Bec Hill and Micky Overman on life as a stand-up

Image shows from L to R: Bec Hill, Micky Overman

Here's a 50 minute video in which stand-up comedians Bec Hill and Micky Overman discuss the highs and lows of working on the UK stand-up circuit, including what life is like travelling between gigs.

Host Alison Thea-Skot asks them about car shares; planning gigs; heckling; staying sane at the Edinburgh Fringe; juggling other commitments with performing in the evenings; creating online content; and more. It's a really entertaining and informative chat. Enjoy.

Micky Overman originally hails from the Netherlands. She moved to London to start stand-up in 2015, quickly rising through the ranks (she was a finalist in the Funny Women and Leicester Square New Comedian competitions in 2016). In 2018 she was a Chortle Awards Best Newcomer nominee, and wrote and performed her first solo show Role Model at the Edinburgh Fringe. She has since performed at venues all round the UK, and build up an online profile for her video sketches.

Bec Hill is an Australian-born, UK-based comedian, writer, actor and presenter. Best known for her viral flipchart videos and ridiculous social media adventures, when she's not performing stand-up around the world to adults and kids, you'll find her appearing on/writing for telly, chatting on various podcasts, or winning awards.

This Zoom-based session was recorded in October 2020 as part of the British Comedy Guide's online Laughter Lounge series, which was powered by streaming platform NextUp. The discussion is hosted by actor, comedian, writer and improviser Alison Thea-Skot.

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Published: Friday 5th March 2021

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