Impertinent questions for Sophie Duker

3 Jul

Sophie DukerWhat is your favourite synonym for “bum”?

Peach. Soft and squishy for the win, baby!

Whose swearing makes you laugh the most?

Angela Barnes has a classic bit on swearing as a working-class girl. “What I lack in Hs I make up for in Fs”

Who should come to see your show and why?

If you like any of the following things: robust academic research, fried chicken, Lizzo, love stories, Pokémon, pornography or problematic faves, then this is absolutely the show for you. But come regardless. It’s funny, and funny is for everyone, even old white guys.

Who are you excited about seeing this year?

I pre-booked Phoebe Robinson for my day off, cause we clash so it’s my ONLY CHANCE. But I can’t wait to be secure enough in myself to see all the other talented comics debuting their first hours this year. It’s a fierce bunch.

Imagine you come off stage and find a wish come true. Which food/drink/present/person would be waiting for you?

My old Weimaraner, Casper, who ironically (for his name) is definitely dead.

Describe your perfect day at the Fringe.

Five stars for Venus across the board. I get given a key to the city that gets me into any show free, even the sold out ones, and a magic pill that will mean I can drink as much as I want in the artists’ bars without ever getting a hangover.

How long does it take to come down after a show and how do you do it?

It can be anywhere from 0 seconds to three months. I chill my buzz with wine, women and song.

In the game “Would You Rather?” what’s the hardest choice you have had to make?

I find Would You Rather very easy to play, as I understand that it is entirely hypothetical. What stresses me out, for example, is deciding what to have for dinner.  

What’s your favourite Brexit metaphor?

Nope. Not talking about Brexit. Uh-uh. No way. Not today, Satan. 

Who or what helped you believe you were going to make it in comedy?

My fairy comedy godmothers, who believed in me and got me invited to balls time and time again. They know who they are.

Tell us something your agent doesn’t want us to know.

She had to buy me charcoal pills because I had food poisoning the day I debuted on Mock The Week and didn’t want to shit myself on set.

I don’t think Dara would have approved.

Buy tickets for Sophie Duker: Venus here

7pm | Pleasance Courtyard | 31 July, 1-13, 15-25 Aug


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