â€œThe Swedish Amy Schumerâ€
- Comedy Central
“sheâ€™s not someone who panders to a room to get them to love her â€“ as proved beyond doubt with a brutal but funny description of her sexual appetite or her period, that carries an inherent â€˜sod youâ€™ to any man whoâ€™s not comfortable with such talk“
- Steve Bennett, Chortle
Evelyn Mok is the best thing to come out of Sweden sinceâ€¦ IKEA? AÂ stand up comedian and actress born in Sweden to immigrant Chinese parents, with a father from Hong Kong and a chinese mother born and raised in Mumbai India, Mok challenges the pre-disposed norms of women in the spotlight with unapologetic style and sharp witted hilarity. Deemed “The Swedish Amy Schumer” by Comedy Central, sheÂ tackles her observations on casual racism, the perils of modern femininity and needs must sex with her inimitable joke delivery.
Landing on British soil, Mok was quickly selected for the prestigiousÂ Pleasance Theatre Comedy ReserveÂ and Just the Tonicâ€™sÂ Big Value Showcase.Â She then garneredÂ finalist positions in theÂ Chortle Student Comedy Awards,Â Up the Creek New ActÂ andÂ Leicester Square New Comedian AwardsÂ and nowÂ performsÂ stand up comedy all over the UK and Europe.Â Mok hasÂ already been named â€˜One to Watchâ€™Â byÂ Time Out Magazine and appeared onÂ BBC’sÂ Edinburgh Fringe showcase â€˜BBC Presentsâ€™,Â additionallyÂ she hasÂ performed alongside Sam Simmonsâ€™ in his Comedy BlapÂ â€˜Wallstud: Spincycleâ€™Â forÂ Channel 4Â andÂ guest stars alongside Tim Renkow this summer, in his Comedy FeedÂ â€˜A Brief History of Timâ€™Â forÂ BBC3.Â
Mok continues to simultaneously run her comedy career in Sweden with numerous appearances on radio and television in the local versions of â€˜Fonejackerâ€˜ (Telefonpiraterna), â€˜Have I got News for Youâ€™Â (HÃ¥rdvinklat) and is set to feature in the new round table format, alongsideÂ Russell HowardÂ inÂ Al Pitcherâ€™s stand-upÂ Â special later this year. She also created â€˜Evelynâ€™s videobloggâ€˜ her own 10-part webb-series based on one of her comedy characters, which she wrote and starred in for theÂ Swedish National Broadcasting NetworkÂ (SVT). A staple on the live circuit she has performed at the biggest festivals in the country and supported British comedianÂ Paul FootÂ on his nationwide tour and Josie Long on her tour of Denmark.
This hilarious and talented comic is boldly breaking rules and sharing the frank reals of modern girl life with very funnyÂ consequences. Get her in your life, and go see her live.
“On her way to becoming a top player in the comedy hemisphere” – Swedish Stand Up Gala
“Mok was a joy to watch” – intermissionbristol.co.uk
“compellingly funny” – thelatest.co.uk
â€œCharmed the crowd from the offâ€¦ and kept the audience in stiches throughout her setâ€œ
- The Velvet Onion