Sofie Hagen

Stand-up comedian, author, podcaster and fat activist

Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked-about comics of the moment. A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015. Her 2016 follow-up, Shimmer Shatter, was a second total sell-out, which followed again with another sellout show in 2017; Dead Baby Frog. She’s recently been seen on The Nightly Show and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. She’s spoken to millions as host of her successful Made of Human podcast, and appeared on The One Show, The Now Show and Live From The BBC. She recently filmed her own series for Comedy Central online looking at the sex lives of fellow comedians.

She’s just finished her biggest national tour to date, with a new show packed with brilliant, offbeat observation, passionate argument, and jokes. Currently, she is focusing on her forthcoming book ‘Happy Fat’ and a brand new show for 2019. She is also co-host of the podcast Secret Dinosaur Cult and loves watching musical theatre and Danish crime tv-shows.

If you could change one thing about the world through your work, what would it be?

If we want to be seen as humans, if we want our needs to be met and if we want basic human rights, we need to fight and vote against a system that cares more about money than people.

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Brené Brown
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