She rips through sex and race with relish
★★★★ The Sunday Times

extremely funny ̣
★★★★ Scotsman

she is clearly going places
★★★★ Evening Standard


Taskmaster Champion, Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee and Pink News Entertainer of the Year 2023 Sophie Duker has announced a UK tour of her brand-new stand-up show ‘But Daddy I Love Her’ this Autumn, including a two week run at London’s Soho Theatre from Monday 7th October. Produced by Avalon in association with Berk’s Nest, the sexiest comic alive (please do not factcheck!) hits the road from 4th October 2024 to 9th May 2025. Tickets go on sale on today, Friday 7th June, and can be found at


But Daddy I Love Her sees Sophie championing delusion, arguing that we should all choose hot wet fantasies over cold, bleak reality. The aspiring hot girl takes swings at capitalism and romance, laments her Catholic mother’s holy water habit and shares the crushing failure of her attempt to score a sugar daddy. Be bonkers, dream big, lose your damn mind! In this show, delulu is the solulu.


Delulu is for everyone, so during the full run of the show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sophie will be running her own “Sugar Daddy” scheme, reserving reduced price tickets that can be purchased by Black, Asian and other global majority people, as well as unemployed/low income festival attendees. Further details about the scheme will be revealed next week.


Naughty but nice Duker became a familiar face on television with regular appearances and spicy political takes on Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2), alongside being featured on Mock the Week (BBC2), Hypothetical (Dave), The Last Leg, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, The Great Pottery Throwdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (all Channel 4), while she starred as a contestant in BAFTA and National Comedy Award winning Taskmaster (Channel 4). She became the ultimate victor in her series, and went on to star in Taskmaster: Champion of Champions (Channel 4) earlier this year (losing out on the ultimate glory to Dara O Briain by one teeny tiny point).


Across the airwaves, Duker’s voice can be heard on a variety of the BBC’s flagship political comedy shows, while she is routinely heard on chart topping podcasts including Acaster and Gamble’s Off Menu, Jameela Jamil’s I Weigh, and is a regular on You’re Dead To Me. She has presented documentaries on polyamory and dreams, and hosted the celebrated official companion podcasts to hit shows I May Destroy You and Everything I Know About Love for BBC Sounds.


Elsewhere, Sophie channels her bold comic voice into initiatives such as Fringe of Colour and Black Ticket Project, which she was an early proponent of. Duker is passionate about increasing access and representation in entertainment for black people, POC and other marginalised identities. Her cult comedy night Wacky Racists transferred to Hackney Empire for a mega-show last year, serving up a night of epic comedy chaos championing diversity and performers of colour and under-represented allies in silly, subversive, genre-bending shows.


A supporter of many charities and causes, Sophie is routinely vocal about injustices both within her industry and in the world at large. For Glastonbury Festival 2024, Sophie will be taking over the Greenpeace stage on the Saturday and hosting the field’s inaugural comedy pageant  “Miss (Burning!) World”.


Sophie was awarded the PinkNews Entertainer of The Year Award in 2023 (beating icons like Rina Sawayama, Rosie Jones, Sam Smith and Mawaan Rizwan). She is the first comedian to have hosted The Booker Prize. She won the 2021 Funny Women Best Comedy Writer Award, as voted by producers, head writers and execs across the industry, and was one eight comedians selected to be a part of Just For Laughs’ International New Faces line up for the 2022 Festival.


On stage, Duker’s debut Edinburgh Fringe Show, Venus, saw her nominated for the Best Newcomer award, leading to a two week sold out run at Soho Theatre. Her sophomore show Hag in 2022 sold-out its entire run in advance of the festival starting and the subsequent 60 date UK and Ireland sell out tour included London runs at Soho Theatre, Bloomsbury Theatre and Leicester Square Theatre was extended to keep up with demand for tickets.



Laugh-out loud funny
★★★★ Rachel Cranshaw, The Telegraph

Extremely funny
★★★★  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



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