Adam Hills became a household name in the UK after his part in the London Paralympics Games where he fronted the hugely succesful 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!
Adam’s solo shows are established highlights at the Adelaide Fringe, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe. He is the only Australian comedian to have performed at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and is a regular at the Cat Laughs Kilkenny Comedy Festival in Ireland and The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
His 2001, 2002 and 2003 shows were all nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival. His 2002 show, Happy Feet, took 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.
Adam’s career highlights include hosting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London and Bejing Paralympic Games and performing for the Queen at the Royal Variety Awards in 2009.
Recent UK TV appearances include Mock The Week, Alan Carr: Chatty Man, Adam Hills Stand Up Live, Live At The Apollo, The Charlotte Church Show and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He hosted two series of 4 At The Store for BBC Radio 4, and co-presented We Say Tomay-to on BBC Radio 2.
Adam joined Fred MacAulay on BBC Radio Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival recently, listen below to a clip from the show.