Who is Bev Killick?
Bev Killick is part Bogan part misfit fashionista. Hailing from Townsville it’s very difficult to undo the North Queenslander attitude. The “accent” may be lighter but the personality remains. A sharp shooter and an honesty that will always get her in trouble. A kidult who may never grow up.
What would you do differently from what you do now?
I wouldn’t change a thing. The sum of your past is what makes you. I’m quite happy in this skin. Who’s to say if I actually did get in to NIDA or VCA I’d be some kind of a wanker actor robot now. I’ve made the most out of what life has thrown at me. I owe my strength of will and perseverance to difficult times.
Who inspires you and why?
My good friend Debra Byrne is my inspiration. Her honesty, integrity and tenacity. No matter where she finds herself though the ups and downs her ability to keep going is astounding. Her creativity is always at the forefront of her healing.
What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I’m doing it! I’m sharing my gifts. Laughter is truly the best gift to bring to the world.
Favourite holiday destination and why?
My favourite holiday destination is/was Confest – a hippy festival the whole family would go to. Alternative lifestyle workshops, naturists, swimming, art villages the lot. We’re yet to find a better holiday that suits us all.
When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I’d take friends in town to local St Kilda cafes then a walk down the pier. Then a local comedy night.
What are you currently reading?
Furiously Happy – A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson.
What are you currently listening to?
Currently listening to whatever comes out of my daughters bedroom. She’s in to vinyl. Mamas and Mapas, Led Zeppelin & David Bowie.
A good party with good mates, good food and a singalong.
What does the future hold for you?
My future is looking bright I’m happy to say. Filled with acting roles, performing on big stages, small stages, festivals, ships and creating more great memories.
Bev presents her show, Don’t Tell Tony, at the Cloak Room – Melbourne Town Hall & Mantra on Russell, as part of the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival: 4 – 24 April. For more information, visit: www.comedyfestival.com.au for details.
Image: Bev Killick (supplied)