Exiled in New Zealand, Molly Sokhom and Neil Thornton, present their no-fries-left-behind comedy. Exploring the intersection of food and fury, they’ll show you how to eat your angst, with a chaotic concoction of stand-up and gluttony.
Molly Sokhom started making audiences laugh in the Bay Area of Northern California in 2008. She started producing and performing her own shows, from a local coffee shop in her hometown of Union City, to a nightclub in Dublin, and to producing Live Oak Laughs, at a community theatre in Berkeley. She has performed at The Punch Line in San Francisco as well as other renown comedy clubs, such as San Jose Improv, Cobb’s Comedy Club, and Rooster T Feathers.
Molly moved to Wellington, New Zealand in 2014 and has made a name for herself in the comedy scene as an emerging comedian and MC. She continues to command the stage, affably and sassily navigating through life’s awkward moments. She currently awaits to conquer and enact more high jinks and tomfoolery on stage all over New Zealand.
Sokhom is just so much fun to watch, she has a particular luminescent quality that bubbles out of her that you can’t help but be struck by. – Art Murmurs
Sokhom has a great stage personality: warm, down-to-earth, energetic, good-natured, always ready to laugh at herself, and with tons of heart. – Theatreview
Soon after taking a comedy class in NYC in 2009, Neil became a regular in New York City comedy clubs and toured throughout the Northeast, with shows in Washington D.C., Provincetown, Fire Island, Philadelphia, and the Poconos. He produced and performed in Funny/Furry/Fierce, which sold out three years in a row at NY's Urban Bear Weekend, and co-organized and performed in MAULED: The Bears of Comedy at Provincetown Bear Week.
Since arriving in New Zealand (for a six-month adventure that turned into permanent residency) he’s made a huge impact, becoming a regular in New Zealand comedy clubs, touring to big cities and tiny hamlets, and appearing in the TV3 comedy special After Hours. His NZ Fringe Festival show Ursus Americanus was nominated for Best Stand-Up, and his NZ International Comedy Festival show Bearly Kiwi was nominated for Best Newcomer. In the last few years, he’s headlined sold-out gigs for New Zealand Bear Week, Christchurch Bear Week, Gay Ski Week, and the Wellington Pride Festival.
Thornton is just a master of the craft of comedy. – Theatreview
A bold performer with intelligent material. Constantly amusing and thought-provoking. – Ruminator
I laughed until I cried and nearly got thrown out for snorting into my beer. – The Residents