From dealing with video testimonies of love from superfans to the vilest of far-right vitriol that can be spat in 280 characters and all whilst dealing with the life of a comedian, body positivity and a new dog... life ain't too easy for quick-witted and hilarious Sofie Hagen. From comedy to writing to TikTok, she's certainly been keeping busy and in her new show, Fat Jokes, really shines through as a highlight of this year's festival.
Clever, high-energy and overall, really fun.
Sofie is a master of the awkward situation. Taking any relatable, cringeworthy occasion of life that may affect any normal, queer person who questions their life choices and making it into quality and hysterical material which really resonates with the crowd. And that material certainly hit well. From pronouns and relationships to international disputes which might shock some Brits, there was a constant buzz of laughter from the crowd. Not everything hit but even then, that was funny in itself and worked in the end. Another stand-out was her physical humour. The show is critical of how the common comedians does fat jokes and Sofie really plays on this, spinning that physical humour to her own advantage and the audiences enjoyment. From how other comedians impersonate fat people to her own insightful, accurate and golden impressions of these types of comedians and others.
If you've never seen Sofie Hagen before, you will really enjoy this. If you're a fan of Sofie Hagen, you will love this! To note any fault, time went by too fast, especially for a one hour timeslot. You will be left with an appetite for more. Previously winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer in 2015, Sofie Hagen has truly solidified herself as a must-see each year at the Edinburgh Fringe. Fat Jokes is clever, high-energy and overall, really fun.