Adam Hills

Adam Hills


7/10/1970, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Birth Name

Adam Hills


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Adam Hills is quickly becoming known as one of Australia's most talented, successful, and best-travelled comedians. He was born in 1970, and in his shows often talks about growing up in the 70s and 80s.

Before beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, Adam worked as a stage-hand…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Adam co-hosted the 2007 Logies with Dave Hughes and Fifi Box

    • Adam was voted the "Most Under Acknowledged TV Personality" in the 2007 Fugly Awards.

    • Adam was voted the "Most spankable male TV personality" in the 2007 Fugly Awards.

    • Adam has his own myspace page at, which he regularly updates with blogs, infor about gigs, and other useful facts.

    • 2006: Released his debut DVD Live in the Suburbs.

    • Adam sang his song Working Class Anthem on an episode of Spicks and Specks, and why not considering who the guests that week were. One was Scott Edgar, who recorded it with him, and he accompanied Adam with vocals and guitar. The other big-name guest was Jimmy Barnes, who sang the original song, Working Class Man. Jimmy did his trade mark yell at the appropriate place in the song.

    • Adam hosted the backstage segments of the 2006 TV WEEK Logie Awards.

    • According to the ABC website, Adam's favourite film is Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.

    • Adam often has an Auslan sign interpreter at his shows.

    • Adam's stand-up routines have been known as Goody Two Shoes, Go You Big Red Fire Engine and Characterful. His 2008 performances is titled Inflatable.

    • Dressed as Adam Ant to perform a gig with the Scared Weird Little Guys in 2005. The performance was video taped and shown on an episode of Spicks and Specks which had a segment on men in make-up.

    • Adam Hills has released a cd, entitled "Go You Big Red Fire Engine" of his 2002 comedy show.

    • In 2003, Adam Hills put the words of the Australia National Anthem to the tune of Jimmy Barnes' "Working Class Man." It was recorded with various Australian comedians, and the proceeds of cd sales go towards helping the fire brigade. Some of the comedians involved were The Scared Weird Little Guys, Mark Trevorrow, Paul McDermott, Libbi Gore, Tripod, Greg Fleet and Steady Eddie.

    • Adam's common phrase, and the name of one of his shows, "Go you big red fire engine" comes from a show he did, when an audience member yelled it out. Adam's mission has since been to have it appear as often as possible. So far the phrase has appeared in Parliament House, on radio, tv, and t-shirts.

    • Adam Hills is a big fan of Adam Ant, and had impersonated him in a gig with The Scared Weird Little Guys. Adam Hills met Adam Ant in England. It turns out Adam Ant is an admirer of Adam Hills as well, and contacted him through a mutual friend.

    • Was the MC for the Gala 2006 - Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, 2006.

    • Nominated for Most Popular New Male Talent and the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent at the 2006 Logie Awards - the Australian TV awards.

    • Adam was born with only one foot. His gigs have been known to feature his prosthesis.

  • Quotes

  • Hilarious...

    I'm not usually one for stand up comedians, but Adam Hills is an exception. I absolutely love him on spicks and specks and in the numerous stand up gigs that i've seen him in. Spicks and Specks would seriously be nothing without him. It's such a shame the commercial market hasn't given him much of a chance (up until now!). I love the random titbits he comes up with on the show, they're hilarious. He's much funnier than rove, at least in my opinion. It should be very interesting to see how he tackles the logies this year! I will definitely be watching.moreless
  • Go you big red fire engine!!!

    I love Adam Hills. I find his comedy great, he has an interesting take on the world and himself, he's Australian, and he's pretty damn cute too. Another thing I really love about Adam is that he doesn't find the need to say f*** 10 times in one sentence, as many comedians these days do. It doesn't add anything to a show, so why do it? It's the reason I am not a great fan of comedians like Huesey or Wil Anderson. Now I'm not saying Adam never swears - he does. But not over the top, not all the time.

    Adam Hills' comedy is funny, relevant, he takes the piss out of the English, the Americans, the New Zealanders, and, yes, out of the Australians. All things a comedian needs to do!

    I wish Adam all the best in the future, especialy with the Logies.

    Go You Big Red Fire Engine!moreless