radio and 3CR.

Helen MC’d their own monthly alternative /Punk comedy night, CHAOS CLUB (2013) and co-founded Perth Poetry Club (2009).

Helchild currently and performs at poetry and comedy nights, festivals, protest marches/rallies, fundraisers, on radio and private functions.

Helen writes all their own material, designs their own props and costumes and laughs at all their own jokes.

Their CD and zine, both titled, “Poetry from Hell” are available through the artist.

“Helchild is a Brilliant and artful satirist who nails their characters to the floor. Pauline Fartson Rocks!” – Pauline Pantsdown (Simon Hunt)

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