• Lauren Bok

    Comedian, Producer, Big Dragon Energy

    Hi everyone! I'm Lauren Bok, jill of all trades, mistress of none (unless you count my various affairs with married men, which I do, which is also none).

    I used to perform on stages but now I do it mostly over zoom.

    Let's make 2020 the year we normalize a full face of make up and ugg boots.

    Take a look at all my stuff and get in touch if you think I'd be good!

     

  • bio

    Backtrack a bit...So who exactly is this Lauren Bok lady?

    She's a comedian.

    Lauren Bok is an award-winning comedian from Melbourne with over 8 years experience in performance, radio and TV. She does mimes, burlesque, stand up and silly voices.

     

    Along the way she's enjoyed multiple sold-out shows, rave reviews, best-newcomer lists (Pedestrian.tv and Broadsheet) was nominated for the Golden Gibbo at MICF 2019 and won Best Emerging Artist at Adelaide Fringe 2016, as well as writing for SBS Comedy and The Age.

     

    "How does one even begin to explain how wonderfully funny Lauren Bok is" - Aussietheatre.com.au

     

    Lauren's 2020 show "It's A Long Way To The Bok If You Wanna Sausage Roll" is on indefinite hiatus until ya know...yeah.

     

  • STUFF I do

    Burlesque

    Laura Boxx

    Lauren's Burlesque Alter-Ego Laura Boxx is a tight lid that needs a strong pair of hands to open her. Behold the treasure within! A perky set of jumblies, legs for weeks, and a grin wider than her me-down-theres. Gaze in awe as you wonder if a) she's had any work done, b) is that a scar or a pimple, and c) is she supposed to be sexy, or funny?

    The answers are a) no, but definitely soon, b) it's from a tragic boating accident and c) a big fat YES to both!

     

    Laura Boxx is a freshman burlesque performer appearing at Burlesque Idol, Moulin Beige, Melbourne Fringe Club, and her own alternative burlesque night with Neptune Henriksen, Linda's Motley Revue.

     

    Laura Boxx Youtube Playlist

    Podcasts

    Elementary Springfield

    Each week comedians and friends Lauren Bok and Claire Sullivan watch an episode of the Simpsons, which Claire has never seen. We're doing Seasons 3-8 to give her a proper, cromulent education.

     

    Listen: Apple Podcasts, RSS, Spotify, just like, online generally

    Follow: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

    Dice Paper Role

    Dice Paper Role is a Dungeons and Dragons comedy adventure. Created in 2017 by five Australian mates playing fifth edition, DPR is an actual play podcast with original stories, beautiful artwork, bespoke music, and evocative sound effects. With over 100 episodes, you can start from the beginning, jump into one of our one shot games (recorded live at Australia’s biggest comedy festivals), or hear our unique take on Wizards of the Coast’s ‘Curse of Strahd’ adventure. There will be trolls and lols aplenty in this improvised fantasy world.

     

    With Greg Pickering, Emil Freund, Jack Crosby, Ben Clements, and Daniel Last

     

    Dice Paper Role Website

    Hectic Justice

    Created by Bek Chapman, Hectic Justice is a 1940’s style radio show with absurd stereotypes, dubious accents and much overacting! Hectic Justice follows Hester Monroe, single female lawyer and a cast of sexy tropes as they conquer exposition, inappropriately aroused narrators and unbuttoned corrupt judges. How will they maintain their perky jugglets and leggy dignity in the next episode of HECTIC JUSTICE?!

     

    Lauren plays various voices, including the hard detective Zoe Legless and the mobster mole Nippy Tits McNordstrom.

     

    Listen: Facebook, Podbean, iTunes

     

    Comedy Workshops

    Gaggle Comedy

    Gaggle Comedy is a workshop for women and non-binary people to find their comedic voice.

    Lauren delivers a 2 hour stand up workshop covering the basics of your first 5 minutes of stand up.

    Gaggle has been presented at Laneway Learning, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Newcastle Just For Laughs Festival and Adelaide Fringe.

     

    Gaggle facebook page is here, or contact Lauren directly for more info!

     

  • Shop

    COVID Friendly Comedy!

    Bungalow Boogies!
    Bungalow Boogies!
    30.00
    Got a kid with an overactive imagination? Bring their ideas to LIFE with Bungalow Boogies, fun videos made in my bungalow...ahem, dance studio.
    On checkout in 'notes' give me A SONG and A PROMPT. What is a prompt? Inspire me! Give me a colour, dance move, household object, favourite toy, anything!

    Please allow 3-5 days for creation of your video.
    direct link will be sent to you via email after purchase.
    Quantity
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    Bungalow Burlesque!
    Bungalow Burlesque!
    30.00
    I will create for you, or someone else as a gift (Or prank!) your very own personalised burlesque act, recorded and performed for you in my bungalow...ahem, dance studio.
    On checkout in 'notes' give me A SONG and A PROMPT. What is a prompt? Inspire me! Give me a genre, dance move, household object, emotion, story, character...just something you wanna see!
    Also tell me if you want to see a PASTIE REVEAL (i.e down to the nipple tassels) OR NOT.
    Either is fine!

    Please allow 3-5 days for creation of your routine.
    direct link will be sent to you via email after purchase.
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    Rock Out With Your Bok Out - MICF 2019
    Rock Out With Your Bok Out - MICF 2019
    10.00
    My full length show from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019. Nominated for the Golden Gibbo (Best Independent Show)
    (Run time: 57min)
    Shot at Crowded In The Vaults by Dominic Mulligan: http://dominicmulligan.com

    direct link and password will be sent to you via email after purchase.
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  • Past Shows

    Rock Out With Your Bok Out

    Tune in, turn on and Bok out with jaw-dropping stories and silly mimes from the ‘snort-level funny’ (Broadsheet) mouth of the award-winning Lauren Bok.

    Nominated for the Golden Gibbo award, MICF 2019.

    "Jaw-achingly brilliant" ★★★★½ - The Music

     

     

     

     

    Between a Bok and a Hard Place

    Stepping between the cracks of comedy to show the 4 things needed to make a show: Title, blurb, image, and to a lesser extent, talent.. Listed in the Guardian as one of the

    four shows that will make you feel better about the world.

    "Bok’s friendly, upbeat style will make you feel instantly at ease and the show’s underlying principles of self-acceptance and self-confidence speak to a defiant positivity"

    ★★★★ - Fourth Wall Media

    Is That A Burrito In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Happy You Have A Burrito

    We're born, we're shovelled into a channel of carbohydrate, the weight of life's commitments are thrown on top of us. The Tomato Salsa of Dreams. The Guacamole of Expectations. The Sour Cream of Hope.

     

    “Relatable, hysterical, sassy, uncompromising” - Bare Truth Magazine

    “Earning the attention she deserves”

    - The Plus Ones

    “Snort level funny” - Broadsheet

    “Sold out with the audience in stitches”

    ★★★★★ - Funny Tonne

    The World's Worst Babysitter

    Children's Comedy

    Have fear, the World's Worst Babysitter is here! And she’s ready to eat all the icecream, make too much noise and never go to bed! .

     

    "Don't miss out on The World's Worst Babysitter - She may turn traditional rules upside down but when it comes to entertaining children they need upturning. You and your child will leave firmly convinced she is the best."

    - Weekendnotes

     

     

    Radio Variety Hour

    with Sam Marzden and Bert Goldsmith

    Radio Variety Hour is an hour-long comedy theatre show unlike anything you've seen (or heard) since about 1950... part loving parody and part improvised chaos. With the trio playing all characters, performing sound effects live on stage with a variety of household objects, singing old-time ads and often laughing more than the crowd, Radio Variety Hour is a comedy with something for everyone.

     

    "The three comedians effortlessly create three distinct worlds over the course of the hour. Using a stunning array of live foley, unbelievable vocal skills and off-the-wall imagination it is a production quite unlike any other."

    -artsreview.com.au

     

     

     

    Wander Women

    with Chelsea Hughes and Megan McKay

    It’s the Wander Women! Tales of adventure from across the globe and beyond!

     

    A travel-based sketch show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2015

     

    "Wander Women is a refreshingly down to earth and self-deprecating show that highlights three very talented women ★★★★" - Beat Magazine

     

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