Bec is a New Zealand based comedian who is a regular support/opening act for Urzila Carlson and many of NZ's top comedians. She's part of the Alternative Commentary Collective team, had a stint on The Project as Whip Around reporter and writes for NZ comedy show 7 Days.
Urzila describes her as 'One of the funniest comics in New Zealand.'
A natural performer, this Ashburton native stormed onto the New Zealand comedy scene in 2017, using her own brutally honest and hilarious story-telling. Drawing on her colourful palette of life experiences, she paints a picture of life as it truly is: up and down, absurd, and bloody funny.
Bec recently returned from a quick sprint trip to San Francisco to dip her comedy toes in the San Fran scene (where she performed 9 gigs in 4 days) and plans to return later in 2022 to take part in the local Comedy Festival there (Covid restrictions pending). She has a new one hour comedy show called 'Something Old Something New' which will be performed at various venues around NZ from mid August 2022.
In 2021 Bec debuted a new show 'Happy Cabbage' to sold out audiences at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in Auckland.
A New Zealand tour of the show began in October 2021 but was postponed due to Covid restrictions.
Covid has been a bit of a handbrake the past two years. In 2020 Bec was set to debut two one hour shows. 'Role Model' at the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and 'Y2K' at the 2020 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, but due to Covid 19, these festivals were cancelled.
In the past few years Bec has been nominated for a variety of NZ Comedy Guild Awards;
- Breakthrough Comedian of the Year (2020 & 2019)
- Best Producer (2020)
- Outstanding Contribution to Comedy Industry (2019 & 2018).
During level 4 lockdown Bec filmed daily episodes of Bec Time Stories (stories from her five and six year old self) with help from Milo the rescue cat.
Bec set up her own comedy company Pop Up Comedy in 2017, and produces open mic and pro comedy nights around New Zealand.
Since graduating from University of Canterbury in 2006, where Bec studied English and Theatre and Film Studies, she has written, directed, produced and acted in a variety of comedy shows, short films, webisodes and plays.
In 2016 Bec was cast as the lead female in the NZ feature film Cade, alongside NZ comedians Brendhan Lovegrove and Jeremy Elwood.
Bec performs stand-up comedy regularly at various venues around New Zealand and Australia.
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