Adam Hills is Inflatable!
|Adam Hills is the host Spicks & Specks ABC TV and a widely popular stand up comedian. Adam performed his new show Inflatable’s – after the Inflatable boy/school joke – at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, (Brisbane(Powerhouse) and its still relevant in a world of reality television, double-speaking politicians and crimes against the English. Adam realised there are two kinds of people inflators and deflators, especially after the Beijing Paralympics, where everyone had a disability, including Adam, but that’s his story and he is happy to share it with you.|
My friend had never heard of Adam Hills, he doesn’t even own a TV, so he was in for a pleasant surprise. Adam is an amazing man and a brilliant comedian. Billy Connolly said he would be the next hottest thing in comedy and so did the Edinburgh Festival which has nominated him for the Perrier Award (the highest comedy accolade) three times.
He has a genuine desire to get people involved in his shows and make them happy. He connects with the audience within the first few minutes on stage and when he does single out an audience member, they’re always going to have a great time – being chosen for fun, not ridicule, often going home feeling like a rock star or at least a boy band. Adams enthusiasm is infectious, especially with the Auslan interpreter, (Linda) which means all the rude words get spelled out, so you get to laugh twice.
This is stand up comedy at it’s best. Adam says “I really enjoy making Spicks & Specks, but I really love doing stand up comedy. I can’t wait to get the stage to myself, and to be allowed to say some rude words occasionally.” His finale includes a version of the National Anthem sung to the tune of Working Class Man. Barnesy never sounded this good, try listening to that song now without changing the words. Whoa Whoa oo Advance Australia Fair!
See Adam today before he gets too famous, he is a huge star on the rise. Go you big red fire engine!
Tour Dates: (Check Adam Hill website for more details)
INFLATABLE 20 & 21 March 9.00pm
ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL
Thebarton Theatre 8255 8888 or 1300 FRINGE (374 643)
INFLATABLE 27 & 28th March 7.00pm
Canberra Theatre Centre,
Canberra Ticketing 6275 2700
INFLATABLE 2 – 12 April
(no shows Mondays) 9.00pm Tue – Sat, 8.00pm Sun
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2009
Comedy Theatre 132 849
INFLATABLE 1 – 2 May 9.30pm
SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL
Enmore Theatre 02 9550 3666
INFLATABLE 8th May
(1 night only!) 7.30pm HOBART
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre
1300 795 257
INFLATABLE 21 – 24 May 7.00pm
Octagon Theatre – 08 9484 1133
Written By: Lisa Lamb