Sophie Duker's UK Tour Review
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Sophie Duker's UK Tour Review: Three Trips And Laughs A Minute

Molly Raby March 3, 2023

Sophie Duker has gone from strength to strength in recent years. The comedian has risen through the ranks and is now on a massive, sold-out UK tour, “Hag”. This show is an amalgamation of stories from her childhood and the trip that caused her to “not cheat” on her ex-boyfriend. Read on for a Sophie Duker review that, we hope, will prompt you to check them out.

Who Is Sophie Duker?

Duker is a London-born comedian who hit the comedy scene around 2015 when shortlisted for the Funny Women award. She has appeared on several panel shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Mock the Week. As well as being a guest on the show, Duker was a researcher for 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order.

Duker also won season 13 of the Channel 4 comedy show Taskmaster in which five comedians take on ridiculous tasks in order to win points.

Her first comedy show, titled “Diet Coke”, premiered in 2018. Duker then quickly created her second show “Venus” in 2019 which was performed at both the Edinburgh Fringe and Brighton Fringe.

Sophie Duker UK Tour Review

Coming on stage fashionably late, Duker immediately got the audience on-side by talking about her fluorescent pink boots which are in keeping with her personality.

Performing to a packed-out theatre, she described how the show would go. The show is sign-posted by three main stories which detail a trip on a cruise, a trip to Ghana and a trip she had on mushrooms.

We learn that Duker and her brother were sent to their grandmother in Ghana on a holiday which ended up lasting two years. In this time, she got to know her grandmother who, it turns out, is the original Sophie Duker, making the comedian Sophie Duker junior.

Her cruise trip came as a surprise job offer when she was asked to perform to 700 women loving women on a three-week cruise. Despite this daunting task, Duker accepted and told her boyfriend not to worry. Ultimately, Duker didn’t cheat but she was inadvertently adopted by the so-called ‘crystal lesbians’.

Duker ends with a story about how she had to perform a joke on the spot in order to get her Ghanian passport, which didn’t go down well.

Overall, this is a laugh-a-minute show which teaches you more about Duker’s roots. Her comedy is quintessentially Sophie, and this makes for a refreshingly unique show.

Upcoming Dates

If you have been lucky enough to snag some tickets to this sold-out show, massive congratulations. Duker is on the road until late April, closing out in her home city, London.

Her newest upcoming dates include Oxford, Reading, Swansea, Cardiff and Hull.

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Molly Raby is a freelance journalist who works closely with GRV Media and Freshered. After completing her BA (Hons) in English Language and Creative Writing at Salford University 2022, she began her journey into the world of journalism and copywriting. In addition to writing for Freshered, Molly also wrote for The Gold and Green Crowd, interviewing jockeys, horse trainers and others within racing industry. Molly has a passion for film and TV as well as a keen interest in sports.