BBC New Talent Hotlist
“The Swedish Amy Schumer“
- Comedy Central
“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
Evelyn Mok is the best thing to come out of Sweden since… IKEA? A stand-up comedian and actress 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.
She is set to star in ‘Chris Ramsay’s Stand Up Central’ for Comedy Central, alongside the best UK comics, recorded at the legendary Electric Ballroom in London and was also a guest on Eat Your Heart out with Nick Helm on Dave as well as starring in Andi Osho’s Twin Thing a comedy short for Sky Arts. Mok was also recently seen in the second series of 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 performed alongside Sam Simmons in his Comedy Blap ‘Wallstud: Spincycle’ for Channel 4 and guest starred in Tim Renkow‘s Comedy Feed ‘A Brief History of Tim’ for BBC3.
2017 also saw her debut her first full hour stand-up show, ‘Hymen Manoeuvre‘ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show was well-recieved garnering favourable reviews from publications, audiences and fellow comedians including Graham Norton and Sarah Millican, as well as recieving the Best Newcomer award at the inaugural Indie Awards presented by The Pleasance Theatre Trust.
In her native Sweden, Mok was awarded the ‘One to Watch’ award at the Swedish Stand-up Gala and 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).
She is currently 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.
“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
“Charmed the crowd from the off and kept the audience in stiches throughout her set”
- The Velvet Onion