BBC New Talent Hotlist
Time Out Comedy’s One to Watch
The Guardian’s Top Ten Jokes of the Fringe
Best Comedy Newcomer Pleasance Indie Awards
Female Comedian of the Year Nominee, Swedish Stand-Up Gala
Best Show Nominee, Swedish Stand-Up Gala
Dubbed “The Swedish Amy Schumer” by Comedy Central Nordics, Evelyn Mok is the best thing to come out of Sweden since… IKEA? Born and raised in Sweden, to a Hong Kong-nese father and a Chinese-Indian mother, Evelyn is a spectacular cultural blend, add in being plus sized and an American accent whilst living in London, her cup definitely overfloweth with identity; cue a career in comedy.
On moving to London, she was quickly selected for the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, named One to Watch by Time Out Comedy and placed on the BBC New Talent Hot List, also claiming finalist positions in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards and Leicester Square Theatre’s New Comedian of the Year Award. She went on to open for Paul Foot and Josie Long on their European tours and made her mark at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with her “powerful debut” (Chortle) HYMEN MANOUVRE “a refreshing hour of finely crafted stand-up” (★★★★ The Skinny) winning her ‘Best Comedy Newcomer’ at The Pleasance’s Indies Awards and garnering favourable mentions by Sarah Millican and Graham Norton with, the latter deeming her “Really funny, really rude, but also refreshingly honest and smart”,
Evelyn has performed comedy sets on Stand Up Central for Comedy Central and Stand-Up at BBC Wales alongside the best UK comics. A skilled actor, Evelyn has starred opposite Julia Davis in ‘Sally4Ever’, Rhys Darby in the C4 Comedy Blap ‘Furious Andrew‘ and makes an appearance in Romesh Ranganathan’s ‘The Reluctant Landlord’, and is set to star as the lead in the upcoming comedy series ‘Kurs i Självutplåning’ (Course in self-annihilation) in Sweden with Cannes-acclaimed production company French Quarter Film (And Then We Danced). She has also just finished filming a feature entitled ‘The Toll’ with Michael Smiley and Iwan Rheon, and had a small exchange with Spiderman himself, Tom Holland, in the upcoming Marvel film ‘Spiderman: Far from Home’.
In her native Sweden, Mok has appeared on the local versions of ‘Would I Lie to You‘ (Tror du jag ljuger), ‘Have I got News for You’ (Hårdvinklat), ‘Fonejacker / Crank Yankers‘ (Telefonpiraterna) 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).
Evelyn is currently developing her own sitcom with Emmy Award winning production company ME&YOU and has already performed a live-version of the self penned pilot alongside Nick Helm and Jamali Maddix to an enthralled audience at The Soho Theatre in London. She is also working on an original project with Sam Bain (Succession) and Jesse Armstrong’s (Peep Show) production company Various Artists.
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”