Chatting With Stand-Up Comedian and Juno-Winner Sophie Buddle

Sophie Buddle is a charming Canadian comedian and podcaster. Her content is original and her delivery is simple yet effective. Her comedy album, “A Lil Bit of Buddle”, won Comedy Album of the Year at the Juno Awards in 2020. If you catch one of her shows, or listen to her podcast “Obsessed with Sophie Buddle”, you’ll understand what the hype is about.

Sophie Buddle

How would you describe your comedy style?

Like all Vancouver comedians I am very low-key. I always brag to comics from other places about how incredible the writing is from Vancouver comics but there is definitely very little movement on stage. You can watch a show in town with some of the best jokes you’ve ever heard but without the performers moving an inch. I fit in the non-movement category. Sometimes I feel like I’m acting so crazy on stage and then I watch it back and I basically just hopped a little one time.

Who are some of your influences?

In Canada, my favourite comics who I am heavily influenced by are Erica Sigurdson, Graham Clark, Dino Archie, and Ivan Decker.

Americans I love are Nikki Glaser, Nate Bargatze and Shane Gillis.

There are too many to fully list here, I feel really lucky to be a comedian at this point in time the scene is very potent.

Who was your favourite comedian growing up?

I always loved Patrice Oneal and Ellen Degeneres. May they both Rest In Peace.

Who is your favourite comedian now?

My boyfriend Mayce Galoni (sorry to be lame).

What is your pre-show ritual?

Abusing caffeine.

What is your favourite place you have performed? Why?

Vancouver – it made me the artist I am today. The audiences in Vancouver are very smart and comedy-literate. They seem to have a great sense and knowledge of the art form compared to other cities so you really get to find out what jokes of yours are genuinely good and genuinely bad.

What is your favourite bit you have written and why were you proud of it?

I have a chunk of SA/rapey stuff in my crave special that I feel proud of. It’s something I really want to shed light on and the only way for me to do that is to write jokes about it.

What is your favourite medium for listening or finding new comics/comedians?

Live shows! No greater feeling than when you discover a comic live.

Tell us a joke about your city.

I live in LA now and my only joke about it is:

In LA there are a lot of people saying “do you know who my father is?” And honestly, I say it too but just because my dad hasn’t really opened up to me like that yet.

Do you have anything to promote right now?

My crave special just came out. You can also see my upcoming Rick Mercer gala on CBC this fall and I am on Roast Battles Canada. I also have a podcast called Obsessed with Sophie Buddle where guests come on and discuss their obsessions.

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Twitter

PAY IT FORWARD: Who is another local comic/comedian we should know about?

Mbeth Shoenfeld