Sophie Duker

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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. Sophie has appeared on Taskmaster, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Last Leg, Live At The Apollo, and Mock the Week, and has performed and hosted masterclasses in stand-up comedy and improv internationally, in locations as diverse as New York, Utrecht and Accra.


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. 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. 

She is a regular guest on Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, and has appeared on Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and Hypothetical. Sophie also appeared on Taskmaster, and Celebrity Mastermind, and went on win them both.

Sophie won the 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 was the host of the official TV companion podcast to I May Destroy You, Obsessed With… I May Destroy You, and the official TV companion podcast to Everything I know about Love, Obsessed With…Everything I know about Love, both are available to listen on BBC Sounds.



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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

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Speakers Breakfast

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