Sophie Duker describes herself as a “sexy-cerebral comedy underdog” and is quickly establishing herself as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit. Her Edinburgh Fringe Show 2019, Venus, saw her nominated for the Best Newcomer award and gained critical acclaim and five star reviews. Sophie will be performing Venus at the Soho Theatre in October-November.

In 2018 Sophie starred in a comedy pilot for Channel 4 called Riot Girls, as well as a new pilot for Comedy Central UK called What I Wish I’d Said.

She is also a comedy writer whose funnies you might have heard in the following places: the British Broadcasting Co-orporation (Famlam, BBC2; The News Quiz, The Now Show, BBC Radio 4) and Cartoon Network (The Amazing World of Gumball).

Sophie is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, has been shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award and is a previous finalist of the Funny Women Awards.

She founded and hosts MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRLS, an international, intersectional feminist comedy show that appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and 2017. Since January 2018 Sophie also hosts Wacky Racists, a ‘crazy stupid cool’ comedy cabaret gameshow, in a monthly residency at the Aces & Eights.

I want to take this time to thank Sophie for her wonderful contributions to the cruise. Her show was fantastic and our guests very much enjoyed being entertained by Sophie.

Olivia Cruise

"Thank you so much for yesterday – it was really, really wonderful and you did a completely perfect job. I think someone from another team is keen for you to do another set at a later stage with their whole department, it was that good!"

Virtual event for international law firm

I thoroughly enjoyed the session and thought that Sophie’s contributions brought a fresh perspective to the conversation. We are very pleased to have been introduced to her and I have no doubt that we will stay in touch for follow-up activities.

HSBC race and ethnicity panel discussion

“A sparky proposition… intelligent jokes”

The Independent