Adam Hills - Joymonger
dam Hills might very possibly be the nicest man in the world. While many comedians profess to love their audience, few begin a gig by shaking hands with long-term fans in the front row and end by leading a round of applause for the theatre's staff. Fewer still pull off the trick of being genuinely funny into the bargain.
But then Australian Hills, a veteran of programmes such as Mock the Week, has been at this game a long time.
The premise of his current show is his struggle to relax and appreciate the ridiculousness of everyday life.
In jeans and an open-neck shirt, he delivers his acute observations in the manner of someone who, having wandered into a strange bar, effortlessly begins entertaining the locals.
Among many anecdotal nuggets, Hills offers up the intriguing prospect of Israelis and Palestinians bonding through a shared love of Bon Jovi. Throughout, his canny control of his material and winning way with an accent confirm him as a class act.
- 1 Broads Authority moves to prosecute pub over caravans - again
- 2 Part of A47 closed in both directions after crash
- 3 See inside this idyllic family home up for sale with NO nearby neighbours
- 4 EXCLUSIVE: The faces behind City's prospective US investment
- 5 Man claims supermarket fuel was contaminated as he reveals £200 repair bill
- 6 Former coastal restaurant up for auction
- 7 Thousands expected to attend huge four-day steam extravaganza
- 8 M&S to close 32 stores as part of move away from town centres
- 9 Motorcylist in 50s in hospital with serious injuries after tyre shop crash
- 10 Multiple fire crews tackle farm blaze overnight
Hills is arguably supremely
engaging rather than side-splittingly hilarious. Going to see him may well be habit-forming.