Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn specialise in producing and performing comedy for less-than-perfect parents -
so that's all parents.
Ellie & Helen celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA. Expect stand-up, sketches, songs, and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents laugh and non-parents happy about their life choices.
Together they host one of the UK's most popular parenting podcasts. Launched in July 2013, it was an instant hit, and has since been downloaded over 3 million times in more than 150 countries. The podcast has been recommended by The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times and featured on Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Guests have included Dara O Briain, Sandi Toksvig, Jenny Eclair, Mel Giedroyc, and parenting influencers such as Giovanna Fletcher, Mother Pukka, Unmumsy Mum and Hurrah for Gin. In 2017, Scummy Mummies was nominated for the UK's Best Comedy Podcast at the British Podcast Awards, along with Mixcloud and Lovies awards. The Scummy Mummies Podcast was featured in The Guardian's "The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016".
They debuted at Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year and had a completely SOLD OUT run and received a 5***** review. They were also featured in three, Top 50 Jokes of the Fringe, including, GQ, inews and the Scottish News.
Based on the hit Scummy Mummies podcast and best-selling book. As seen in The Sunday Times and heard on Radio 4.
“Likeably straight-talking” The Telegraph
“Very funny” The Guardian
“Hilarious” Broadway Baby