• bio

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

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    She's a comedian.

    Lauren Bok is an award-winning comedian with big energy and big face. She does stand up, burlesque, mimes and silly voices, often in that order.


    Nominated for the Golden Gibbo at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2019, she has been described as 'jaw-achingly brilliant' by The Music and 'a joy to watch' by the Herald Sun.


    You can see her stomping on stages in Melbourne mostly and occasionally other places. It could be hosting out the front of the Melbourne Museum for The Very Big Laugh Out Loud, or on the Burlesque Showboat, listening to her D&D podcast Dice Paper Role, running around in a puppet, or doing audience warm up for TV, or running workshops, or just being that funny person in line at a supermarket. She truly is everywhere.


    She's been called a champion of the independent spirit of comedy, and is a fierce advocate of fresh new ideas and intersectional spaces.


    Winner of the "Prize Hog" unofficial MICF award for most gigs done at MICF 2023 (38 shows). Yeah damn right that's going in the bio.


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



    Acting and Onscreen agent

    Contact heidi@morebanter.com.au


  • Upcoming gigs:

    Comedy Burlesque Workshop!

    Find your funny on stage! Burlesque includes elements of parody, pantomime, and vaudevillian vibes, so come and learn new skills to explore your silly side. Blend tease and comedic timing to get your audiences laughing as well as panting!


    Skills Covered:


    Breaking down your onstage fears to become sillier and more confident
    Clowning exercises to find funny moments
    Basic joke structures useful for burlesque acts
    Frameworks for creating comedic burlesque acts









  • reviews

    Instantly relatable, charismatic and doubled-over-gasping-for-air funny,  Bok held the audience in the palm of her hand. 


    The Tiser, Adelaide


    Beat Magazine


    The Music


    Funny Tonne

    ★★★★★ Theatrepeople


    Golden Gibbo 2019 MICF Nominee


    Best Emerging Comedy - WINNER

    Adelaide Fringe 2016

    "Her innate nuttiness and gift for physical comedy need to be seen live and up close."

    Herald Sun

  • STUFF I do

    For upcoming and current shows, Check out my LINKTREE

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    Just, in general. Generally.

    She can do stand up, presenting, corporate gigs, charity fundraisers, hen's parties, any kind of hosting, MCing, Trivia, audience warm-up, basically any kind of getting-up-in-front-of-people-both-in-person-and-virtual-sense things.


    She also is adept at family-friendly comedy, able to do clean sets and super-dooper kid-friendly material both as a host and an act. She has performed at The Very Big Laugh Out Loud, Comedy Club for Kids, and Dinos Got Talent.


    She appears regularly at countless stand up and variety nights across her home city of Melbourne.


    Check her stories on her Instagram to find out where she's popping up next!

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    Hosting, performing, teaching

    Lauren Bok performs burlesque as her alter-ego, Ivana Showoff, as well as hosting as herself, or Ivana, or maybe a bit of both!


    She has hosted and/or performed at Burlesque Idol, The Apprentease, Mx Burlesque State Final Victoria, The Australian Burlesque Festival, The Lost Cabaret, and Cabaret Impedimedia.


    She is one of the resident hosts of the Burlesque Showboat


    She teaches comedy burlesque at Maison Burlesque in Richmond, Melbourne. Check out Maison Burlesque for all the details!


    Ivana Showoff's Instagram

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    Dice Paper Role.

    Dice Paper Role is a Dungeons and Dragons comedy adventure podcast. With Lauren Bok, Greg Pickering, Emil Freund, Jack Crosby, Ben Clements, and Danny Last.


    Over 100 episodes of pure dnd chaos!


    Dice Paper Role Website

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    hi, welcome to misc. Other things I've done/can do:


    Trivia hosting, corporate MCing and hosting, fundraiser hosting, auctioneering, comedy for coporate events, comedy for schools


    comedy burlesque, classic burlesque, physical comedy, comedy writing, characterisation, drama skills, performance skills...the list goes on! I have a really flexible skills set, anything is possible! get in touch!


    Stage management, production assistant, ASM, Volunteer coordinating, producing, grant writing, bump in/out, driving, crowd control and FoH

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    Past Shows.

    Solo Shows:

    2021 It's A Long Way To The Bok (If You Wanna Sausage Roll)

    2019 Rock Out With Your Bok Out **Nominated for The Golden Gibbo - MICF**

    2018 - The World's Worst Babysitter (Children's Comedy)

    2017 Between a Bok and a Hard Place

    2015 - Is That A Burrito In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Happy You Have A Burrito **Winner - Best Emerging Comedy Weekly Award Adelaide Fringe 2016**

    Group Shows:

    2023 - An Evening With The Wymarra-Boks (a Split Bill show with Jay Wymarra)

    2012 - 2015 Radio Variety Hour (1940s live radio plays) **Nominated Best Emerging Comedy Adelaide Fringe 2012**

    2014 Wander Women (Sketch)

    2014 Sullivan and Bok (Split bill stand up with Claire Sullivan)

    2013 Tragedy + Time (Sketch)

    2013 2 States of Lauren Bok and Bridget Fahey (Split bill stand up)


  • - TIp me! -

    If you saw me at a show somewhere and want to support me, your humble performer that only makes money from performing, then you can do so here:


    (usually a cheeky $5 or $10, but if you've made it all the way here how bout a $20?)


  • join the mailing list of Joy

    I write fun emails and occasionally give you a cheap ticket link 

  • get in touch

    I dunno, got something else you wanna say, or you wanna book me, etc?

  • I live and work on the stolen and unceded lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurring People of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to Traditional Elders past and present.

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    not any more

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    getting there