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60 Second stand up: Bec Hill

BY Anna Walker

1st Jan 2015 Humour

60 Second stand up: Bec Hill

We had a chat with the Australian queen of puns, Bec Hill, for the latest instalment of 60-second stand-up. 

What your favourite of your own jokes?

I used to think an ocean of orange soda actually existed, but it was just a Fanta sea.


Any funny tales about a time your bombed on stage?

The audience sat in silence at one of my first bookings. It felt like that scene in Back to the Future where Marty McFly goes into the guitar solo and everyone is staring at him, so I finished my set by saying, “I guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet... but your kids are gonna love it."

What's your most memorable heckle experience? 

A projector I was using in a show broke down. An audience member took out a box of cupcakes and fed everyone while they waited for it to work. If you’re thinking of heckling a comedian, give them a cupcake instead—they’ll appreciate that so much more.


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What's your favourite one-liner?

Masai Graham’s: “What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo? One’s a little lighter.”


Who's your comedy inspiration?

Ross Noble and Sarah Kendall. She was one of the first comics I saw who wasn’t making fun of anyone but was still hysterical.


If you could have a super power what would it be?

I would make food appear in my mouth. Then you don’t have to share it with anyone.


Visit for details of Bec’s upcoming shows. You can follow her on Twitter @bechillcomedian or her page at

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