Adam Hills

Adam Hills

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

Adam Hills is one of Australia’s best-known comedians, mainly as the five-time 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.

  • Television
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Live Shows
  • Other Festivals
  • Awards and Nominations
  • Recordings
  • Corporate

2012-2019 2018 – Channel 4: The Last Leg (Host)

2018 – ABC TV: Spicks & Specks Reunion Special – Host

2017 – Channel 4: The Last Leg – British Election Special (Host)

2017 – ABC: Stargazing Live (Guest)

2016 – BBC: Live at the Apollo (spot)

2016 – Channel 4: The Last Leg – Rio Paralympics 2016

2015 – Channel 4: British Election Special (panellist)

2014 – Network Ten: The Project (Fill in Host)

2014 – Channel 4: Channel 4 Gala, The O2 Arena (spot)

2013 – ABC TV: Adam Hills Tonight (Host and Producer)

2013 – Channel 4: Channel 4 Gala, The O2 Arena (spot)

2013 – ABC TV: Mad As Hell (cameo)

2013 – SBS Television: Who Do You Think You Are

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 – Channel 4: The Last Leg – Bejing Olympics (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 (UK): Never Mind The Buzzcocks (Panellist)

2003 – BBC 2 (UK): 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)

2018 – Hachette Australia/UK: Best Foot Forward

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)

2002-2003 – 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)

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

2018 – Best Foot Forward – Solo Show for Book Launch: Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall Melbourne.

2017 – Clown Heart – Solo Show filmed for DVD (Universal): Leicester Square Theatre London.

2015-2016 – Clown Heart – Solo Show: Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, UK Tour (incl Hammersmith Apollo), Dubai World Trade Centre, Sydney Opera House. Just for  Laughs Montreal 2016.

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, Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, 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

2016: JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL (MONTREAL)

2016: CAT LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL – KILKENNY

2014: JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL (MONTREAL)

2012: JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL (SYDNEY) CURATE AND HOST GALA 2012 JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL (MONTREAL) MESS AROUND (SOLO SHOW)

2011: JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL (MONTREAL) INFLATABLE (SOLO SHOW)

2003-2009: JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL (MONTREAL) INCLUSIVE

2009: ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE (LONDON)

2008, 2009: AMSTERDAM COMEDY FESTIVAL

2005: ASPEN COMEDY FESTIVAL

2003: LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL

2003: GLASGOW COMEDY FESTIVAL

2002: MANCHESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL

2000: KILKENNY CAT LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL 2001,2002, 2006-2009, 2012 OFFSHORE

2000: NEWCASTLE COMEDY FESTIVAL (UK)

2000: SMIRNOFF COMEDY FESTIVAL – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

1999: MURPHY’S UNGAGGED COMEDY FESTIVALS – KINSALE

1998: MURPHY’S UNGAGGED COMEDY FESTIVALS – GALWAY & DUBLIN 1998,

2018 – British Academy Television Awards:
Nominated for Best Entertainment Performance (The Last Leg)

2017 – British Academy Television Awards:
Nominated for Best Entertainment Performance (The Last Leg)

2016 – British Academy Television Awards:
Nominated for Best Entertainment Performance (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 2014

2014 – TV Week Logie Awards:
Nominated for the TV Week Silver Logies for Most Popular Presenter

2013 – TV Week Logie Awards:
Nominated for Gold Logie and the TV Week Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter

2013 – British Comedy Awards:
Winner of the British Comedy Awards Best Breakthrough Artist
Nominated for Best Comedy Entertainment Program (The Last Leg)

2012 – TV Week Logie Awards:
2012 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 – TV Week Logie Awards:
2011 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

2015: Aussie Comedian Boxset with Dave Hughes and Wil Anderson Happyism DVD through Universal

2013: Release of Happyism DVD through Universal

2013: Release of Happyism Live at the Hammersmith Appollo

2011:  Release of Inflatable DVD through Universal

2011:  Release of Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight – season 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

 

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.