BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017
Time Out Comedy’s One to Watch
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Nominated for ‘Female Comedian of the Year‘ and ‘Show of the Year‘ at the 2017 Swedish Stand-Up Gala, Evelyn Mok is the best thing to come out of Sweden since… IKEA? A stand-up comedian and actor born in Sweden to a father from Hong Kong and a Chinese mother born and raised in India, Mok challenges pre-disposed stereotypes with an unapologetic style and sharp witted hilarity.
Shortly after moving to London, she was quickly selected for the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve and Just the Tonic’s Big Value Showcase also garnering finalist positions in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards and Leicester Square Theatre’s New Comedian of the Year Award. A seasoned live-act, she performs stand-up comedy across the UK and Europe, most recently supporting Josie Long and Paul Foot on their European tours.
On television you can catch up with Evelyn on the likes of Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central for Comedy Central alongside the best UK comics and she was recently a guest on Nick Helm’s Eat Your Heart Out for Channel Dave. A talented actor, Evelyn has starred opposite Rhys Darby in the C4 Comedy Blap ‘Furious Andrew‘, Andi Osho’s Twin Thing comedy short for Sky Arts, and BBC3 Comedy’s Big Field, where she played various characters in the luxurious setting of a cold, wet British field to very funny consequences! She has also guest starred in Sam Simmons’ Comedy Blap, Wallstud: Spincycle for Channel 4, Tim Renkow‘s Comedy Feed, A Brief History of Tim for BBC3.
Fresh off her Soho Theatre run, her “powerful debut” (Chortle) ‘Hymen Manoeuvre’ was “a refreshing hour of finely crafted stand-up” (★★★★ The Skinny) garnering her favourable mentions by Sarah Millican and Graham Norton, and winning her ‘Best Comedy Newcomer’ at The Pleasance’s Indies Awards.
In her native Sweden, Mok has appeared on the local versions of ‘Would I lie to you‘ (Tror du jag ljuger), ‘Fonejacker‘ (Telefonpiraterna), ‘Have I got News for You’ (Hårdvinklat) and ‘Evelyn’s videoblogg‘ her own 10-part webb-series based on one of her comedy characters, which she wrote and starred in for the Swedish National Broadcasting Network (SVT).
Currently, Evelyn is developing her own sitcom with Emmy Award winning production company ME&YOU and has already performed a live-version of the script for an enthralled audience at The Soho Theatre in London. Certainly living up to Time Out Magazine’s statement ‘One to Watch’, this very talented comic is questioning the norms of convention and boldly breaking the mould of what it means to be a woman of colour in comedy.
“Really funny, really rude, but also refreshingly honest and smart”
“honest and revealing comedy… both poignant and funny”
– ★★★★ ShortCom
“Uncensored, unapologetic and… wildly refreshing”
– ★★★★ BroadwayBaby
“seamlessly weaves personal anecdotes with complex cultural and political themes”
– ★★★★ The Skinny
– ★★★★ The Student Newspaper
“proves herself to have an ambition, originality and wit that augurs well”
– The Times
“she’s not someone who panders to a room to get them to love her, as proved beyond doubt with a brutal but funny description of her sexual appetite or her period, that carries an inherent ‘sod you’ to any man who’s not comfortable with such talk“
– Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Mok was a joy to watch”