Adams Hills will pay a fleeting visit to the Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, on the 21st October as he continues his first tour in three years – so far, so good – except there is a TWIST. Yes, that’s right, a TWIST!
This is no regular stand-up comedy show from the loveable Aussie-turned-honourable-Brit (whether he likes that title or not) for Hills is presenting chapters of his best-selling autobiography ‘Best Foot Forward; released earlier this year, the book received critical acclaim, with the reader treated to Hills’ trademark biting observational witticisms as he talks candidly about his life in comedy.
Having performed stand-up for some 30 years, now, there are plenty of tales for the comedian to cram into 368 pages and you’d imagine there’s enough stock for a second volume down the line! The tour itself, then, allows you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the host of The Last Leg as he guides you through the funniest collection of stories he has to offer.
It’s not just fun and games, mind, with Hills opening up – whilst remaining relatively light-hearted – about some of the trials and tribulations he has had to go through over the course of life because, as we know, you don’t just go straight in at award-winning TV gigs, there’s a graft to the game!
Away from comedy, Hills’ talks you through his childhood, the bizarre sides of having a prosthetic leg as well as a strange encounter with the man who sang The Macarena (Los Del Rio, obviously).
The Guardian says, of Hills, he “delivers stand up so effortlessly brilliant you wonder why some comedians even get out of bed” and with his latest tour delivering more of the same brilliance we’ve come to know, expect and love from the 48 year old, there is simply no excuse for missing him – aside from, POSSIBLY, a wedding. But that’s only possibly.
Adam Hills’ Book Tour: Best Foot Forward arrives at The Gulbenkian, for one night only, on Sunday October 21st @ 20.00 with tickets on sale for £15.00