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BY Kelly Black - Token | 08-Feb-2013
ON SALE MONDAY 11 FEBRUARY, 9AM - Adam Hills is back from the UK and will be hitting the road with a national tour of Happyism - his highly anticipated first solo show in three years. Happyism will debut at the iconic Princess Theatre during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival then head to Hobart, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney.
Adam Hills

One of our greatest comedy exports, Adam had a mammoth 2012. The 2012 European summer culminated in the greatest Paralympic Games ever. Adam Hills was front and centre of this historic moment as the host of Channel 4’s The Last Leg, a daily and different review of the ground-breaking coverage of the Games, challenging the perceptions of disability. The success of The Last Leg gave rise to Adam hosting Channel 4's alternative to the Queen's Christmas Day message at the end of last year – a first for an Australian. Adam Hills is also the only Australian to have ever had his own stand-up show on UK TV, Channel 4’s Adam Hills Stand Up Live (2012).

Hills has been a prolific force on Australian TV - a five time Gold Logie nominee and host of two hit ABC1 shows, Spicks and Specks and Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight. But when Adam isn’t dominating the Australian TV landscape he is usually travelling in the world, mic in hand, in his day job as a globetrotting stand-up comedian.

On returning to Australia with his brand new live stand-up show Adam said:

"I'm happiest when I'm on stage doing stand-up comedy. I grew up idolising Billy Connolly, Bill Cosby and Robin Williams. All I ever wanted to be was a stand-up comic. It's time to dust off the notebook, start panicking, and get back out on tour again. Doing what makes me happy"

Having been nominated for its top gong three times, Adam is a favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the biggest comedy festival in the world, selling out houses and landing rave reviews. He is generally based in London for the second half of the year touring the UK, Ireland and Europe and the prestigious Montréal Just For Laughs festival, where he has performed more times than any other comedian.

The Last Leg is currently on air Wednesday’s at 9:30pm on ABC1 and Adam will be back fronting Adam Hills Tonight later in the year.

It’s only a matter of time before we lose Adam Hills to the world - so get in quick!

"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. Four Stars” The Scotsman

"Hills never fails to impress. He is just astonishingly good at what he does" Chortle, UK

Venue: Wrest Point Entertainment Centre
Address: 410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay
Date: Saturday 27 April (AUSLAN interpreted)
Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: All tix $48
Bookings: tixtas.com.au or 1300 795 257

Venue: Convention & Exhibition Centre, Great Hall
Address: Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Bank
Dates: Friday 14 June (AUSLAN interpreted)
Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: All tix $48
Bookings: ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Venue: Perth Convention Exhibition Centre
Address: 21 Mounts Bay Rd
Dates: Friday 3 May (AUSLAN interpreted)
Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: All tix $48
Bookings: ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Venue: Thebarton Theatre
Address: 112 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville
Dates: Saturday 29 June (AUSLAN interpreted)
Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: All tix $48
Bookings: venuetix.com.au, (08) 8225 8888

Venue: National Convention Centre, Royal Theatre
Address: 31 Constitution Ave
Dates: Saturday 1 June (AUSLAN interpreted)
Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: All tix $48
Bookings: ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Venue: Enmore Theatre
Address: 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown
Dates: Friday 12 July, Saturday 13 July (Sat AUSLAN interpreted)
Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: All tix $50
Bookings: ticketek.com.au 132 849 or (02) 9550 3666

**already on-sale**

Venue: Princess Theatre
Address: 163 Spring St
Dates: Thu 11th – Sun 21st April (No show Mon 15th April)
Time: Tue – Sat 7:00pm, Sun 8:45pm
Ticket Prices: Full $49, Preview (11 Apr) & Tuesdays $45
Bookings: www.comedyfestival.com.au or Ticketmaster 1300 660 013 or at the door
AUSLAN interpreted performances: Sun 14th & 21st April