Rising star Sophie Willan’s refreshing comic style has already taken her to several competition finals including the Amused Moose Laugh Off and Magners New Act of the Year, where she was crowned the winner. Both brutally honest and gloriously unpredictable, Sophie’s stand up takes inspiration from her unusual life experiences, which makes for a razor sharp and totally authentic comic voice. A force to be reckoned with, she exudes confidence and northern charm.
Hotly in demand, Sophie recently signed a first look deal with BBC Comedy to create, write and star in her own scripted project and has been named a Developed With Artist in Residence at The Lowry Theatre, Salford. She is also set to make a number of upcoming TV and Radio appearances including the comedy series ‘The Funny Thing About…’ for Channel 5.
She is also currently developing her highly anticipated debut stand up show for the Edinburgh Fringe 2016.
Bolton born Sophie grew up in and out of the Care System. At 23, the State unexpectedly handed over all of her personal records. In her deeply personal show, this very special rising star explores who she is today through the eyes of the numerous experts that assessed her growing up. Expect brutal honesty and glorious unpredictability from this bright, bold and utterly brilliant new star.