Sophie Duker is a comedian and writer whose favourite things include breaking hearts, taking names and telling jokes with the confidence of a cis straight middle-class white man. Describing herself as a “sexy-cerebral comedy underdog”, Sophie is quickly establishing herself as one of the most exciting acts on the circuit.
Her Edinburgh Fringe Show, Venus, saw her nominated for the Best Newcomer award and gained critical acclaim and five star reviews. The success of this show saw her performing a sold out two week run at the Soho Theatre.
Her quick wit and outstanding stage presence make her a perfect choice for both hosting awards ceremonies and after-dinner cabaret, as well as being a highly sought-after speaker and panellist for EDI events.
Sophie is a regular guest (and writer) on Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2). She has appeared on Live at The Apollo (BBC2), Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4) and Hypothetical (Dave), as well as being the winner of the most recent series of Taskmaster (Channel 4).
Other appearances include 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4), Don’t hate the Playaz (ITV2), Dave Gorman’s Terms and Conditions Apply (Dave), and Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV). She can also be seen on in Riot Girls (Channel 4), Quickies (BBC3) and Roast Battle (Comedy Central).
Sophie won the 2021 Funny Women Best Comedy Writer Award, as voted by producers, head writers and executives across the industry. She is also the host of the monthly comedy night, Wacky Racists Comedy Club and is the host of the official TV companion podcast to I May Destroy You (BBC), Obsessed With… I May Destroy You on BBC Sounds and the official TV companion podcast to Everything I know about Love (BBC), Obsessed With…Everything I know about Love (BBC Sounds).
"The team were absolutely over the moon with Sophie and her performance, our CEO said it was the best entertainment act PinkNews has ever had in 17 years!"
"The team cannot sing Sophie’s praises enough following the awards - she was fantastic!"
Thinkbox TV Planning Awards
"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
"I just wanted to say how brilliant Sophie was at the AOP Awards; great, funny, natural, and had fun with our sponsors and winners ... it really, really worked."
The Association of Publishers, Digital Awards
"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 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."
“A sparky proposition… intelligent jokes”