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Hag Do

Comedian Sophie Duker appears to be on a mission to reclaim the word “hag” in her new show, ‘Hag’.

Sophie Duker has become a familiar, and very welcome, presence on our TV screens appearing on a whole bunch of shows such as ‘Frankie Boyle’s New World Order’ (where she’s often the best thing on it), ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Taskmaster’ (she was the series 13 winner). She’s a singular talent and her stand-up sets are always a laugh riot. Her ‘Venus’ show debuted at the Fringe in 2019 (which saw her nominated for Best Newcomer) and her latest, ‘Hag’, sees her tackling a whole range of topics including magic, sex, race and queerness. Whether she’s talking about living with her “bad bitch” Grandmother, or going on a “lesbian cruise” with 700 women, she always comes at subjects from a fresh angle and is never less than hilarious. JL

Sophie Duker: Saturday 18 February, Gala Durham, 8pm, £15, galadurham.co.uk; Saturday 1 April, Stand, Newcastle, 5pm, £15, thestand.co.uk