Claudia Summers is an actress and comedy performer best known as half of sketch duo Stokes & Summers. Their comedy partnership began at the University of Bristol where they studied BA Drama: Theatre, Film and Television, swiftly followed by their debut show A Really Really Big Modern Telly (and Other Really Really Big Modern Stories), which toured in 2016 and 2018 to rave reviews. Last year they made their first podcast pilot, The Stokes and Summers Sketch Show, and several of their sketches were featured on BBC Radio Bristol. In 2022 they took their debut show 'Stokes & Summers: Careering' to Edinburgh Fringe.
Their series of film parodies in 60 seconds has been hugely popular on TikTok where they've amassed over 4 million views, and have recently collaborated with Richard Curtis on a sketch for Comic Relief.
★★★★ Entertainment Now
“Painfully relatable… blends awkward humour shared between co-workers and outlandish silliness”
Shortlisted for the Evening Standard TikTok Breakout Star Award 2021
Shortlisted for the Funny Women Content Creator Award 2021
‘Stokes & Summers are two highly talented actor-comedians that have potential to take the world of comedy and theatre by storm! . . . Move over French and Saunders!’ FringeReview
‘Stokes and summers are definitely ones to watch. I can’t wait to see where they go next!’ Funny Women
'The jokes keep coming and are punctuated with much enthusiasm and imagination. The two performers are highly collaborative.' LondonTheatre1
‘Infectiously amusing.’ IYAF Press