An evening spent listening to Adam talk about his life and read from his book
Gulbenkian Theatre – B14 & B15
Adam Hills is one of the most popular comedians in the UK. In addition to his stand-up, he took the UK by storm with his satirical news and talk show on Channel 4 – The Last Leg. Now in its twelfth series, The Last Leg originally ran alongside the 2012 Paralympics and regularly attracts over 1.8 million viewers.
Best Foot Forward tells the story of a life spent in comedy. From the early days of the Sydney Stand-Up scene, to hosting his own radio show in Adelaide, to touring the world and eventually landing on British TV.
Along the way Adam shares some childhood tales, a few backstage blunders, and encounters some fairly famous faces – from Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Connolly, to the guy that sang The Macarena. No, not that guy, the other guy.
It’s a lesson in following your heart, being positive, and discovering that what makes you different also makes you unique.
Adam Hills is an Australian comedian and radio and television presenter. He is best known in Australia for his role hosting the music quiz show Spicks and Specks and the talk show Adam Hills Tonight, and in Britain for hosting The Last Leg.
Briony Gowlett said: ‘The joy of Adam is that he is never nasty, mean-spirited or shocking for effect, but instead it’s his gift for taking on subjects that are notoriously hard to tackle – and somehow making them funny – that has endeared him to audiences. We’re delighted to be publishing his first book.’
Adam said: ‘Whenever I’d tell my comedy stories to people, they’d say “You should write them down in a book”. I’m just so grateful that finally one of those people was a publisher.’