"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 (Channel 4) Live At The Apollo, Mock the Week, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, House of Games (BBC) Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV) and Don’t hate the Playaz (ITV2)…
honestly, if every panel show she’d been on was listed, we’d exceed the bloody word count.
Sophie’s debut solo stand-up show, 'Venus', saw her nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the Edinburgh Fringe. She is a board member of the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society and an alumna of the Pleasance Reserve. Her second show, 'Hag', entirely sold out its full month of shows well in advance of the Edinburgh Fringe even beginning. Her subsequent tour of 'Hag' across the UK in spring 2023 had to be extended to meet the phenomenal demand for tickets. She will perform the final dates of this tour extension in Autumn 2023.
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.
Sophie sometimes pretends to be other people. For money. On camera.
It's called acting? She can cry a single perfect tear on command.
If that isn't worth applause, what the hell is?
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. Two shows Sophie starred in, Taskmaster Series 13 and Biscuitland (both Channel 4) were BAFTA-nominated for 2023.
If the above statement applies - you have excellent taste. Email Izzy.
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. 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.