ADAM HILLS

ADAM HILLS

Australians will best know Adam as the host of the fun music quiz show Spicks and Specks on ABC-TV, alongside team captains Alan Brough and Myf Warhurst

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
ADAM HILLS
COMEDIAN / WRITER / BROADCASTER / PRESENTER
Australians will best know Adam as the host of the fun music quiz show Spicks and Specks on ABC TV, alongside team captains Alan Brough and Myf Warhurst. Adam’s playful personality, which has taken him to the top of the international comedy circuit, has translated seamlessly to his hosting role on the small screen, making him one of the most recognisable faces on Australian TV.
 
When he is not on Spicks, Adam is one of Australia’s most talented and well-travelled comedians. His positive, energetic comedy and rampant spontaneity have won him universal acclaim, rave reviews and a swag of awards throughout Australia, Great Britain, Ireland and Europe.
 
Adam’s solo shows are established highlights at the Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe and the
Melbourne Comedy Festivals, receiving five-star reviews and sold-out houses. His 2001, 2002 and 2003 shows were all nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival. The 2002 show, Happy Feet, took out the inaugural Best Of The Fest Peoples Choice Award in Edinburgh. Adam is also a regular at the Montreal “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival, having been invited to perform there the last three years.
 
Adam has also been known to host at least one Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala for Network TEN and has stuck his nose around backstage at the 2005 and 2006 Logie Awards for the Nine Network.
 
In 2007, Adam headed out on his most comprehensive Australian stand up tour ever, kicking off in Adelaide and stopping off in every capital city.
 
Later that year and early 2008, the success of Spicks and Specks had elevated to a whole new level – hitting the stage for a national-wide live tour, thrilling thousands of Australian fans, who got to participate in the show and come face-to-face with Adam, Alan and Myf.
 
“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. Five Stars” The Scotsman
“Hills’s wit is incisively dry and sharp and his observations are bitingly precise.”
Sunday Herald Sun
 
TELEVISION
2008 Raw Comedy Final ABC TV (Host)
2007 49th Annual TV Week Logie Awards Nine Network (Host)
2005 - NOW Spicks and Specks ABC TV (Host and Writer)
2006 Comic Relief Channel 7 (International Interviewer)
2006 The Logies Nine Network (Backstage Interviewer and Writer)
2006 2006 Comedy Festival Gala Network TEN (Host)
2006 Rove Live Network TEN (Desk Spot)
2006 Comedy Temptation Nine Network (Contestant)
2005 The Logies Nine Network (Backstage Interviewer)
2005 The 2005 International Network TEN
 
Comedy Festival – Just For Laughs (Stand Up Appearance)
2005 World Comedy Tour
Granada, (Host) Nine Network (Australia),
Comedy Central (USA),
The Comedy Channel (Australia)
The Paramount Comedy Channel (UK),
TVNZ (New Zealand)
2005 The Melbourne International Network TEN
Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2004 World Comedy Tour Granada, (Stand Up Appearance)
Nine Network (Australia), Comedy Central (USA),
The Comedy Channel (Australia),
The Paramount Comedy Channel (UK),
TVNZ (New Zealand)
2004 The Melbourne International Network TEN
Comedy Festival Gala   (Stand Up Appearance)
2004 Stand Up! ABC TV   (Stand Up Appearance)
2003 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Network TEN (Host) 2 x 1 Hour Specials
2003 Never Mind The Buzzcocks BBC 2 (UK)(Panellist)
2003 Live Floor Show BBC 2 (UK) (Stand Up Appearance)
2002 The Fat ABC TV (Regular Panellist)
2002 Campaign The Comedy Channel (Team Captain)
2001 - 2004 The Glass House ABC TV   (Panellist x 5)
2002 Good Morning Australia Network TEN (Interview)
2002 Live Floor Show BBC Scotland (Stand Up Appearance)
2001 - 2005 Rove [Live] Network TEN (6 x Interviews, Stand Up Appearance and Live Cross from London) 
2001 World Comedy Tour Granada, (Stand Up Appearance)
The Comedy Channel (Australia)
Comedy Central (USA),
Comedy Network (Canada),
Paramount (UK)
2001 The Melbourne International Network TEN
 
Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2000 - 2001 The Stand Up Show BBC 1 (UK) (Stand Up Appearance)
2000 - 2001 Live At Jongleur’s BBC 2 (UK) (Stand Up Appearance)
2000 - 2001 GNW Debate Network TEN (Debater)
2000 The Lounge RTE (Ireland) (Stand Up Appearance)
1999 - 2000 Good News Week ABC TV / Network TEN (Regular Panellist)
1997 - 1998 IMT Nine Network (Writer and Stand Up Appearances)
 
RADIO
2006 Fred MacAulay Show BBC Radio Scotland (Guest during Commonwealth Games OB)
2004 Triple J Breakfast Triple J (Co-host x 1 Week)
2004 Drive SA-FM (Co-host x 3 Weeks)
2003 Broadcasting House BBC Radio 2 (UK) (Stand Up Appearance)
2002 We Say Tomay-to BBC Radio 2 (UK) (Writer and Performer)
2000 - 2003 The Fred MacCaulay Show Radio Scotland (Regular Guest)
2000 Loose Ends BBC Radio 4 (UK) (Regular Guest)
1999 - 2000 Fringe Cuts BBC Radio 4 (UK) (Interview x 2)
1996 - 1997 Gotcha Calls Austereo Network (Writer and Performer)
1996 The Adam Hills Morning Show SA-FM (Host)
1993 - 1996 The Morning Crew SA-FM (Co-host)
1992 The Morning Crew 2Day FM (Writer)
1991 The Doug Mulray Breakfast Show Triple M Sydney (Writer)
** Adam has also made various publicity appearances on a variety of radio networks.
 
LIVE SHOWS – SPICKS AND SPECK-TACULAR
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
 
LIVE SHOWS - SOLO
2007 Joymonger – Solo Show
Thebarton Theatre – Adelaide, Melbourne International Comedy Festival,
Enmore Theatre – Sydney, The Tivoli – Brisbane, Octagon Theatre – Perth,
Edinburgh Fringe 2006
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 and Ireland Tours, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2005 Die On Your Feet – Written and 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
2007 Montreal Comedy Festival
2003 - 2006 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival
(Various appearances including a Gala appearance
and Bubbling With Laughter at Club Soda)
2005 Aspen Comedy Festival
2003 Leicester Comedy Festival
2003 Glasgow Comedy Festival
2003 Hobart Comedy Festival
2002 Manchester Comedy Festival
2001/02/06 Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival
2000 Offshore
2000 Newcastle Comedy Festival (UK)
2000 Smirnoff Comedy Festival – Cape Town, South Africa
1998 - 1999 Murphy’s Ungagged Comedy Festivals – Galway and Dublin 1998, Kinsale 1999
 
AWARDS
2008 2008 TV Week Logie Awards
Nominated for Gold Logie and Most Popular Presenter
2007 GQ Awards
Winner of TV Personality of the Year award
2006 TV Week Logie Awards
Nominated for Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent,
Most Popular New Male Talent, Most Popular Light Entertainment / Comedy Program
(Spicks and Specks) and Most Outstanding Comedy Program (Spicks and 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
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 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.
Adam Hills is exclusively represented by Token Artists.
Contact: Dioni Meliss on 03 9417 4700 or dioni@token.com.au for further details.
Last updated: June 2008

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