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She works hard for the money.
So hard for it, honey.

"I have a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career.
Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you."
- Liam Neeson in Taken / Sophie Duker, comedian and broadcaster


No matter how you feel about it, Sophie is definitely a professional comedian.
Ya girl has appeared in Taskmaster, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Last Leg, Great Pottery Throw Down (Channel 4) Live At The Apollo, Mock the Week, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, House of Games (BBC) Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), Don’t hate the Playaz (ITV2) Drunk History (Comedy Central)…
honestly, if every panel show she’d been on was listed, we’d exceed the bloody word count.
 

In 2023, Sophie won the PinkNews Award for Entertainer of The Year after being nominated alongside artists including Sam Smith, Rosie Jones, Self-Esteem and Rina Sawayama. The Spring 2023 tour of her sell-out second show 'Hag' had to be extended for a second leg and into December 2023 to meet the phenomenal demand for tickets. Two shows Sophie starred in, Taskmaster Series 13 and Biscuitland (both Channel 4) were BAFTA-nominated for 2023. She was also cast as a neurotic intergalactic hottie in a M@rv3l film of the same year but as her scenes didn't make the final edit (something to do with Samuel L Jackson feeling threatened?!) she has typed the name of the movie franchise in code in case she gets thrown in jail for NDA violation (not sure this protects me tbh.. should talk to Legal). Anyway, she can act, too!
Playing age: 25 human years - 30,000 solar rotations.

Whether under the banner of the BBC, Soho Theatre or under her own steam, Sophie has performed and hosted masterclasses in stand-up comedy and improv internationally, in locations as diverse as New York, Utrecht and Accra. Sophie won the 2021 Funny Women Best Comedy Writer Award, as voted by producers, head writers and executives across the industry. As well as regularly gag-writing for other world-class comedians, Sophie has written for shows as varied as The BAFTAs, Netflix’s Too Hot To Handle, Spitting Image, Famalam and Horrible Histories. She has several projects in active development but is always open to juicy collaborations.

As well as fronting a BBC documentary on polyamory and guest-hosting countless podcasts including The Guilty Feminist she 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.

I wanna book you to perform stand up live

If the above statement applies -  you have excellent taste. Email Izzy.

So you wanna
work together?

If you wanna book, hire or pitch to me in any capacity - and I don’t already know you like that - your best bet is to act like a Karen and talk to the manager.
I am signed to Avalon Management and my manager's name is Cath. I love her. 

Talk to Cath

Talk to Cath. Not me. Don't doorstep me, don't DM me - talk to Cath. By which I mean email Cath. Or ring the Avalon offices and ask for Cath. Cath should be your first port of call for absolutely anything and everything work-related.