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Adam Hills

Adam Hills is one of Australia’s best known comedians, mainly as the five times Gold Logie nominated host of his two hit ABC TV series – the music quiz show Spicks and Specks and his unique take on the late night talk show, Adam Hills Tonight.

Already a gold-plated star in Australia, Adam has now taken the UK by storm with his own talk show on Channel Four, The Last Leg. Originally a one-off series for the 2012 London Paralympics, the poms loved him so much it has been on air ever since!

When Adam isn’t dominating the global TV landscape, he is usually somewhere in the world with a mic in hand doing his day job - globetrotting stand-up comedian. 

Adam Hills

Comedian/Writer/Broadcaster/Presenter

Adam Hills is one of Australia’s best known comedians, mainly as the five times Gold Logie nominated host of his two hit ABC TV series – the music quiz show Spicks and Specks and his unique take on the late night talk show, Adam Hills Tonight.

 

Spicks and Specks was ABC TVs highest rating program for seven years and the anchor for its highly successful Wednesday night comedy line up. In 2011, Spicks and Specks finished up on a high note after 7 years and 277 episodes. In 2012 Adam, Alan and Myf embarked on a huge national farewell tour of Spicks and Specktacular, performing to more than 80,000 fans around the country.

 

Adam Hills Tonight was a show that mixed celebrity guests including Whoopi Goldberg, KD Lang, Barry Humphries and John Cleese, with audience engagement, elevating everyday people to celebrity status.

 

Already a gold-plated star in Australia, Adam Hills has now taken the UK by storm with his own talk show on Channel Four - The Last Leg. Originally a one-off series for the 2012 London Paralympics, the poms loved him so much it has been on air ever since.

 

When Adam isn’t dominating the global TV landscape, he is usually somewhere in the world with a mic in hand doing his day job - globetrotting stand-up comedian. Adam has conquered Edinburgh and featured in more Montreal festivals than any other Australian. In 2015 his global tour Clown Heart debuted with a sell out season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and continue to pack houses at the Sydney Opera House, Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The tour ended in London at the Leicester Square Theatre in 2017, filmed for DVD and due for release with Universal in November.

 

Amongst this he's won a prestigious Helpmann Award, A British Comedy Award, been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance, released three best-selling stand up DVDs, had his own one hour stand up special on ABC TV and UK’s Channel 4 and performed for the Queen.

 

"Hills delivers stand up so effortlessly brilliant you wonder why some comedians even get out of bed" The Guardian, London

 

“If you cannot enjoy Adam Hills you cannot have a pulse. Four Stars” The Scotsman

 

“Hills’s wit is incisively dry and sharp and his observations are bitingly precise” Sunday Herald Sun

 

“[his] interaction with the audience proved so fruitful that they were

reluctant to release him back on to the stage”

★★★★★ The Scotsman

 

“an Adam Hills show is always a festival highlight…with real weight, wit and purpose behind his contagious positivity”

Chortle (UK)

 

 

Television

2017 Channel 4 The Last Leg - British Election Special (Host)
2012-17 Channel 4 The Last Leg (Host)
2017 ABC Stargazing Live (Guest)
2016 BBC Live at the Apollo (Spot)
2016 Channel 4 The Last Leg - Rio Paralympics 2016 (Host)
2015 Channel 4 British Election Special (Panelist)
2014 Channel 10 The Project (Fill in Host)
2014 Channel 4 02 Channel 4 Comedy Gala (spot)
2013 ABC TV Adam Hills Tonight (Host and Producer)
2013 ABC TV Mad As Hell (Cameo)
2013 SBS Television Who Do You Think You Are
2013 Channel 4 Channel 4 Gala, The O2 Arena (spot)
2012 Channel 4 Alternative Christmas Message
2012 Channel 4 Adam Hills Stand Up Live (Performer and Writer)
2012 ABC TV Beijing Paralympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies (Co-Host)
2012 ABC TV Inflatable TV Special (Performer and Writer)
2011 - 2012 ABC TV Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight (Host and Producer)
2005 - 2011 ABC TV Spicks and Specks (Host and Writer)
2011 Nine Network 2011 Logies (Presenter)
2011 ABC TV Warehouse Comedy Festival (Host of the series)
2011 E! Network Chelsea Lately (guest)
2011 Network TEN The 7PM Project (guest)
2010 Network TEN The Melbourne International Comedy Festival All Stars Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2010 Nine Network 2010 Logies (Presenter)
2010 MTV MTV Classic Launch (Live Show Host)
2009 Comedy Channel Adam Hills LIVE special
2009 ABC TV Guest host on RAGE
2009 Channel 7 Thank God You’re Here (Contestant)
2009 Network TEN Good News Week (Contestant)
2009 Movie Extra Tropfest Live Coverage (Host)
2009 Network TEN The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2008 ABC TV Beijing Paralympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies (Co-Host)
2008 Nine Network 2008 Logies (Presenter)
2008 Nine Network AFI Awards (Presenter)
2008 ABC TV Raw Comedy Final (Host)
2007 Nine Network 49th Annual TV Week Logie Awards (Host)
2006 Channel 7 Comic Relief (International Interviewer)
2006 Nine Network The Logies (Backstage Interviewer and Writer)
2006 Network TEN 2006 Comedy Festival Gala (Host)
2006 Network TEN Rove Live (Desk Spot)
2006 Nine Network Comedy Temptation (Contestant)
2005 Nine Network The Logies (Backstage Interviewer)
2005 Network TEN The 2005 International Comedy Festival - Just For Laughs (Stand Up Appearance)
2005 Granada World Comedy Tour (Host) Nine Network (Australia), Comedy Central (USA), thecomedychannel (Australia), The Paramount Comedy Channel (UK), TVNZ (New Zealand)
2005 Network TEN The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2004 Granada World Comedy Tour (Stand Up Appearance) Nine Network (Australia), Comedy Central (USA), thecomedychannel (Australia), The Paramount Comedy Channel (UK), TVNZ (New Zealand)
2004 Network TEN The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2004 ABC TV Stand Up! (Stand Up Appearance)
2003 Network TEN Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (Host) 2 x 1 Hour Specials
2003 BBC 2 Never Mind The Buzzcocks (Panellist)
2003 BBC 2 Live Floor Show (Stand Up Appearance)
2002 ABC TV The Fat (Regular Panellist)
2002 thecomedychannel Campaign (Team Captain)
2001 – 2004 ABC TV The Glass House (Panellist x 5)
2002 Network TEN Good Morning Australia (Interview)
2002 BBC Scotland Live Floor Show (Stand Up Appearance)
2001 – 2005 Network TEN Rove [Live] (6 x Interviews, Stand Up Appearance & Live Cross from London)
2001 Granada World Comedy Tour (Stand Up Appearance) thecomedychannel (Australia), Comedy Central (USA), Comedy Network (Canada), Paramount (UK)
2001 Network TEN Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2000 – 2001 BBC 1 (UK) The Stand Up Show (Stand Up Appearance)
2000 – 2001 BBC 2 (UK) Live At Jongleur’s (Stand Up Appearance)
2000 – 2001 Network TEN GNW Debate (Debater)
2000 RTE (Ireland) The Lounge (Stand Up Appearance)
1999 – 2000 ABC TV/Network TEN Good News Week (Regular Panellist)
1997 – 1998 Nine Network IMT (Writer & Stand Up Appearances)

 

Radio

2006 BBC Radio Scotland Fred MacAulay Show (Guest during Commonwealth Games OB)
2004 Triple J Triple J Breakfast (Co-host x 1 Week)
2004 SA-FM Drive (Co-host x 3 Weeks)
2003 BBC Radio 2 (UK) Broadcasting House (Stand Up Appearance)
2002 BBC Radio 2 (UK) We Say Tomay-to (Writer & Performer)
2000 – 2003 Radio Scotland The Fred MacCaulay Show (Regular Guest)
2000 BBC Radio 4 (UK) Loose Ends (Regular Guest)
1999 – 2000 BBC Radio 4 (UK) Fringe Cuts (Interview x 2)
1996 – 1997 Austereo Network Gotcha Calls (Writer & Performer)
1996 SA-FM The Adam Hills Morning Show (Host)
1993 – 1996 SA-FM The Morning Crew (Co-host)
1992 2Day FM The Morning Crew (Writer)
1991 Triple M Sydney The Doug Mulray Breakfast Show (Writer)

** Adam has also made various publicity appearances on a variety of radio networks.

 

Live Shows - Spicks and Speck-tacular

2011 – 2012 Spicks and Speck-tacular – The Finale Hordern Pavilion – Sydney, Newcastle Entertainment Centre – Newcastle, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre – Brisbane, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre – Gold Coast, WIN Entertainment Centre – Wollongong, National Convention Centre – Canberra, Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Adelaide, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – Perth, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – Melbourne.
2007 – 2008 Spicks and Speck-tacular The Comedy Theatre - Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Thebarton Theatre – Adelaide, The Lyric Theatre – Brisbane, The Civic Theatre – Newcastle, Enmore Theatre – Sydney, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre – Perth, Civic Square – Canberra, WIN Entertainment Centre – Wollongong, Empire Theatre – Toowoomba, Lismore City Hall – Lismore, Twin Towns Clubs & Resorts – Tweed Heads.

 

Live Shows - Solo

2017 Clown Heart - Solo Show filmed for DVD (Universal), Leicester Square Theatre London
2015-16 Clown Heart - Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK tour (incl. Hammersmith Apollo), Dubai World Trade Centre, Sydney Opera House, Just For Laughs Montreal 
2013 Happyism – Solo show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sutherland Entertainment Centre, Hobart Entertainment Centre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, National Convention Centre Canberra, Brisbane Convention Centre, Thebatron Theatre, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Enmore Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2012 Mess Around – Solo show Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival
2010 Mess Around – Solo show Sydney Comedy Store, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2009-2010 Inflatable – Solo Show Brisbane Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy festival, ACT, Sydney Comedy Festival, Hobart, Perth, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Return season at The Athenaeum Theatre in 2010
2008 Characterful & Joymonger Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
2007 Joymonger – Solo Show Thebarton Theatre – Adelaide, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Enmore Theatre – Sydney, The Tivoli – Brisbane, Octagon Theatre – Perth, Edinburgh Fringe
2006 Characterful – Solo Show Hobart Comedy Festival, Garden’s Theatre Brisbane, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Cracker Comedy Festival Sydney, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Cardinia Cultural Centre, Kyneton Town Hall Octagon Theatre Perth, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Assembly), UK & Ireland Tours, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2005 Die On Your Feet Written & Directed by Greg Fleet - Cast Member Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2004 Go You Big Red Fire Engine 2 – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (The Pleasance)
2003 Cut Loose – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Pleasance), Adelaide Fringe 2004
2002 Happy Feet – Solo Show Adelaide Festival Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Irish Tour, Her Majesty's Theatre London, UK Tour 2003
2001 Go You Big Red Fire Engine – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Her Majesty's Theatre London, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2002
2000 Goody Two Shoes – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Hong Kong City Festival 2001
1999 My Own Little World – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Adelaide Fringe 2000, Hong Kong City Festival 2001
1998 Life Is Good – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
1997 Stand Up And Deliver – Solo Show Edinburgh Festival Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe 1998

 

Other Festivals

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival - Kilkenny 2016
Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal) 2016, 2014
Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Sydney) Curate and Host gala 2012
Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal) Mess Around (solo show) 2012
Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal) Inflatable (solo show) 2011
Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal) 2003-2009 inclusive
Royal Variety Performance (London) 2009
Amsterdam Comedy Festival 2008, 2009
Aspen Comedy Festival 2005
Leicester Comedy Festival 2003
Glasgow Comedy Festival 2003
Manchester Comedy Festival 2002
Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2001,2002, 2006-2009, 2012
Offshore 2000
Newcastle Comedy Festival (UK) 2000
Smirnoff Comedy Festival – Cape Town, South Africa 2000
Murphy’s Ungagged Comedy Festivals – Galway & Dublin 1998, Kinsale 1999

 

Awards and Nominations

2017

British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs) Nominated for Best Entertainment Program (The Last Leg)

2016

British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs) Nominated for Best Entertainment Program (The Last Leg)

2015

Royal Television Society Awards Winner for Best Entertainment Program (The Last Leg)

2014

British Comedy Awards
Nominated for Best Comedy Entertainment Program (The Last Leg)
Nominated for Best Comedy Entertainment Personality 

2013

2013 TV Week Logie Awards Nominated for Gold Logie and the TV Week Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter
Winner of the British Comedy Awards Best Breakthrough Artist

2012 2012 TV Week Logie Awards Winner of Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter and Winner for Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program (Spicks & Specks) Nominated for Gold Logie and the TV Week Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter
2011 2011 TV Week Logie Awards Winner of Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program (Spicks & Specks) Nominated for Gold Logie and the TV Week Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter
2010 2010 TV Week Logie Awards Nominated for Gold Logie, Most Popular Presenter, Most Popular Light Entertainment
2009 Winner AFI Award for Best Light Entertainment Series (Spicks & Specks)
2009 Nominated for 2009 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer – Inflatable.
2009 2009 TV Week Logie Awards Nominated for Gold Logie and Most Popular Presenter
2008 2008 TV Week Logie Awards Nominated for Gold Logie and Most Popular Presenter
2007 Winner of 2007 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer – Joymonger
2007 GQ Awards Winner of TV Personality of the Year award
2006 Nominated for Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent, Most Popular New Male Talent, Most Popular Light Entertainment / Comedy Program (Spicks & Specks) & Most Outstanding Comedy Program (Spicks & Specks)
2004 Winner Chortle Best Live Comedy Awards Best Compere
2003 Winner Radio Forth Award
2003 Nominated for the Perrier Award for Best Show in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Cut Loose
2003 Nominated for the Chortle Live Comedy Awards Best Compere (UK)
2002 Winner of the People’s Choice Award in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Happy Feet
2002 Nominated for the Perrier Award for Best Show in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Happy Feet
2001 Nominated for the Perrier Award for Best Show in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Go You Big Red Fire Engine

 

Recordings

2015 Aussie Comedian Boxset with Dave Hughes and Wil Anderson Happyism DVD through Universal 
2013 Release of Happyism DVD through Universal
2013 Release of Inflatable DVD through Universal 
2011 Release of Inflatable DVD through Universal
2011 Release of Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonightseason one through ABC Enterprises
2008 Release of Characterful and Joymonger DVD through ABC Enterprises, distributed through Roadshow
2006 Release of Adam Hills Live In The Suburbs DVD through ABC Enterprises, distributed through Roadshow (recorded live at Kyneton Town Hall)
2002 Release of Go You Big Red Fire Engine through Chart Records, distributed by Warner Music
2002 Release of Working Class Anthem CD single through Chart Records, distributed by Warner Music
2001 Release of the Melbourne Comedy Festival CD compilation through Rubber Music, distributed by BMG Australia

 

Corporate

Various clients including Qantas, Colgate-Palmolive, KPMG, Collingwood Football Club, Cream Advertising Awards, the Financial Planning Association, the National Associated Retail Traders of Australia and Targa Tasmania, BMW, Honda, KPMG, STA Travel, Adelaide Zoo, Collingwood Football Club.

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: September 2017