ADAM HILLS NEWS
Congratulations to Alan Carr who won Best TV Entertainment Personality and Adam Hills who picked up Best TV Newcomer at last night’s 2013 British Comedy Awards hosted by Jonathan Ross.
JACK DEE, SEAN LOCK, JOSH WIDDICOMBE, ADAM HILLS AND SEANN WALSH ALL RELEASE THEIR NEW DVDS ON MONDAY
On Monday 18th November, Universal Pictures will be releasing new stand-up DVDs from Jack Dee, Sean Lock, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills and Seann Walsh. There will also be two boxsets released of Michael McIntyre and Kevin Bridges containing all their DVDs plus a C4 Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond St Hospital DVD, filmed at the 2013 fund raiser at the London 02 Arena, which includes unseen footage. Titles are as follows: Jack Dee - So What! Sean Lock - Purple Van Man Josh Widdicombe - And Another Thing... Adam Hills - Happyism Seann Walsh - Seann To Be Wild Michael McIntyre - The Complete Laughter Box Kevin Bridges - The Full Story C4 Comedy Gala In Aid Of Great Ormond St Hospital
'Stand up so effortlessly brilliant you wonder why some comedians even get out of bed' - The Guardian Fresh from his triumph as host of Channel 4's critically acclaimed entertainment show The Last Leg, Australian funny man Adam Hills returns to the UK with his long overdue and highly anticipated new show Happyism. Happyism will see everyone's favourite Antipodean comedian take to the stage for a first-class evening of comedy with the usual anecdotes and audience participation all delivered in his refreshingly unique, laid-back style. Adam Hills has achieved international acclaim as one of the world's best stand up comics. His combination of positive uplifting comedy and rampant spontaneity have seen him receive a swag of awards, glowing reviews and a legion of fans around the planet. '... a highly accomplished, likeable and very funny stand up... get ready to belly-laugh' – Heat Adam became a household name in the UK after his part in the London Paralympics Games where he fronted the hugely successful The Last Leg with Adam Hills for Channel 4. Its success led to Adam hosting Channel 4's alternative Christmas Day message – a first for an Australian! With a critically acclaimed second series of The Last Leg under his belt, Adam will be returning to the UK in August for a eight week series of The Last Leg, a return to the Edinburgh Festival, and a UK Tour culminating in recording a brand new DVD from the world famous Hammersmith Apollo to be released in November 2013. 'Hills is comedy sunshine and its rather nice to bask in his glow' - The Scotsman For tour dates and tickets, click here.
Adam Hills wins the Breakthrough Award for The Last Leg during last year’s 2012 Paralympics on Channel 4 at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.
A third series of The Last Leg will be returning in the first week of August for a seven week run on Friday nights. Adam Hills will be joined again by regular sidekicks Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe for an extended forty-five minute version of the show.
Jack Dee performs the dance sensation The Harlem Shake on Friday night’s The Last Leg to much acclaim.
The show will be repeated on Channel 4 this Wednesday at 11:20pm.
Channel 4 have confirmed an eight week series of The Last Leg to be hosted by Adam Hills with team regulars Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker. The half hour show will go out from Friday 25th January at 9:30pm.
The 2012 summer of sport culminated in the greatest Paralympic Games ever. It rewrote the rules of sporting achievement, challenging perceptions of disability and giving Britain a new breed of ‘Superhuman’ sporting heroes.
Comedian Adam Hills contributed to this rewriting of perceptions with Last Leg, his critically acclaimed programme as part of Channel 4’s ground-breaking coverage of the Paralympics.
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Adam Hills has achieved international acclaim as one of the world’s best stand up comics. His combination of positive uplifting comedy and rampant spontaneity have seen him receive a swag of awards, glowing reviews and a legion of fans around the planet.
Adam’s solo shows are established highlights at the Adelaide Fringe, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe – where he regularly sells over 10,000 tickets in the month. He is the only Australian comedian to have performed at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and is a regular star of the Cat Laughs Kilkenny Comedy Festival in Ireland, and The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Adam’s 2001, 2002 and 2003 shows were all nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival. His 2002 show, Happy Feet, took out the inaugural Best Of The Fest Award in Edinburgh, and his follow up show Cut Loose won the Radio Forth Award for Best Comedy. Adam has also won a Chortle Award for Best Compere in the UK, and his 2007 show Joymonger won a Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performance in Australia.
In Australia, Adam is also known as the host of the wildly successful music quiz show Spicks and Specks on ABC-TV, alongside team captains Alan Brough and Myf Warhurst. With viewing figures of over 1.2 million people a week, the show has received numerous AFI and Logie Award nominations, while Adam has been nominated for no less than four Logie Awards – including the coveted Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality – and won GQ Magazine’s TV Personality of the Year Award in 2007.
In 2007/08, Adam, Alan and Myf took The Spicks and Speck-tacular stage show on a live tour of Australia, performing to over 75,000 fans, and even appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The same year, Adam notched up another career highlight as he hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Paralympic Games, in a broadcast screened throughout Australia, South Africa and Hong Kong.
Adam’s UK TV appearances include Mock The Week, The Charlotte Church Show and Never Mind The Buzzcocks, as well as having his own half-hour special on The Paramount Comedy Channel. He hosted two series of Four At The Store for BBC Radio 4, and co-presented We Say Tomay-to on Radio 2.
Adam has contributed articles to Subaru Magazine, Inside Cricket, and was a regular contributor to BBC’s Ouch! Website. He has also acted on stage in Die On Your Feet at the 2005 Melbourne Comedy Festival, and played the title role in Breaker Morant at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007.
‘If you cannot enjoy Adam Hills you cannot have a pulse. Five Stars’ – The Scotsman
‘Hills delivers stand up so effortlessly brilliant you wonder why some comedians even get out of bed’ – The Guardian
‘Hills’s wit is incisively dry and sharp and his observations are bitingly precise’ – Sunday Herald Sun
‘… a highly accomplished, likeable and very funny stand up… get ready to belly-laugh’ – Heat
‘Life-affirming, laugh-affirming comedy at its best’ **** – Evening Standard