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 In Gordon Street Tonight premiered in 2011 and returned for a third season in 2013 as Adam Hills Tonight. The show mixed celebrity guests including Whoopi Goldberg, KD Lang, Barry Humphries and John Cleese, with audience engagement, elevating everyday people to celebrity status.
In 2012, Adam hosted The Last Leg - a special panel show for the London Paralympics for Channel Four. The show was so well received that it was reprised for a Christmas special and was picked up for a full series which premiered on Channel Four in February 2013 and continues through to today! This saw Adam hosting his own show in two separate countries. A pretty exciting moment in his career.
Adam was given the rare honour of delivering Channel Four's Alternative Christmas message in 2012 - adding his name to a list that includes Marge Simpson, Jamie Oliver, Brigitte Bardot and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
In 2013 he was also part of the Channel 4 Gala line up at The O2 Arena, flying in to London from Melbourne for a mere few hours to make the event.
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 standup comedian.
Adam has conquered Edinburgh and featured in more Montreal festivals than any other Australian. In 2013 he toured Australia and the UK with his show Happyism, including a show at the iconic Hammersmith Apollo.
In amongst this he's won a prestigious Helpmann Award, A British Comedy Award, released three best-selling stand up DVDs, had his own one hour stand up special on ABC TV and UK’s Channel 4 and has performed to the Queen.
In 2015 Adam returned to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a brand new show, Clown Heart. He went on to tour this show at the Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Dubai, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and then across the UK to rave reviews.
"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." ★★★★ The Scotsman
"Hills’s wit is incisively dry and sharp and his observations are bitingly precise” Sunday Herald Sun