Backtrack a bit...So who exactly is this Lauren Bok lady?
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 the Burlesque Showboat, listening to her D&D podcast Dice Paper Role, or doing audience warm up for TV, 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
STUFF I do
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!
Hosting and Performing
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 Burlesque Showboat, The Lost Cabaret, and Cabaret Impedimedia.
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**
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)
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