ADAM HILLS NEWS
Tune in to Channel 4 this Friday at 10:00pm to catch Katherine Ryan on this week's The Last Leg.
Sunday 16th August 7.30pm, Edinburgh Playhouse - Hosted by Adam Hills and Marcus Brigstocke.
With special guests; Andrew Ryan, Angela Barnes, Phill Jupitus, Charlie Baker, Ivo Graham, Joel Dommett, Justin Moorhouse, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, Nathan Caton, Phil Jerrod, Rob Beckett, Glenn Wool plus many more to be confirmed. Following massive success over the last five years, Off The Kerb Productions are proud to announce the Edinburgh Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sixth year. This year's Gala will be hosted by top comics Adam Hills and Marcus Brigstocke and will take place on Sunday 16th August at the iconic Edinburgh Playhouse.
Set to be the Edinburgh's biggest comedy event this August, the Edinburgh Comedy Gala 2015 will showcase some of the finest comedic talent at the Fringe in aid of Waverley Care, Scotland's largest charity providing care and support to people living with HIV and Hepatitis C. Since its launch in 2009, the Edinburgh Comedy Gala has raised an incredible £400,000 for the charity, helping to make a positive difference in the lives of people affected by HIV or Hepatitis C across Scotland.
With some very exciting big names already signed up to take part in this year's show plus more to be announced, Comedy Gala 2015 In Aid of Waverley Care promises to be the highlight of any comedy fan's Edinburgh Fringe Festival diary.
Venue: Edinburgh Playhouse
Address: 18–22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA
Date: Sunday 16th August 2015
Box Office: 0844 871 3014 / www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk
Ticket Prices: £25 (please note venue/fringe booking fees may apply)
Join Adam Hills, Andrew Ryan, Charlie Baker, Elliot Steel, Josh Widdicombe, Paul Chowdhry, Romesh Ranganathan, Shappi Khorsandi, Suzi Ruffell and other very special guests at The Comedy Store on Monday 13th July at 7:30pm as they raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Adam Hills made a surprise guest appearance at the Royal Flying Doctor Service – Friends in the UK event at the Imperial War Museum on the 13th November. Overall the evening managed to raise over £100,000 for the RFDS which provides vital twenty-for hour emergency cover, and clinical and preventative health services across 90% of Australia’s land mass to almost 300,000 rural and remote patients per year.
Congratulations to Adam Hills, Alan Carr, Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe and Sean Lock as their shows The Last Leg and 8 Out of 10 Cats are nominated for 2014 British Comedy Awards.
Alan, Adam and Sean have also been nominated for awards in the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality, Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Best Male TV Comic categories respectively.
Also nominated are 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown in Best Comedy Panel Show, The Last Leg in Best Comedy Entertainment Programme and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown in Best Comedy Moment 2014.
The results will be announced live on Channel 4 on Tuesday 16th December, with Jonathan Ross once again hosting the ceremony.
'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