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Confessions of an ugly duckling

It's not always funny business for Thailand's most successful female comedian, but Tukky Ching-roy is making the most of her attributes

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  • Writer: Duangkamol Panya
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For seven years, Tukky Ching-roy has been generating smiles and laughter with her off-the-wall humour and down-to-earth looks across all media as the country’s best-known female comedian. For much of that time, she has also generated criticism for being “the snobby one”. “Tukky is so arrogant in real life.” “Tukky has forgotten where she came from.” “Tukky is not willing to take photos with fans.” These are some of the comments that have stung, and stuck with her over the years. 

It explains in part why Tukky, real name Sudarat Butrprom, comes across as so serious while sitting in the make-up chair fairly early in the morning.

“I’m not tired of work, but people do tire me sometimes,” she said before reeling off the list of harsh criticisms that spring to her mind. “But as a comedian, I must be able to handle every criticism and not let them bring me down.”

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