Sofie Hagen is a London-based Danish comedian. She has toured with comedy shows and hosted a number of podcasts.
Sofie Hagen was born in Denmark on 10 November 1988.
Hagen moved to London in September 2012 to perform regular comedy. In 2013, Time Out identified Hagen as "One to Watch". Hagen won the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year the same year; the first woman to win the award.
In August 2015, Hagen took her debut hour show, Bubblewrap, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show was favorably received, with 5-star reviews from ThreeWeeks, The Skinny, and the Daily Mirror. Bubblewrap also received 4 star reviews from Chortle, Time Out, Beyond the Joke, The Herald, The Sunday Times and Fest Magazine. The show won the Fosters sponsored Edinburgh Comedy Awards for Best Newcomer. In November, Virago Press published her essay in the collection I Call Myself a Feminist.
In July 2016, Hagen appeared in the Channel 4 miniseries Outsiders. She took her second solo show, Shimmer Shatter to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. She attempted to make her next tour welcoming for fans with anxiety issues by allowing them to contact her before shows to let her know their needs. She also asked the majority of venues on the tour to provide gender-neutral toilets for fans who do not identify as male or female.
Hagen espouses the fat acceptance movement. In January 2018, she wrote an article in The Guardian calling for people to stop dieting, labeling it as "boring", "triggering", and "neither feminist – nor healthy". In February 2018, Hagen gained attention for calling for Cancer Research UK to pull their campaign that highlights obesity as the second most common cause of cancer. She decried the campaign as "fat shaming" and said that there was proof that dieting is more dangerous than obesity. Cancer Research UK reiterated scientific evidence behind their campaign.
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