Bec Hill @ Gilded Balloon

Bec Hill flips the concept of a stand-up show on its head, putting the power into the hands of the audience

Review by Nadia Younes | 11 Aug 2017
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With captions for all her jokes laid out on post it notes on a sheet of paper in the centre of the stage, Bec Hill allows the audience to shout out which jokes they want to hear in any order they like. There is an obvious closer in the gag titled “Finish the Show”, but no-one would ever be in a hurry for this show to end. 

Hill combines straight-forward jokes with songs and visual accompaniments, mainly in the form of pop-up books – a talent for which she clearly developed at a young age, judging by one of her props. This unique and playful structure of Hill’s show gives it enough of an edge to keep it interesting.

Hill is a creative, bright and talented – and also very funny – comic, and this show further proves it.

Bec Hill: Out of Order, Gilded Balloon, Teviot (Turret), until 27 Aug (not 15), 5.15pm, £7.50-9.50