She rips through sex and race with relish
★★★★ The Sunday Times
extremely funny ̣
she is clearly going places
★★★★ Evening Standard
Best Newcomer Nominee and Taskmaster Champion Sophie Duker extends her debut tour to meet overwhelming demand for tickets as multiple venues sell out across the UK. Following its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sophie will now perform her latest show ‘Hag’ nationwide up to Thursday 16th November. The new tour leg sees her perform in bigger venues with increased audience capacity, as well as tour to Ireland for the first time ever. Duker performs in Dublin on Sunday 12th November and, following total sell-outs at Soho Theatre and Leicester Square theatre, she will perform ‘Hag’ a final time in the capital at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre on Friday 10th November.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 31st March and can be found at sophieduker.com.
Sit tight for this sophomore show – cause the sexy baby from Taskmaster is all grown up. Her hotly anticipated second hour ‘Hag’ heralds her metamorphosis into the confident, cantankerous, magical bitch her twentysomething self would never have dared believe she could be. An older, wiser and even more deliciously odd stand-up shares a chaotic true story from the recent past: what happened when Sophie chose to get on a cruise ship with seven hundred older lesbians, leaving her long-suffering boyfriend on shore. Traditionally hurled at strong women as a slur, here ‘hag’ is sexy, self-assured, redefined. Back in 2019 Sophie was a Babybel – round, sweet, pure. Now she’s vintage cheddar – extra mature and hiding in your fridge.
Since Sophie’s first stand-up gig in 2015, her rise as a performer, writer and personality has been meteoric. She has been featured on shows including Taskmaster (Channel 4), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), The Last Leg (Channel 4), Live At The Apollo (BBC1/BBC2), Mock the Week (BBC2), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), Don’t Hate the Playaz (ITV2), Hypothetical (Dave), Mel Giedroyc’s: Unforgivable (UKTV), CelebAbility (ITV), Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back (Channel 4) and Blankety Blank (BBC1), and is a returning regular on Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2). She founded and hosts the notorious, anarchic, POC-platforming comedy night, Wacky Racists Comedy Club and is the host of two official companion podcasts for the hit BBC shows – Everything I Know About Love (BBC) and I May Destroy You (BBC); both of which can be found on BBC Sounds. Two shows Sophie starred in, Taskmaster Series 13 and Biscuitland (both Channel 4) have been BAFTA-nominated for 2023.
Sophie’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut ‘Venus’, where the smart, silly, savage young comic skewered white saviours and illustrated upside-down twerking, was featured as a top show to see in The Scotsman, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, Stylist, Time Out, Joe.co.uk, Fest Mag, Funny Women, To Do List, I Talk Telly, and GQ featured one of her jokes in their Best Jokes at the Fringe. The show went on to enjoy a sold out two week run at the Soho Theatre.
As well as receiving a nomination for Best Newcomer at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sophie was recently longlisted for the Comedy Breakthrough Award and Oustanding Female Comedy Entertainment Performance in at Channel 4’s The National Comedy Awards 2021. She won the Funny Women Best Comedy Writer Award in 2021, as voted by top producers, writers and industry executives.
WHAT THE PRESS HAVE SAID ABOUT SOPHIE DUKER:
Laugh-out loud funny
★★★★ Rachel Cranshaw, The Telegraph
★★★★ Jay Richardson, Scotsman
A riotously funny journey of self-discovery
★★★★ Anita Bhadani, Skinny
wickedly funny and woke debut hour
★★★★ The Herald, Gayle Anderson
This astute political analysis is buoyed by wordplay, shrewd storytelling and pop culture hot-takes ̣̣̣̣
★★★★ Fest Mag, Megan Wallace
this show has everything you could ask for
★★★★ Mariana Feijó, Funny Women
a hilarious, exhilarating hour of intelligence
★★★★★ To Do List
Sophie Duker brings a hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the self to the Fringe
★★★★★ Voice Magazine Oluwatayo Adewole