Adam Hills is one of Australia’s most respected and recognisable stand up comedians.
Adam made his debut comedy appearance at The Sydney Comedy Store in 1989 at the age of nineteen.
Since then he has spent much of his career working in the UK, appearing in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival consistently since 1997, where he has been nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award an impressive three times. In 2002 he won the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s People’s Choice Award for the show Happy Feet and in 2004 won the Chortle award for Best Compere. Adam has also appeared consistently in festivals around Australia, notably the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival since 1997 and 1998 respectively. His international appearances are numerous including appearances at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (2003 – 2005), the Glasgow Comedy Festival (2003) and the Manchester Comedy Festival (2002) just to name a few.
Adam’s solo shows include Stand Up And Deliver (1997), Life Is Good (1998), My Own Little World (1999), Goody Two Shoes (2000), Go You Big Red Fire Engine (2001), Happy Feet (2002), Cut Loose (2003), Go You Big Red Fire Engine 2 (2004) and Characterful (2006). In 2005 Adam also appeared alongside Alan Brough, Corinne Grant and Steven Gates as a cast member of the Greg Fleet play Die On Your Feet.
Adam has also appeared extensively on radio, both in Australia and the UK. His television credits include three appearances on the World Comedy Tour (Granada), twice as host. He has made regular appearances on many Australian TV shows including Rove Live, The Glass House and Good News Week. More recently he made notable appearances as a backstage interviewer on The Logies Awards in 20005 & 2006. Adam’s television profile however, has soared mainly due to his role as host of the ABC’s successful music quiz show Spicks and Specks since 2005.