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Adam Hills – Clown Heart (Off The Kerb Productions by arrangement with Lisa Richards Agency)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

Adam Hills

Gosh, Adam Hills is a nice, nice, nice man. His sell-out crowd clearly adores him, immediately going along with the (admittedly shambolic) audience participation at the start, as he unsuccessfully attempts to call an audience member’s wife. But it’s once the material starts properly that Hills really shows his talent as a comedian. Taking the potentially grim themes of cancer and death, he skilfully combines humour with genuine affection. As he talks about scattering his father’s ashes and “kicking cancer in the dick”, his joy and enthusiasm are infectious. Though it got dangerously close to mawkish at times, Hills is nevertheless a natural funnyman. ‘Clown Heart’ is a show with plenty of clowning, and tonnes of heart.

Assembly Hall, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5