In 2014, Bec Charlwood went to an open mic night and decided to give it a go. It didn’t go great, but as a woman it was nice to talk for a few minutes without being interrupted. She’s heaps good at it now.
With effortless ability and hilarious candour, Bec delights audiences with anecdotes about her life, and searing observations while wearing her heart, identity, and values on her sleeve. It has seen Bec become one of the most exciting comedians in Australia.
Bec has been hand-picked to support comedians such as Alan Carr, Josh Thomas, Wil Anderson, Zoe Coombs Marr and Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharaoh. She has also performed stand-up at Splendour in the Grass, Sydney Opera House, comedy festival Gala’s and clubs around the country.
Bec is the co-host of the brilliant and wildly popular Dude Cinema podcast. Each week, Bec and her best mate and fellow comedian, Alex Jae, watch and review movies that dudes just can’t believe they haven’t seen. She was also a panellist on Network Ten’s Unpacked series on Facebook Watch, recapping the goings-on in The Bachelor and Bachelorette mansions.
While a pesky global pandemic put a temporary halt to Bec touring her debut solo show around Australia, her reputation as one of best young comedians in the country only grew. Bec was showcased alongside some of the biggest names in Australia as part of the Lockdown Comedy Festival stand-up series for Stan. She also performed a split bill show with friend and comedian Rose Piper at the Sydney Opera House as part of their Digital Series.
After initially debuting at Perth Fringe 2020, Bec took her highly anticipated first solo show Dirty Girl to the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival. Bec’s show delighted audiences and received critical acclaim – she sold out her entire run at both festivals, including numerous extra shows.
Continuing her upwards trajectory, Bec worked on the latest season of Spicks & Specks as a joke writer and appeared as a guest on the show – a real dream’s come true moment.
In 2023, Bec will be returning to comedy festival stages with her brand new live show Good Funny.
It’s safe to say that Bec Charlwood is doing pretty good and destined for big things, so if you could let her mum know that’d be great.
2023 – Good Funny – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2023 – Toilet Seat Time Machine – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2022 – Why Not? – Solo Show
Gold Coast Laughs Festival
2020-21 – Dirty Girl – Solo Show
Perth Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2021 – The Reunion Tour – Split Bill with Aleks Milinkovic
Laugh Outta Lockdown Festival
2020 Bec Charlwood & Rose Piper – Sydney Opera House Digital Series
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
2019 – Bec Charlwood Live – Solo Show
Newcastle Comedy Festival
2019 – Bad Girls – Split Bill with Sian Smyth
Sydney Comedy Festival
2018 – A Pat on the Bec – Split Bill with Ben Kochan and Pat Doherty
2022 – 23 Triple J Radio: Triple J Breakfast – Co-host fill-in, Guest
2018 – 2023 – Podcast: The Ladies Guide to Dude Cinema with Bec Charlwood and Alex Jae – Co-Host
2019 – FBi Radio: FBi Breakfast – Shits & Gigs segment – Fill-In
2022: Guest – Spicks & Specks – ABC TV
2022: Guest – Australia Now and Then – Channel 7
2020: Comedy Spot – Lockdown Comedy Festival – Stan
2020: Games Producer – Name That Tune – FOX US/Eureka
2019: Co-Host – Unpacked Recaps of The Bachelor & The Bachelorette on Network 10 Facebook Watch
2022: ABC TV – Spicks & Specks – Gag writer
2020: FOX US/Eureka – Name That Tune – Games Producer
2023: Support – Joanna McNally, The Enmore
2023: Support – Patti Harrison, The Factory Theatre
2022: Support – Jay Pharoah, Sydney Opera House
2022: Support – Alan Carr, New Zealand and Australian Tour
2020: Support – Wil Anderson, Comedy Store Sydney
2019: Support – Zoe Coombs Marr, Amazon Prime Stand Up Special Recording
2019: Support – Josh Thomas, Chatswood Theatre
2019: Splendour in the Grass
2019: Support – Jay Pharaoh, Sydney Comedy Festival
2018: Cast – The Popular Experiment, Rove McManus Variety Show
Bec has also featured in various campaigns for Pedestrian TV, VICE and ARE Media, and performed corporate work for companies such as GoDaddy.
Bec creates, writes and hosts weekly music trivia events in Sydney.