ADAM HILLS NEWS
Channel 4 will take The Last Leg boys well out of their comfort zone as they leave behind their live studio audience to travel into the wild and harsh terrain of the Australian Outback.
The award-winning gang have been sent to the wilderness of Australia for the ultimate extreme road trip. They will be guided through their adventures by Amar Latif, a charming and thrill seeking Scottish travel agent who also happens to be blind, and who decides to give them a difficult and dangerous road trip as far from their expectations as he can.
Russell Howard and Greg Davies join hosts Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe on Channel 4 tonight as The Last Leg presents a one-off Stand Up To Cancer special at 8:00pm.
For more on the show, or to watch previous episodes, check out All 4’s section on The Last Leg here.
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)
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.
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.
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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