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A Bex And A Good Lie Down

Hello

 

I just thought I’d write a wee blog to explain why, after nine years of hosting my own shows on Australian TV, I have decided not to present Adam Hills Tonight for ABC1 in 2014.

 

Basically, I need a rest. More to the point, I need a break. I fear that in trying to combine a career on UK TV as well as one in Australia, I am in danger of, to put it simply, running out of funny. I love what I do, and am very lucky to do it, but it is also important to recharge every now and then. As a comedian you can’t talk about life if you don’t have one, and at the moment my life consists of planes, trains, cars, TV studios, and stages. Like I said, I love every minute of it, but I also need some time away from it to come up with something new and funny to say.

 

Added to all this is the fact that my wife and I are expecting our second child any day, and I don’t want to be so busy making other people laugh that I don’t make my own daughters happy.

 

The mere fact that I will be the father of two girls means I will need to get back to work as soon as possible, in order to pay for whatever outrageous demands teenagers will have in 2023, so rest assured I will be banging on the ABC’s door before the end of the year with a whole laptop full of new ideas, and may even resurrect Adam Hills Tonight in 2015 if anyone will let me.

 

I am so grateful to the ABC, and more importantly to the viewers, for letting me have the TV career I have had thus far, and I can assure you this is not a decision I have taken lightly.

 

I will still be on Aussie TV screens in 2014 with The Last Leg, which Channel 4 in the UK have commissioned for at least another two series, and I am also talking to Channel 4 about some new ideas (some theirs, some mine) which may also make it back to Australia. Plus I have plans for another stand up tour in 2015, so I’m certainly still going to be knocking around.

 

For now though, (and I’ll be honest, I’m not even sure how many people will feel the need to read this blog) I’d like to reiterate how thankful I am for the way things panned out – from Spicks and Specks to Gordon St to AHT – and I have never taken any of it for granted.

 

Oh, and by the way, I am very happy that Spicks and Specks is to be regenerated. We always felt there was life in the old dog, and I wish Josh, Ella and Adam all the best for a successful run.

 

Again, I feel very lucky for the career I’ve had – I just don’t want to get to the end of it and wish I had taken some time to enjoy it.

 

That’s all for now,

Adam

299 Comments

  • Myrna

    27.11.2013 at 15:07 Reply

    Thanks For everythign Adam, and congratulations on the forthcoming birth of your second daughter. I *know* there will be loads of material from day one of the sisters meeting eachother. have a notebook ready, and a camera, and a video camera. these moments are pure joy.

  • Jo

    27.11.2013 at 15:07 Reply

    good luck to you Adam…your family need you now. Look forward to seeing again at Theby (Adelaide) sometime in the future.

  • Lara Lamb

    27.11.2013 at 15:07 Reply

    nothing more important than those girls…
    (congratulations!)

  • Sally

    27.11.2013 at 15:07 Reply

    Oh no – I am a little heart broken about this, I miss seeing you on our TV screens regularly. However, I totally understand your decision, and applaud you for taking a break both for yourself and your family.

  • BILKO

    27.11.2013 at 15:08 Reply

    Enjoy the break m8! I have always loved how you do comedy without belittling people. Long may you reign Hillsy!
    (From a radio hack who appreciates that you can make it BIG outside the studio)

  • Kathy Newman

    27.11.2013 at 15:10 Reply

    Enjoy your break Adam. Don’t doubt that you will be missed, we miss you already. Good luck with the new bub. Keep smiling!! :)

  • anne-marie

    27.11.2013 at 15:10 Reply

    I have always enjoyed your humour where ever i am lucky enough to see it. I look forward to seeing you again on Oz TV but I’ll keep an eye out for whatever I can pick up on Foxtel. Enjoy your daughters, they are young for such a brief time. May the angel of laughter watch over you and yours till we see you again. cheers AM

  • Rose Lewis

    27.11.2013 at 15:11 Reply

    Adam, I recon a lot of people will read this blog. They will miss you, as will I. But I wish you a wonderful break from the grind. Congrats on the upcoming birth of your daughter. As always, you have given me more laughs i.e. teenagers in 2023! I have to say Thank YOU. You are entitled to take time away with your family and rejuvenate. I’ll be watching out for The Last Leg in 2014 and more afterwards. May this crazy world continue to give you fodder for the funnies! Regards and best wishes, Rose

  • Chris Barron

    27.11.2013 at 15:12 Reply

    At 62 I have come to realise that family & friends are more important than material possessions, you can’t replay your life to catch up on the moments you’ve missed in your children’s lives. Enjoy them while you can, take time for yourself & your wife & good luck for the future, hope we’re not going to lose you to England.

  • Brett

    27.11.2013 at 15:12 Reply

    Hi Adam,

    I eagerly gobble up any product you place on my TV, my wife and I thoroughly enjoy Adam Hills Tonight as much as we did Spicks and Specks.

    Enjoy your break, marvel in your daughters’ and hopefully we’ll see you in our TV soon.

  • Elda

    27.11.2013 at 15:13 Reply

    Rest up and hope to see you again real soon

  • rileywinters

    27.11.2013 at 15:14 Reply

    mate take the time u need just knowing the last leg is coming bak am happy

  • Craig Coombes

    27.11.2013 at 15:14 Reply

    I thank you eternally for providing my story an opportunity to be seen and heard! I can honestly say if not for you my life may have finished as predicted a while back! Im now proud to call you ‘friend’ and you deserve all good things in life! Enjoy your time with your family, its very important, i speak with authority on this subject! Thank you Adam Hills a true gentleman!!

  • Bri Hills

    27.11.2013 at 15:15 Reply

    Congratulations Adam for recognising the need to take a break and also on the impending arrival of daughter #2! We just had our second little Hills girl, if your oldest is anything like ours she will be giving you plenty to laugh about! Enjoy the long service leave, we look forward to seeing you when you’re ready to return!

  • Jane

    27.11.2013 at 15:15 Reply

    Congrats on making a difficult decision. Sometimes a break is what we all need. Good luck with the UK shows and the new baby. Will look forward to seeing you live again in 2015. Thanks for the laughs

  • Lynne

    27.11.2013 at 15:16 Reply

    All good wishes to you and your expanding family.
    Enjoy your refresh.
    Have caught up with ‘The Last Leg’ where you seem to be able to get away with just a little bit more.
    Still smiling about frogs from seeing you live @Enmore. A much appreciated birthday gift.
    Looking forward to your new horizons.

  • Nic

    27.11.2013 at 15:17 Reply

    Just remember to touch the frog. Best of luck!

  • Belinda

    27.11.2013 at 15:17 Reply

    See you in 2015 Mr Hills

  • Bryan Bennett

    27.11.2013 at 15:18 Reply

    Thanks for explaining, not that you needed to. I love what you do and you as a person. As long as you are still on the box, I’m happy. All the best for the birth of your new baby girl. The ABC won’t be the same though!

  • Michelle

    27.11.2013 at 15:18 Reply

    We are huge fans, and we sincerely wish you all the very best with the birth of your second daughter. Enjoy the time you have with your children, you only get it once. We’ll be here waiting, still huge fans, upon your return :)

  • LucasHipkins

    27.11.2013 at 15:18 Reply

    It’s not going to be the same without ya mate. Please come back in 2015, and all the best in the UK.

  • Rod Williams

    27.11.2013 at 15:18 Reply

    Thank you for your wonderful output and insight on what it is to be Australian. Spick and Specks is one of my 86 year old mum’s favourite shows, have a great year spending time with your precious ones. Look forward to catching you in 2015

  • Paul

    27.11.2013 at 15:19 Reply

    Enjoy your break! We look forward to seeing you back better than ever soon.

  • Regan

    27.11.2013 at 15:19 Reply

    Hey Adam, good for you for putting your little family first. the most important thing about looking back is that when you get to that “looking back” point, you are able to have the lovely “remember when the girls did ……., or remember the way their little eyes eould scunch up when they yawn”. Never apologise for wanted to be a better parent. You only get one go so you don’t wanna fuck it up.

    Cheers to you for an amazing 2014.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family

  • Denise

    27.11.2013 at 15:21 Reply

    Good on you! After taking the energy for growing a mo in Movember – supporting and raising awareness of men’s health issues – good to know you can take time for your own. Well done. Enjoy the beautiful girls (ours give us plenty to laugh about!). Enjoy those moments where you can sit up on the bike, and let go the handlebars!

  • Bunty

    27.11.2013 at 15:22 Reply

    You will be missed Adam but admire you for putting family first.
    Adam in Gordon street was so much fun. This older person loves you. Xxx

  • Pete

    27.11.2013 at 15:23 Reply

    Enjoy the time off big fella. The break will do a lot of good and you can work on the dad jokes, as a father of 3 girls you will need it. Go play some golf and enjoy the family time. Thanks for the laughs… pete

  • Kylie

    27.11.2013 at 15:23 Reply

    Yes – you need a break! Especially after seeing you essentially overnight between UK & Australia throughout the year.

    Enjoy the rest and all the time with your wife and girls.

    Will look forward to a rejuvenated Adam in a couple of years!

  • mrspea

    27.11.2013 at 15:24 Reply

    Adam, great job opportunities will come and go but you only get one shot at being with your family. I have a lot of respect for you for having your priorities sorted. Since having kids my husband have done a constant juggling act trying to get the work/life balance right – & it has certainly involved some tough choices and sacrifices on the career front by both of us. I feel good knowing that my family is getting ‘the best of me’ – not the exhausted, stressed, cranky one they got when I was taking on too much at work. In turn, I do much better work when I am happy with how the family is travelling. Look forward to the next project Mr Hills! :)

  • Wendy

    27.11.2013 at 15:24 Reply

    My husband & I will miss you as you, we enjoyed Spicks & Specks and your shows, Adam Hills tonight and Gordon Street.
    Congratulations to you and your wife for your new baby.
    Enjoy whatever you do in England & I look forward to seeing when it is on Aussie TV.

  • Sally

    27.11.2013 at 15:25 Reply

    Good on you Adam for taking time out for you and your family. We will all miss you and can’t wait for your return to our screens in 2015. As a mother of 2 teenagers you will need to keep working for awhile believe me!!! Thanks for all the laughs you have given my family and I over the years. Can’t wait to see what a year off will bring! Enjoy your family, Cheers, Sally

  • Deb

    27.11.2013 at 15:25 Reply

    Just make sure you do come back and do some things in Oz. Much as I love the shows you do in England, I don’t actually want you to become a Pom. Best luck with your girls – you’re going to need it, and patience, and money, and unlimited mobile plans, and unlimited internet plans, and…………….

  • Cameron Gardner

    27.11.2013 at 15:25 Reply

    All the best for you Adam!

  • Donna

    27.11.2013 at 15:26 Reply

    Understanding now why you have made your decision. Yes we all need a break from things and you definitely deserve one.
    Good luck with your next baby and enjoy being a dad & hubby.
    Although I will miss seeing & hearing you, I look forward to your return after 2015.

  • flojo71

    27.11.2013 at 15:26 Reply

    Enjoy the break see you in 2015 :)

  • Jenna

    27.11.2013 at 15:27 Reply

    Sad to hear that Adam Hills Tonight will not be returning in 2014. But I completely understand why. We all need a break, no matter how much we love our job. All the best for the pending arrival of your daughter. Have a restful 2014 and hope to see you in 2015!

  • Rhonda

    27.11.2013 at 15:27 Reply

    will be here when you come back. enjoy your life :)

  • Nell

    27.11.2013 at 15:28 Reply

    Congratulations Adam! All the best for your year off & enjoy the time with your family. Hurry back in 2015 – you will be sorely missed :)

  • Brenda

    27.11.2013 at 15:30 Reply

    Congratulations on your new baby. Wise decision, it is important to recharge in order not to burnout. You need time with your family. We will miss you and I look forward to see you again in the near future.
    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year with your family, Adam.

  • Reenah

    27.11.2013 at 15:30 Reply

    Congratulations on your new little girl,
    You are such an amazing man.
    I wish you and your family all the very best for the future, and i reckon your wife and two girls are the luckiest women around, to have a considerate and loving father such as you in their lives.
    For now, i’ll just watch you on youtube…
    Don’t become a stranger, Australia loves you!
    xxx

  • Vanessa Maguire

    27.11.2013 at 15:31 Reply

    Dear Adam
    Thank you for all of the laughs. You are truly one of the funniest men ever.

    I am glad that you are taking a break – I would hate for you to be tarnished by being unfunny.

    Looking forward to 2015.

  • Simon Quigley

    27.11.2013 at 15:32 Reply

    Good on ya mate. As an Aussie living in Canada, I keep up with your career when I can, and I’ve always been impressed. As you say, you need to have a life to talk about life, and so it sounds like you’re making a good decision, so you can come back and entertain us with some new stuff in a year.

    Thanks mate.

  • Libby

    27.11.2013 at 15:34 Reply

    Hi Adam,

    I always enjoy watching your shows with my fiance , we will be sad to not see you as much on tv but i can totally understand and relate to you. Your kids and your wife are top priority now that is very admirable. As sad as it is to read your blog , i appreciate that you were willing to take the time out to let us all know , and to let us have our responses as well .. who knows maybe you may already start getting some ideas loll … All the best with your family , and the birth of your second daughter , i look forward to seeing you again soon . All the best .

    Libby &Gordon

  • Mandy

    27.11.2013 at 15:35 Reply

    Sounds like a good plan, dude. Congratulations on becoming a father (again)!

  • Jan Sampson

    27.11.2013 at 15:35 Reply

    Congratulations to you and your family Adam, enjoy this special time together. We look forward to watching you in 2015.

  • Greta

    27.11.2013 at 15:35 Reply

    In a world where we are more over-worked than ever, I tip my hat to you, sir! Thanks for being wise enough to know when it is time to hit ‘pause’ to recharge – you set a grand example for all the dads (and mums!) out there who struggle with ‘self care’ (and as a result, sadly miss the miracle that is a growing, loving family).
    Can’t wait to see you re-energised and full of new funnies in 2015 – until then, I’ll enjoy The Last Leg and raise a glass to you.

  • Leni

    27.11.2013 at 15:35 Reply

    Good luck with the birth of your daughter. What marvelous times ahead for you. Must say I will miss you, and are such a talented man. It is a bit upsetting to hear that you will still be working in the UK while we miss you here. Saw your show in Canberra. My whole body ached from laughing so much.
    Any way, enjoy your beautiful young growing family, those times are so special.
    See you when you come back. : ) xxxxxxxxxx

  • Jethro Heller

    27.11.2013 at 15:38 Reply

    Thanks for all of your talent and entertainment….I look forward to hearing your perspectives upon your return. Enjoy love and life mate, you deserve it.

  • Linda

    27.11.2013 at 15:38 Reply

    Self-preservation, what a marvellous idea! I wish you and your family all good things, I’m kinda hoping we’ll see you as a guest on Spicks and Specks. xx

  • Livonne

    27.11.2013 at 15:39 Reply

    Congratulations on the impending birth of another gorgeous little girl. What sets you apart from so many celebrities is how down to earth you are and how you actually don’t take it all for granted. This is evident with how you’ve chosen to let your viewers know the reasons. You’re a breath of fresh air on tv. I love the Last Leg and am glad it’s returning .. Look forward to seeing you on other shows in the future and of course all the reruns of Spicks and Specks.. Cheers Adam..

  • Jodi R

    27.11.2013 at 15:42 Reply

    You will be sadly missed but at the same time I respect and admire you for making the choice to look after yourself and spend more time with your young family. They are only little for such a short time – enjoy it I say.
    Sometimes it is hard to find balance and do all the things we would like to do in life, to be honest I don’t think any of us will get to do all the things we would like to if we have a vivid imagination and a willingness to dream. The beauty is that we will do more than we would have done if we hadn’t been willing to dream.
    As you have been saying “Touch the frog” – don’t let other people’s expectations or your own doubts stop you from following your heart and doing amazing things. Spending time with your daughters and shaping them into the amazing people they will grow up to be is surely a “Touch the Frog” special opportunity. Grab it with both hands and celebrate the wonder, the laughter, the memories and the sleep deprivation :)
    You know we will all be here waiting for you to share your insights when you are ready to return.
    Lots and lots of love, happiness and laughter
    Jodi

  • Ruth

    27.11.2013 at 15:43 Reply

    Congrats Adam on second child, as the parent of two daughters I think you are wise. My husband and I chose to be poorer financially so that we could both spend time with our kids while they were small and liked us. A man who works so hard and is obviously genuinely nice will always find more opportunities. Enjoy.

  • Deb

    27.11.2013 at 15:43 Reply

    Hi Adam,

    Congratulations on a bloody healthy perspective on life. I hope you enjoy your well-deserved break and that your family enjoy having you around more. Love your work, love your kindness and your quick wit.

  • Rod

    27.11.2013 at 15:43 Reply

    Sad news Adam. Totally respect your decision.
    Best of luck with your future projects.

    Rod

    PS. Love all your work.

  • Helen

    27.11.2013 at 15:49 Reply

    Thanks so much for taking the time to explain, You are the only comedian I will go out of my way to watch or listen to. I will miss Adam Hills Live but I am delighted that you can make time for your family and hope you enjoy your new daughter – I’m sure having two girls will give you plenty of material! I love the Last Leg and got a real laugh out of the Chatty Man’s image of a Russian spy following you around poking you in the leg with an umbrella, saying, “Vhy von’t he DIE?!”

    God bless you and your family

  • Warren

    27.11.2013 at 15:49 Reply

    Good luck and take some time to enjoy life and loved ones. I know you wont sit still for long and that this break will be a good thing for you. All the best and look forward to hearing from you again when the time is right.

  • Aaron

    27.11.2013 at 15:49 Reply

    Good on ya Adam, enjoyed everything you’ve done and thanks for all the laughs. Good luck for the future and enjoy the extra time with your family. You’re a top bloke and look forward to seeing you back on the ABC or elsewhere in the future. Cheers!!

  • Matt

    27.11.2013 at 15:49 Reply

    Thanks for the many nights of laughter and good on you for making what is always a difficult decision if you love what you do. Enjoy the break, rest, relax, enjoy the time with your kids and I look forward to you making a return in the near future.

  • Jud

    27.11.2013 at 15:49 Reply

    Happy Hiatus!
    We’ll be on the look out for you in 2015. Mind you, we’re moving to Quebec, so we’ll have to wait for Just for Laugh to see you there… (oh, and congratulations too!)

  • Lynn

    27.11.2013 at 15:50 Reply

    Have loved all the places I’ve seen you. Take care of your health, and your family. We will be waiting for your return most eagerly.

  • Leigh

    27.11.2013 at 15:51 Reply

    You have kept me entertained for so many years now that I fear I may suffer withdrawls from not seeing you (thank god for ABC2 repeats of Spicks & Specks) but as the mother of two daughters (1 teen & 1 pre-teen) i can totally relate to the need to be there for your family. I wish a joyous year and a Merry Christmas and a great new year, but Mr Hills should you take longer than a year to come back to my tv screen I shall hunt you down and force you to do a standup routine everyday in my house until you return. :*

  • Stroganoff

    27.11.2013 at 15:51 Reply

    All the best with the life that is ahead, but you will not run out of funny with two daughters running around.

  • Al

    27.11.2013 at 15:51 Reply

    Goodonya adam!! Thanks for the laughs over the years and we look forward to the ones in the years to come. All the best with the family mate :D :D

  • JessB

    27.11.2013 at 15:51 Reply

    Good on you Adam, for sticking to the most important thing – family!

    People often lose track of their priorities, and I love that yours is making all of your girls laugh. Keep doing that, and everything else will fall into place.

    I’ll keep watching The Last Leg, and see in other places too, I’m sure. All the best to you, and your family.

  • Mel

    27.11.2013 at 15:53 Reply

    Thankyou Adam for all the wonderful entertainment and laughter you have given me over the years. I wish you and your family all the best, your two daughters are lucky to have the privilege to call you thier dad. :)

  • Helga Hernandez-Taylor

    27.11.2013 at 15:53 Reply

    Hi Adam. Good for you. Congrats on the new sprog and bless you for spending more time with your family. I look forward to the new stuff when it comes. I love your work and I am so happy to know you are coming back. I will go and buy some DVD’s now of your stuff and will make do with that for the time being. You’re a star and my son Max just loves you too. Take care and smell the flowers.

  • Sue

    27.11.2013 at 15:53 Reply

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you are up to, I think you might be surprised at how many people are interested. We have loved everything that you have given us so far and I can’t think of any reason that would change in the future. Congratulations on the impending expansion of your family, go and enjoy your girls, these are precious moments you will never get again………
    We will be here when you get back :)

  • tom

    27.11.2013 at 15:54 Reply

    Everybody needs a break.The lure of the U.K. and all its undue attention towards colonials is hard to not lap up.The real challenge is not to become like a Cathy Lette and totally full of their own shit.Personally I can do without more shows with B-grade smiley gays and freaks with hooks for hands instead of real content.I don’t see a great difference laughing at spastics back in the day to laughing along with freaks and queers now.I see smarmy inclusion as a pathology very similar to old spiteful ridicule.Good luck.

  • Aramanth

    27.11.2013 at 15:55 Reply

    Congratulations on the impending arrival! Little girls are fun (I have 2 of them as well, teens now with all the joys that brings). Enjoy the break from Australian TV, have fun coming up with some fresh ideas and we’ll look forward to seeing you on the Small Screen in 2015.

  • Rebecca

    27.11.2013 at 15:56 Reply

    Your girls are very lucky to have you! Will be keenly following your work in 2014 and look forward to your stand up tour in 2015. All the very best and thank you for making us laugh and reminding us what is really important in life.

  • Vicki

    27.11.2013 at 15:57 Reply

    so nice to hear you are putting family first Congrats to you both when you finally see your new little girl and how lucky all three of your little ladies are to have someone in there lives that make them no 1, sad but understand why you need the break we are still watching repeats of spick (looking forward to the new one) love The last Leg and Gordon st hope to see you back as soon as you can, from very proud Australian’s in this house to yours where ever that might be at the time :D
    P.S. I am sure a lot will read this lovely letter from you xx

  • Heather

    27.11.2013 at 15:57 Reply

    Smart man! Enjoy your beautiful family, they grow up too fast. Counting down the days until we see the new projects making sure that every day we “touch the ……. frog” All the best :)

  • Chez

    27.11.2013 at 15:58 Reply

    Huge fan; love your natural approach, stay safe, happy & healthy XXXX

  • Keren

    27.11.2013 at 15:58 Reply

    Sad

  • Donna

    27.11.2013 at 15:59 Reply

    Good on you Adam, rest up, enjoy your daughters, hope to see you on the “box” in the future …ps love the reruns of Spicks and Specks

  • Cara-lyn

    27.11.2013 at 15:59 Reply

    I am sad for me but happy for you. Enjoy your family, children have a nasty habit of growing up very, very quickly. You are a funny man as well as an exceptionally caring and generous one. Wishing all the very best to you and your family :D I will be waiting………….

  • Kathryn Dziubinski

    27.11.2013 at 16:01 Reply

    Dear Adam, do enjoy the well earned rest with your family. You will be missed and thank you for always making me smile. Look forward to the new stuff when you are ready to come back. Hugs K x

  • Sarah

    27.11.2013 at 16:01 Reply

    I’m 18 months in to a career ‘pause’ myself and I have to say – it’s been the best thing I’ve done. Congrats on your second daughter and we’ll be waiting when you feel rested enough to return to your devoted public.

  • Sabrina

    27.11.2013 at 16:02 Reply

    Thanks for the explanation Adam, I appreciate your decision and say that your family are really lucky to have a dad like you. Best of luck with your family and UK work.Enjoy your time with family. I look forward to seeing you on TV again in 2015.

  • Lyn

    27.11.2013 at 16:02 Reply

    Really love your shows &yes its great that you are putting your family first. all the best with the new baby. Looking firward to the newSpicks & Specks still watch the re runs of the original have to say new one will have to be good to measure up to the old one:)
    Cheers Lyn

  • Elletee

    27.11.2013 at 16:03 Reply

    Enjoy your time with your family Adam. I went to a conference a few years ago & they made us play a horrible grown up game, which the moral of at the end of the day – was that you can’t recoup the time you lose with your family because you work too hard. And being close to your kids as they grow up and building a wonderful relationship requires time. I promptly left the conference, went back to my room & cried my eyes out with the realisation of what I had done. I spent long hours building a business – and not with my children. Please don’t make that same mistake.

  • Daina

    27.11.2013 at 16:05 Reply

    Best wishes to you and family and congratulations on your upcoming daughter – we’ll miss you on Aunty next year but hope to see you back refreshed + fired up in 2015.
    And thanks for all the years of great fun and entertainment you have given us so far… :)

  • Megsy

    27.11.2013 at 16:07 Reply

    Totally understand Adam, congrats and all the best with the new bub and family. You are my favourite comedian, thank you for making me laugh when I haven’t felt like it. Looking forward to your return. xx

  • Anne

    27.11.2013 at 16:10 Reply

    Congratulations Adam. Enjoy your family time. Children grow so quickly and you dont want to miss out. Thanks for all the laughs and I look forward to your return in the future. My son and I met you after a show at Sutherland Entertainment Centre. Just wanted to say you are one of the nicest, most down to earth people I have met.

  • Bruce

    27.11.2013 at 16:11 Reply

    Thanks Adam for the enjoyment you have given over the years. Still look forward to watching the re runs of Spics & Specs. Good luck with the family, enjoy them whilst you can.

  • stubobone

    27.11.2013 at 16:12 Reply

    Looks like we still get to see you in the UK. Thank you for making me laugh,all best wishes and good stuff in your life.

  • Tony Betts

    27.11.2013 at 16:15 Reply

    You are doing the right thing. A career you love is a wonderful thing but it will not love you back. Your family will.

  • Leah

    27.11.2013 at 16:16 Reply

    Congratulations adam all the very best for the future and what ever comes your way in terms of fatherhood and being a family man. Love your funniness and your ability to make me smile and how you bring laughter into our lives good luck

  • Karen

    27.11.2013 at 16:16 Reply

    Enjoy your break Adam
    All the best to you and your wife for the new arrival. There will be plenty of material coming just from being a dad to two beautiful girls and living in a houseful of girls with no male support, lol. Australian television will miss you. We look forward to seeing you on the screen with new hilarious material in 2015. Cheers!

  • Janet

    27.11.2013 at 16:17 Reply

    Congratulations on your expanding family – now take the time to enjoy them! You have given us joy for many years (we are still loving the repeats of Spicks and Specks instead of ABC news at 7pm) so feel free to take a break mate. I would love it if you return with Gordon Street; we need Australian variety shows. We will be here, waiting patiently.

  • Therese

    27.11.2013 at 16:18 Reply

    Well said! Self and family must come first, even though we will miss seeing you. All the best.

  • Monica Boland

    27.11.2013 at 16:18 Reply

    Oh Adam! Where to start…. Firstly, congratulations and good luck with the birth of your second daughter. As the oldest of two sisters, I know my dad passes on his sincerest best for your future receding hair line and his advice that a good scotch won’t stop the hormonal avalanche of 3 women in one house, but it will help. So will a dog – a male one!
    Secondly, I know you’ll be back when you’re ready. So I’ll wait and enjoy the new (and endless, thankfully still hilarious no matter how many times they’re repeated, old) Spicks and Specks.
    Family provides a million laughs. Pay attention, take notes and when you’re ready come back and tell us all about it. This really is about you taking time to smell the……I wanted to write roses, but all I can picture is nappies!

  • Adrian

    27.11.2013 at 16:19 Reply

    Have a chilled out 2014 Adam, thanks for the decade of laughs and look forward to a few more :D

  • Stu

    27.11.2013 at 16:19 Reply

    To Big for Us know hey?? Just Like Rove, Dame Edna, and Jamie Redfern…and the Little Fat Kid From Hey Dad ( he joined the Mormons) Deserters the lot of you, That’s what Mike Hussey Did Put his Family First and look at what happened in your adoptive land in the Last Ashes.. Un Australian, you just want to live closer to you Maltese Roots, don’t worry about us mate we will survive we will find others. you are replaceable as his Mike Hussey ( well not quite Yet) Mate, Don Lane has gone Bert’s on the way and now you have bogged off to the UK. and who have we got Grant Fucking Denyer!! see what you have done……Please Adam I promise to be better if you stay I will do anything don’t go please we need you for fucks Sake Matt Newton is coming out of Rehab and you have left a Vacant seat and the music has nearly stopped.. do you feel me dog!! Anyway i suppose we can still be friends and maybe one day… well who knows, Bon Voyage Sweet Prince all the best and we will always have the “Flight Attendant Joke” Miss you already.

  • John Briggs

    27.11.2013 at 16:23 Reply

    I need a break every week from work, I guess that’s why I haven’t left my mark on the world as yet!!! Gonna miss AHT, great show and hope you can return with it in 2015. Enjoy your life, you only have one!

  • ruth

    27.11.2013 at 16:27 Reply

    Great to hear you will have a break Adam, it makes a big difference to your well being in the end .will hang out for you to return in 2015. You are one of my fav comedians, especially being deaf, mind you the signing doesn’t work for me, however subtitles do! Enjoy the break and the time with your family xox

  • lizziebee

    27.11.2013 at 16:28 Reply

    Really enjoy your humour Adam. It’s a bit naughty without degenerating into utter smut. Thanks for the laughs and update and all the best for your future both privately and publically.

  • DFBlokes

    27.11.2013 at 16:28 Reply

    I dunno how much rest you’re going to get, given the new bub and all, but you certainly deserve a cuppa tea and a lie down….Thanks for marrying us last year, and wishing you, Ali and your girls all the best. Much love, Tim and Craig. Oh and, yo’all come back now.

  • Archer Caldwell

    27.11.2013 at 16:34 Reply

    While I wish you well, I’m sad that I only just now discovered you. I’m a fan from the United States and was coming to a close of this current season of AHT and hoping to catch you live, but alas now I will have to wait. Taking time for yourself will make you that much better when you return this year or next. Best wishes to you and your growing family. May the girls have the voice of their mother and the timing of their father.

  • Lyn Belcher

    27.11.2013 at 16:34 Reply

    Thank you for everything, Adam.
    Totally understandable.
    Enjoy your family time.
    Lots of love to you & your family. xx :)

  • Pete

    27.11.2013 at 16:36 Reply

    When I first read the fb post I was angry, which led to disappointment, & on to sadness.
    Then I opened the blog to see what you had to say.
    Fair call..!
    I’m more than satisfied with your explanation of the situation.
    That is all. Carry on.

  • Richard Finlayson

    27.11.2013 at 16:37 Reply

    Adam…Thanks so much your incredible contribution to the ABC in 2013. You’ll be missed by the ABC TV team of course, but particularly by your legions of viewers and fans.

    Best of luck with the impending birth, enjoy the break and make sure you come back to the ABC first with your new swag of ideas.

    Richard Finlayson

  • Vyk

    27.11.2013 at 16:40 Reply

    Hey Adam
    Congrats on the impending new arrival. I hope everything goes smoothly with the delivery and you guys are blessed with a beautiful, healthy & easy baby. I love love love watching your show/s. you and Wil Anderson are two of the funniest blokes in show biz. But you have earned and deserve a break and now is the perfect time to take it. I can’t wait to hear about life with a baby and a little one. So wishing you the best of luck and remember the best is yet to come.
    PS
    As a new mum myself, I’ve found the ‘Dunstans baby language’ invaluable. YouTube it. It’s a baby talk cheat sheet. Awesome.
    Also, don’t forget to get your firstborn a gift from the baby. It will help her to not feel left out with all the attention on baby and mum.
    Blessed be

  • Robyn in The Rat

    27.11.2013 at 16:43 Reply

    Congratulations on a stellar career thus far. Lets just call it Long Service Leave. You’ve certainly earned it, as you must feel like you’ve had several careers happening all at once.
    Enjoy your growing family and here’s to lots of funny observations of small children. There is nothing like watching number one become a big sister.
    Cheers

  • Lisa

    27.11.2013 at 16:44 Reply

    Slightly disappointing news that we won’t have AHT in 2014, but very happy to hear you’ll still be on our screens and that you will be enjoying fatherhood with “double trouble”. Congratulations and thank you for standing up and saying a good number of things that need to be said honestly, with humour and grace. Love your work! xx

  • Sarah

    27.11.2013 at 16:45 Reply

    Such big fans of you and your work Adam. Will be sad not to have some genuine talent on tv but applaud your decision to put family first, nothing more important. Enjoy each day as they grow too quickly. Look forward to seeing you again either on tv or at a stand up performance. All the best to you and your family.

  • Lynne

    27.11.2013 at 16:48 Reply

    Thank you for all the laughs you have given me – your show was always on my must watch. Will continue to catch up with the Last Leg and look forward to seeing what you come with for Aussie TV.
    Congratulations and best wishes to you and your wife on the imminent arrival of your daughter.

  • Kate

    27.11.2013 at 16:48 Reply

    Thanks Adam for all of the laughs and for the explanation. 2014 will be a long one now, but not unbearable knowing you will be back. Enjoy what time off you do get and especially enjoy your daughters. They will only be this little for the shortest time and they will provide you with endless funny things to say. Looking forward to your return.

  • Beryl

    27.11.2013 at 16:52 Reply

    All the very best to you and your family and to your new daughter when she arrives.It has been a great joy and pleasure watching your shows on T.V but your family comes first, look forward in seeing you in the future xx

  • Von

    27.11.2013 at 16:55 Reply

    Excellent idea we’ll all be here when you get back. Being a good father is the most important role you can have. Go well.

  • Cass

    27.11.2013 at 16:55 Reply

    Congratulation on your second child, I hope you make some time to enjoy your children while they are still young and want to spend time with their dad! Thank you for all of the laughs and enjoy your break, it is important to just be still but with two little girls I doubt that will happen!

  • Jim

    27.11.2013 at 16:57 Reply

    Adam, thanks for all the laughs that you have given our household over the years. The UK shows are great but way too short. Good luck to you and the family for Christmas and the New Year.

  • Susylee

    27.11.2013 at 16:58 Reply

    You need too look after yourself first Adam, especially when you have a responsibility toward your family. Don’t give a #fluffyratscrack
    “Keep touching the frog”
    Thank you for your wee blog..
    Adelaide girl
    Besr wishes & looking forward to 2015 from @Susylee1

  • kerry

    27.11.2013 at 16:58 Reply

    Enjoy a well deserved break, although, it doesn’t look like you’re taking too much of break with all that back and forward to the UK ….. but totally applaud your decision of taking the time out to make those little bundles of joyous imps giggle and squeal with delight. “Our’ children are so precious and grow up so fast…. family is #1. You’re one of Australia’s favourite sons and your fans will be waiting to tune back in when your ready. Congratulations to you and your beautiful, talented wife on the new edition to your family and life.

  • Steve

    27.11.2013 at 16:59 Reply

    Adam, Go for it. You are by far the funniest bugger around these days and everyone needs to take a break. Big Tip. Have about 500g of grapes with the bex and a good lie down (and a beverage or 2). You will sleep better. Look forward to whatever you decide to do or not do. You are a dead set legend!

  • Paula & Ross (Russ) Read

    27.11.2013 at 16:59 Reply

    Hi Adam, being one of the lucky ones who got to feature on IGST with you, after my husband secretly organised it for our wedding anniversary, you seem like a genuinely nice bloke. You have proven this by putting your family and not the cash first!!! The decision to take some more time to be with your kids will be one that you will never regret. Enjoy your time in the UK on Last Leg with the lads (I never miss it) and I look forward to booking an audience seat on your return to the ABC. Take care!!!

  • Angie

    27.11.2013 at 17:03 Reply

    Will miss your sunny disposition and a little disappointed that you have decided to stay in England just when the Cricket is getting exciting here. Enjoy your new daughter have a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

  • Catherine

    27.11.2013 at 17:04 Reply

    Will wait in eager anticipation for your return ……. Good decision to support your eife and look after yoyr precious gifts. Happy wife more pleasant life contented kids a life full of love (and it wasn’t supposed to rhyme) Have a great 2014

  • Ann-Marie

    27.11.2013 at 17:06 Reply

    Congrats on the new baby! Look forward to watching the last leg and anything else we get to see. I was at the taping of the 1st Adam hills tonight and look forward to 2015, to grace the halls of the ABC and see whatever you choose to present. Enjoy life

  • Seonaid

    27.11.2013 at 17:10 Reply

    Thanks for the laughs. Congrats on the upcoming birth and looking forward to seeing you back at it after the break. Best wishes.

  • Marion

    27.11.2013 at 17:12 Reply

    Thank you for all your efforts to date Adam. Time to rest and refresh. Life is really too short!

  • Anzacjay

    27.11.2013 at 17:13 Reply

    You will know you are the father of two girls, the way this lady knew she was the mother of two boys…I viewed every girl as a potential kidnapper and I’m sure you will feel the same way about any boys who even look at your daughters…Enjoy you time with your wife and the new little one, and come back to Aussie screens fit and healthy…Stay safe and what a wonderful Christmas present for your eldest little girl…She will have a live baby doll to play with….

  • Rhonda Johnson

    27.11.2013 at 17:14 Reply

    Thank You for e everything you have done so far Adam. I have enjoyed it all. But Family must be first. Good Luck in all that you undertake in the future. I will be waiting and keeping an eye out for you . Kindest Regards
    Rhonda xx

  • Joke

    27.11.2013 at 17:15 Reply

    Hi Adam, we will miss not having you on. You are one very special bloke and interesting. Recently I entered you as my preferred guest to a dinner party -competition- as I am sure you would be able to keep the whole table entertained and make it a funny and interesting evening. Have not heard if I won the competition, but in any case I wish you lots of fun with your growing family and see you back on the ABC next year!

  • Shannon

    27.11.2013 at 17:17 Reply

    As a parent of two (soon to be three) girls, I applaud you for this decision! Congratulations on the growing family and look forward to seeing you again at some point, when it is right for you. :-)

  • Ann

    27.11.2013 at 17:20 Reply

    Thanks Adam, bex and a good good lie down sounds in order!

  • Rebecca Mair

    27.11.2013 at 17:21 Reply

    This old duck is going to miss you. Family comes first. Take the time to be with your girls they grow up so fast.

  • Wendy

    27.11.2013 at 17:22 Reply

    Oh Adam you so deserve a break! And having another little one in the house may mean you don’t get much of that for some time :) We will miss you very much (you are seriously the only decent thing left on TV these days other than QI) so I can’t say that I won’t pine for your return. PS Could you make ABC show The Last Leg a little earlier? I have a baby girl myself and cannot stay up too late these days if I’m going to survive the night and following day!

  • Forever Skint

    27.11.2013 at 17:22 Reply

    2 girls. Same as me. Best of Luck!

  • Kim Power

    27.11.2013 at 17:23 Reply

    Adam, you are a great guy with a huge heart. I love your work but I’d prefer you to be around for the long haul. I hope you know how important a dad is to his kids. You are the template for all the men they will love. Taking time out just proves you are creating a great one for them. They will blossom in your love. Have a joyous time out, such as it is with all those UK shows, and come back refreshed.

    Ps. So will your wife ;-)

  • Stuart

    27.11.2013 at 17:24 Reply

    Well said, Congratulations & Good luck to you.

  • Lynda

    27.11.2013 at 17:26 Reply

    Enjoy the time with your family Adam. Recharge your batteries. Comedy needs you. All the best.

  • Yvon

    27.11.2013 at 17:28 Reply

    Bummer for us but good for you! mind you, still a bit disappointed the old crew isn’t presenting Spicks & Specks, but, that too I can understand. Meanwhile wishing you well and enjoy your little girls, they grow up way to fast :-) Love to all.

  • tracy

    27.11.2013 at 17:30 Reply

    I want to applaud you Adam for putting your family first. It is so touching to hear you say you want to have time to enjoy being with your girls.
    Also great to see someone with balance & boundaries in their life(which is had to do).
    You will be missed but better to miss you for a year & see you come back refreshed, than for you to burn out & we never see you back.
    You have set a wonderful example of showing what’s most important- family first & balance & boundries for your own welfare. I hope many follow your wisdom & example- so less people end up burnt out & losing their families or being too busy in careerer to enjoy family. Good one you & thank you. Wish you all the best for next year of rest &hope you’re soon feeling refreshed.

  • Liz

    27.11.2013 at 17:32 Reply

    From a mum of two young girls – rest while you can!!!
    Congrats on the soon-to-be new arrival – I hope your girls are as good friends as mine are.
    And we hope to see you back on our screens in 2015.

  • Mogzer

    27.11.2013 at 17:33 Reply

    you’ve got to look out for yourself in order to best look out for your family, take the time, relax (difficult with new sprog due) and renew and come back refreshed and renewed so you’ll be bigger and better, love your honesty with everything you do.

    all the best you you & yours – do what you need to, to stay happy! x

    whist you back to Scotland soon

  • Rhonda

    27.11.2013 at 17:33 Reply

    Thanks for all the laughs, Adam! We love what you do but, as grandparents, we know how important it is to spend time with your family. Those little girls will grow up far too quickly. You need to enjoy them while you can.

  • Kas

    27.11.2013 at 17:39 Reply

    Sir, we don’t own you! Take as fricken long as you need! You’ve brightened my soul more than once and I reckon I have the better end of that deal.

    To give of yourself for others is both selfish and heroic and when openly expressed, can easily leave one spent. I applaud your openness and empathy and offer my most heartfelt thanks. You’re like a letter from an old friend.

    All the best to you, the wife and munchkins!

  • Christopher Senior

    27.11.2013 at 17:43 Reply

    Adam

    If you are being screened on Australian TV as much as you say with the Last Leg etc that will do for now …. :) I trust you will also get out for the odd game of golf, with the emphasis on ODD! :)

    All the best with the new baby …. I have two girls and two boys ….. in my experience 2023 will be here before you know it and you will have spoilt them rotten by then so you will only have yourself to blame!

    All the best.

  • Beky Tully-Gibbens

    27.11.2013 at 17:46 Reply

    Good luck with the birth of your second daughter.
    I am glad to hear you are having a break, we love you so much and we don’t want to see you get ill, burn out etc. You deserve a break. Hope to see you in the future.

  • Melanie

    27.11.2013 at 17:49 Reply

    Enjoy some R and R , I’m sure we can watch reruns until your return. Time with our families is precious! This fan will just patiently wait!!

  • Graham

    27.11.2013 at 17:49 Reply

    Enjoy the break mate, you deserve it,

  • Cathi Smith

    27.11.2013 at 17:50 Reply

    Adam, I have had the pleasure of watching your career unfold, both on stage and on the TV. I was fortunate enough to come to the ABC studio to watch both IGST and AHT,
    My 13 year old son loves Spicks and specks-you had one of our friends, Ben Northey, a a guest, which replayed recently.

    Enjoy your time out – as a musician I know exactly where you are coming from!!

    Looking forrwqrd to the shows full of ‘Nappy tales’ and “Tantrum Turmoil”!!!!!

  • Natalie

    27.11.2013 at 17:54 Reply

    You don’t need to explain. Even if you didn’t have a family, and weren’t planning on ‘coming back’, when you need a change, you need a change. Very wise for seeing it. You’re a kind and talented man. Enjoy yourself.

  • Elizabeth Murphy

    27.11.2013 at 17:54 Reply

    Enjoy your well-earned rest and I look forward to your return, whenever that may be :)

  • Theresa

    27.11.2013 at 18:00 Reply

    Good luck Adam! I have loved everything you have done. I will miss seeing Adam Hills Tonight, but look forward to another series of The Last Leg!
    Family is the most important thing – you are a man of integrity, and there is nothing better than that. All the best.

  • Cate

    27.11.2013 at 18:01 Reply

    Will look forward to the comedy gold that is The Last Leg, and anything else you do in the future. To work well, you have to find your own happyism, and that will be with your three ladies. Enjoy.

  • Carla Doolan

    27.11.2013 at 18:02 Reply

    Enjoy your time out, very wise! Nothing more important than your family! A gran career is pretty empty if you don’t stop to smell the roses! Love your shows and I am sure you will pick up where you left off when you choose to return! Enjoy your R+R :-)

  • Sheenah

    27.11.2013 at 18:05 Reply

    We’re not going anywhere. Happy to wait. . Look after yourself Hug the kids. See you in 2015 ( or whenever)

  • Snowy

    27.11.2013 at 18:06 Reply

    Hillsy you bloody legend! I remember when you followed you heart in 1998/99 when you and i did breakfast. You left to pursue a career in comedy. What the hell were you thinking!! And look at you, you fell on you foot! You and your wife are truly amazing people who because of that will find love, happiness and funniness in what ever you do! Its a sacrifice of not only a man, but a man who loves his family, himself and what he really does, and thats why this decision will be an awesome one! Love ya mate Snowy (Side dance a-happening!)

  • Erin

    27.11.2013 at 18:07 Reply

    Hey Adam!

    Thank you for making us laugh and smile on tv and on stage, enjoy your time with your family.

  • Jo Branson

    27.11.2013 at 18:08 Reply

    Adam, it’s great to know we’re not going to be losing you from our screens here in the UK. Very exciting news about upcoming series of The Last Leg and the new stuff you have planned with Channel 4. British comedy is all the richer for you being part of it and we need more like you – not just more comedians like you, but more people like you. People who don’t let their ego get in the way. Congratulations on the impending birth of your second daughter. Touch the frog!

  • Sarah

    27.11.2013 at 18:10 Reply

    Congratulations on the pending birth of baby number two!!! Looking forward to more laughs in 2015!!! Your family is the most important thing in anyone’s life!!! They are tiny for such a little time and you shouldn’t kiss any if it!!! Xxx

  • Sarah

    27.11.2013 at 18:11 Reply

    Oops!!! Miss! Lol

  • Sara

    27.11.2013 at 18:11 Reply

    You’re entitled to Paternity leave! Had a brilliant year watching Last Leg and then getting to see then live show complete with a Josh improv start. Enjoy 2014

  • Peter Buchanan

    27.11.2013 at 18:12 Reply

    It will be missed Adam but, as someone who did spend some time of my children’s early years pursuing the career as a provider, the decision is absolutely correct (regardless of the need to stay funny).

    Best wishes to you and Ally as you await the arrival of your daughter.

    Finally, thanks for a part you played in my life. ,My son now pays reasonable board in advance (Comedy Lounge last year). I hope you can remember why!!

  • Purpleone

    27.11.2013 at 18:14 Reply

    Congratulations on the upcoming addition to your family. Whilst I will miss watching you as much on TV and live I agree that kids are small for such a short time you can’t afford to miss it (and I am sure your wife would love to have you around).
    I love the way you make people laugh without belittling or attacking the subject of the humour!
    Enjoy smelling the roses (and the baby poo and vomit) and I look forward to enjoying what brilliant ideas eventuate from your paternity leave.

  • Bernadette

    27.11.2013 at 18:20 Reply

    love! love!you Adam hills you are a very clever and funny man, good luck to you and your wife for the birth of your second daughter. Will miss you we watch all the reruns of spicks and specks. Look forward to seeing you again in 2015.Enjoy your break with your family.

  • Helen

    27.11.2013 at 18:29 Reply

    Wishing you all the very best. Thank you for the entertainment. Good to know you’ll still be around. Enjoy the respite and your little family. Regards Helen

  • Suzy

    27.11.2013 at 18:31 Reply

    Umm have to admit… I’m a little miffed you can do your show in the U.K next year and here in your homeland you can’t ….. Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi :-(

  • Tricia

    27.11.2013 at 18:31 Reply

    How lucky you are to have an understanding wife and, now, two beautiful daughters! Good luck for the future and look forward to seeing you on Aussie TV some time soon.

  • Megan

    27.11.2013 at 18:36 Reply

    Sad to hear you won’t be on our screens next year, Adam, but understand the reasoning behind it. Enjoy the time with your family (congrats on the new baby BTW) and looking forward to seeing you refreshed and invigorated in 2015!

  • Jackie burns

    27.11.2013 at 18:42 Reply

    Best of luck for next year, at being surrounded by 3 women, we will miss you but a break is good for the soul

  • Alicia

    27.11.2013 at 18:44 Reply

    Hi Adam! Enjoy your little family… and your slightly more normal life for the next year. Look forward to hearing mora from you soon! X

  • Jane

    27.11.2013 at 18:44 Reply

    Great decision look after your family and yourself. See you in 2015 and in Canberra when you tour :)

  • Michelle

    27.11.2013 at 18:46 Reply

    Good luck and congratulations on the new baby, Adam! Let me assure you as a fellow parent to two girls, a. Make the most of the break while you can and b. They will be sure to provide you with material for years and years to come :) ENJOY!!

  • Sue

    27.11.2013 at 18:50 Reply

    Have a great break Adam, remember to touch the frog, and enjoy some family time. Look forward to seeing you in the future, enjoy.

  • Sean Wood

    27.11.2013 at 18:50 Reply

    Cheers mate enjoy your kids while they’re young
    I’ll watch you whatever you do

  • Eli

    27.11.2013 at 18:51 Reply

    Completely understandable, take good care of yourself and your family. I admire you even more for that decision. Take all the time you need, your fans will still be here & it sounds like you’re still gonna be around pretty much anyway ;) “Family” is an important part of the Happyism religion, so live it. And once in a while remember to touch the frog!

  • Eileen

    27.11.2013 at 18:51 Reply

    Many, many thanks for the fun, laughs and enterainment Adam! It has been a joy to watch and listen to you (plus all the repeats and live shows). I understand exactly where you are coming from. Take care and enjoy the family time. Good luck.

  • Lisa

    27.11.2013 at 18:53 Reply

    Your decision says much about you lovely Adam. Enjoy every moment with your precious family for that it what is important in life. With love & best wishes, Lis & family. Xx

  • Carol

    27.11.2013 at 18:56 Reply

    Will miss you Adam. Congratulations of your successes. Have loved every minute of Spicks and Specks, in Gordon St and AHT – so thank you. Your break is so well deserved. Enjoy your family.

  • Carlos Fandango

    27.11.2013 at 19:12 Reply

    Good t’hear you’re having a break…enjoy your kids, kick back and savour it all.
    You’ve touched the frog, so what else is there to do?!
    Just remember, “You in’t from round ‘ere”!
    Oyeh, come back to Low’stoft….I hear the Beccles & Bungay Journal want to do an interview! XD

  • Samantha Marshall

    27.11.2013 at 19:12 Reply

    Adam – we all need a rest – you were on FIRE on your Happyism tour – I loved every minute of it and even have my own frog to touch!!

    Have a great time, enjoy your family. They grow so fast and suddenly they are gone – so enjoy them.

    Come back to us when you are ready, as funny and gorgeous as ever – but mate, lose the MO!!

    xx

  • Nate

    27.11.2013 at 19:18 Reply

    Suck a fat one, Adam.
    You can lay over in England and die, and when you return to Australia can be mauled to death by Tasmanians.

  • Sharon

    27.11.2013 at 19:19 Reply

    Adam, thank heavens for a male who has the respect of so many being willing to step back (a little), recreate (hopefully quite a lot) and enjoy fatherhood (treasure it!). May others follow in your footsteps. Best wishes, and I’ll continue to enjoy TLL on Iview. Hope to see you on the ABC again some time in the future. xxx

  • Monkey couple

    27.11.2013 at 19:19 Reply

    Dude,

    Family first.

    You owe us nothing :-) we love, envy and applaud your work, but you are human just as everyone else reading this. Well all but that super intelligent cat.

    Your comedy is based on the real life aspects that most of us look past without even realising it, and to spend all your life doing his without the balance of self and family would be great for business, but bad for you overall. I doubt you’d run out of funny, but you can never ever replace the memories of your children’s early years.

    We are so greatful for the work, laughter and alternative view you bring to our lives, but we appreciate your need to be a dad, husband, friend and you as an individual…

    Have an awesome time off, and make the most of it :-)

    We will await your return :-)

    Congrats on baby no.2 btw… I hope this one doesn’t get freaked out by your loony antics and fall out the door.. My boy walked straight into a cupboard the first time I wore my new tiger onesie…

    Love, respect and peace x

  • margie

    27.11.2013 at 19:20 Reply

    hey Adam
    high 5 mate thank you im so pleased to hear guy put his family first enjoy cause they are only little once …..we miss you cant wait for your return but enjoy your family Merry Christmas to you and yours from Wycheproof Vic

  • Janette

    27.11.2013 at 19:21 Reply

    Hi Adam, enjoy your well deserved beak but please don’t forget to come back home. Would hate to lose you to England permanently, we would all miss you too much.

  • Vanessa

    27.11.2013 at 19:24 Reply

    And thank you Adam for keeping us entertained and making us laugh….and for your heartfelt honesty. A little upset that AHT won’t be back….but I do so enjoy The Last Leg, so i look forward to another season of that. Congratulations to you and your wife and enjoy your much deserved recharge and family time.

  • Leann McLean

    27.11.2013 at 19:34 Reply

    An extremely admirable decision, family should always be our first priority if possible. Many best wishes to you and your lovely family on the impending arrival of another sweet daughter. Enjoy your much well deserved break and we look forward to your future projects. :)

  • Alan

    27.11.2013 at 19:37 Reply

    Daughters provide so much material for humour. I know – I have three. Glad to see someone as influential as you making family such a priority. No one ever got to the end of their life and regretted not spending more time at work.
    Also don’t overdo the Bex – it’s bad for you!

  • Sarah

    27.11.2013 at 19:39 Reply

    Your a funny man Adam! You’ll be back on our screens before you know it! Enjoy your paternity leave!

  • Brenda

    27.11.2013 at 19:41 Reply

    Love your work Adam…whenever and wherever we get to see it next! We’ll be there. In the meantime you are a wise man, and family will bring much joy and hopefully new material for you and us to enjoy! Enjoy the semi break!

  • Gary

    27.11.2013 at 19:43 Reply

    Wishing you all the best with the expanding family. So good to see you placing such importance on life balance :)

  • Amanda

    27.11.2013 at 19:43 Reply

    Adam you hace captivated the nations heart and soul over the last nine years in all you have given us. All i can say is thank you for being real and hunble and himan. You bring warmth and funny to a whole new level and once again I say thankyou. Enjoy your time as a new dad again and all that is still to come. We will await your return with anticipation like a kid in a candy store. All the best

  • Jennifer Anderson

    27.11.2013 at 19:48 Reply

    I’ve loved your shows also – but agree that right now – being at home for the arrival of your daughter is the best place to be – so both of you can survive the oncoming bout of sleep deprivation that happens with a new bub ♡ my very best wishes to you and your family – hoping for a bub that sleeps through the night and lots of help from the grandies – see you when you’re ready :)

  • Chris

    27.11.2013 at 19:50 Reply

    Glad to hear you’ll be doing the last leg again next year as if the cricket continues in the same vain as the first test then you’ll have some revenge to impart. ;-)

  • Helen

    27.11.2013 at 19:52 Reply

    Good for you!! I’m always pleased to hear of dads taking some time to enjoy their munchkins…doesn’t happen anywhere near enough!

  • Georgia

    27.11.2013 at 19:52 Reply

    Aww we will definitely miss you on our screens but I think it’s great that you are allowing yourself to have this much deserved break. Congratulations on the new member soon to be in your family

  • Michele

    27.11.2013 at 19:59 Reply

    You will be missed but hopefully you will come back bigger and better when you are rested

  • Annie

    27.11.2013 at 19:59 Reply

    You have been & always will be one of The most funny people in the world. We saw you live here in Melbourne at the Comedy Festival & had tears in our eyes from laughter almost the whole way though. Your deidcation to your skill & craft is amazing. More imortantly, it’s time for family dedication. Two little girls is a lot, so get crackin! We will be here awaiting your newest funny material (of which I am sure there will be plenty), upon your return. Until then, here’s wishing you & your family the very best. “It is Christmas in the heart, that puts Christmas in the air.”

    Wishing you & your lovely family a very Peaceful, Joyous & Healthy Holiday Season. May your home be filled with those you cherish most, & ring with Love, Laughter & Happiness.

  • Janice Graham

    27.11.2013 at 19:59 Reply

    All the best for you and your family.
    Thanks for your service.
    CU soon.
    (Thank goodness for reruns.)

  • Jackie

    27.11.2013 at 20:02 Reply

    Everyone needs a rest, and your family needs you. We’ll be looking forward to your return though, so don’t stay away too long!

  • Katia

    27.11.2013 at 20:02 Reply

    Yeaaaah Adam !
    Relax, sleep, laugh, cry… Live ! And we’ll wait for you !
    And your life will always be more important than your job. If you’re burned out, you won’t be able to work, so in the end, the best decision is the one you’ve made ! Godd anticipation.
    Welcome to your new baby !
    Katia, from France

  • Nancy Roth

    27.11.2013 at 20:10 Reply

    Adam, I’m sure many will read your blog as you have fans of all ages (I’m 64) who love your wry, self-effacing sense of humour, your astute observations of everyday life and your endearing ability to be funny without being smutty! I have followed and admired you since the early years, through your Comedy Festival appearances and your T.V. shows and you have always made me laugh. You will be missed, but there is NOTHING more important than family and none of us would want to see you burnt out and drained with nothing left to give ( you probably have been spreading yourself a bit thin lately!)
    Thanks for the laughs and for being smart enough to recognize that you need a break. Congrats on the impending birth of daughter number two,( though with three females in the house you will be heavily outnumbered and sure to find some great new comedy material there!) Thanks for bothering to explain and not just disappearing on us,
    See you round like a rissole,
    Go you good thing!

  • Jane

    27.11.2013 at 20:15 Reply

    You owe us nothing Adam. Thanks for years of exceptional talent filled with bucket loads of endorphin charged laughter- better than any medicine! We love you. Enjoy the girls and treasure every exciting moment it will never come again- and Kids grow up far too quickly. In the mean time, we will capture our regular dose of Adam Hills via UK TV.

  • Suzanne Lee

    27.11.2013 at 20:15 Reply

    Well done Adam. What a man to put your family first. Good on ya mate. X

  • Sharon

    27.11.2013 at 20:16 Reply

    It is good to see that you are looking at a life/work balance Adam, though we will miss seeing you so often. I am glad that the nicest man in Australian entertainment is making time to spend with his children. The times you spend with them are so precious and they grow so quickly; it’s a great decision that you have made time to enjoy your family. We will look forward even more to The Last Leg as those times you share with us will become more special because they are fewer in number. Enjoy your time with Ali and the girls.

  • JJ

    27.11.2013 at 20:18 Reply

    Adam, your brand of funny comes from life and agreed without your own its difficult to write. Have a fantastic time with your family and look forward to more mirth in 2015 especially here in the UK. The last leg was the funniest TV show for a long time, caused people to see disability in a whole new light. Good on ya.

  • Jacqui

    27.11.2013 at 20:18 Reply

    Just right son, get yer head showered (sharred)

  • Teresa

    27.11.2013 at 20:19 Reply

    Family comes first Adam – that is a given. They grow up way too quickly and you need to build that relationship up well before they hit the teenage years :)
    But your comedy is your business and its always important to work on your business not just at your business. Take the time, we will wait for your adventures through parenthood to feed your soul and don’t forget to “touch the frog”. So enjoyed your show in Brisbane singing happy birthday to a girl with her mum on the phone and the girl in the frog onesie. Will keep a watch out for when you tour next – maybe we can all go bowling! xoxo

  • Stacey

    27.11.2013 at 20:20 Reply

    Wishing you all the best. Enjoy the rest and time with your family. I can’t wait to see what comedy gold you come up with once you’ve recharged your batteries :)

  • Cat

    27.11.2013 at 20:21 Reply

    I hope you get the bex and lie down and that all manner of creative inspiration strikes. Also wishing you all the best on your new little one. I found the 3am rocking of a newborn very good for helping creativity flow.

  • Bernadette

    27.11.2013 at 20:22 Reply

    Love love you Adam Hiils,very clever and funny man,have a well earned rest.Best of luck to you and your wife for the birth of your second child. Enjoy your break with your girls.

  • Leonie Schembri

    27.11.2013 at 20:32 Reply

    Hi Adam, Yes I have done exactly the same thing this week, left my job after doing 60 hour weeks and I need a break. Have everything I need, but now I need time with my daughter and son. Have missed their early days due to work. Enjoy Christmas and New Year and a new little girl.

  • Gemma

    27.11.2013 at 20:32 Reply

    Ahh Adam… The mother country has wooed you and Tim Minchin and we are the losers! I love you interviewing people, so warm and so natural. You seem like a really genuine guy and I wish you all the best.

  • Cathy

    27.11.2013 at 20:32 Reply

    Enjoy the break, love your work, your live shows are awsome.so Hooroo till next time x

  • Trish

    27.11.2013 at 20:35 Reply

    The best decision you’ll ever make :0)
    Enjoy the time with your family – having just had my second baby, you will definitely never be short of material!
    Wishing you all the very best x

  • Sue

    27.11.2013 at 20:35 Reply

    You will be sorely missed. As I read your blog, I felt really sad that AHT will be missing from my life in 2014. So many episodes were inspiring, and I felt like I really “knew” your guests. Many a night I’d laugh and cry through the show.
    BTW Have you thought of featuring your Barnesy Advance Australia Fair? I’m so glad it’s on Youtube but they really should consider making this the real Australian anthem. Further to your plans for 2015, how about more duets with Ali? Memorable…. Adam you’re awesome. Have a wonderful 2014 with your three girls.

  • Greg

    27.11.2013 at 20:36 Reply

    So basically you’ve given up Aussie TV for the next year in favour of British TV. You will be missed here in Australia but as you say you should be back so you won’t be missed for long, and we will get your British shows. Congrats on the expansion of your family. I do have one question about The Last Leg. You say that Josh Widdicombe is Dartmoor’s finest. Dartmoor’s finest what?(he he)

  • Jonathan

    27.11.2013 at 20:36 Reply

    Thanks Adam. We understand. Best of luck with everything, and thank “YOU” for the laughs. It’s great to have the opportunity to take a break like that.
    Just please, please, please don’t move to England permanently and just do British TV.
    Australia needs your unique style and sense or humor. So go do what you gotta do, and get your material, and get back here quick smart!
    Missing you already

  • melissa

    27.11.2013 at 20:38 Reply

    who wouldn’t spend the time to read this blog. You’ll be the best father ever Adam, enjoy a little break…hope to see you around Adelaide again one day

  • Marg

    27.11.2013 at 20:43 Reply

    Onya Adam! As parents of two girls who will be teenagers in about 5 or 6 years (which is when I will leave home…just kidding) I know that this next year or so spending time with your family will be fun. Love your work, enjoy your break and hopefully you’ll bring the stand up tour to Hobart in 2015.

  • Jenni

    27.11.2013 at 20:43 Reply

    Congratulations on the anticipated expansion of your family. Rest assured that you have gone above and beyond in what you have delivered to your viewers / fans over the years. You are very gifted and extremely generous in sharing a positive outlook in your comedy and other entertainment. You have had a very big impact on me, especially during periods when life was not delivering all that I had hoped. I thank you sincerely for this.

    I wish you and your family all the very best and look forward to seeing you when you next tour Australia.

  • Yvette Hollings

    27.11.2013 at 20:50 Reply

    Enjoy your (only slightly!) slower pace of life Adam. And thank you. :)

  • Nicho

    27.11.2013 at 20:52 Reply

    Adam will miss seeing u on tv but congratulations on your new baby

  • Christine

    27.11.2013 at 20:53 Reply

    Good for you… from time to time I have wondered how you have managed to fit it all in and still stay sane. Its great to see a prominent person publically put their family first. I hope you and your wife enjoy this precious time and I look forward to seeing you back on my telly in 2015. Cheers

  • Helen

    27.11.2013 at 21:05 Reply

    Hi Adam, love your work! I really like your honesty and self-respect in your blog. I hope it give courage to others to stand up for their work-life balance too. Thank goodness the Last Leg will go on!

  • Jane Halliday

    27.11.2013 at 21:07 Reply

    Good decision Adam. You will be greatly missed by so many of us. My husband & I absolutely love your humour, love all your shows. Good on you for taking a well deserved break. Good luck with your new daughter & we look forward to your return to our screens :)

  • Peter Boyle

    27.11.2013 at 21:11 Reply

    Enjoy your ‘sort of’ break.
    Please make sure you recharge your batteries and come back refreshed.
    Thanks for enjoyment you’ve given us!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • KC

    27.11.2013 at 21:16 Reply

    We love you Adam, but the public can wait.
    Best wishes to you, Ally and your girls xx

  • Sharon

    27.11.2013 at 21:20 Reply

    Thanks for the many times you have made me peeee my pants Adam.. Enjoy your break and looking forward to your return :)
    Wishing you and your family the best.
    Cheers

  • Peta

    27.11.2013 at 21:21 Reply

    I have thought for a long time that something had to give. You are in demand in so many different areas and, quite frankly, you had to make the best decision for yourself and your family.

    Of course we will miss you, that is a given, but I think most would agree that we would want Adam Hills the comedian not a burnt out Adam. More important is that you need time with your family and to welcome the new little one. We will always be here, but children grow up too fast it would be a crime to miss it. Thank you for everything and see you on the Last Leg :)

  • roma

    27.11.2013 at 21:30 Reply

    Oh Adam, thank you so much for your consideration in writing this blog. Now I have read all 201 responses, I am teary. I love your humour, your personality, and all your shows. I will look forward to The Last Leg and whatever else comes our way until you return. And I too will hope for another duet with Ali some time. Best wishes on the new arrival, which I take it is imminent? I guess I’ll see it on Facebook.

  • Kayla-Mae

    27.11.2013 at 21:35 Reply

    Very sad to hear because I LOVE so much and I will miss seeing you on Australian tv but i can understand. I wish you all the best and I can wait to see you in 2015 it will be well worth the wait. And congrats to you and your wife .

  • joan72

    27.11.2013 at 21:37 Reply

    Way to go Adam. Congrats on bubs no.2…..good luck for the future…try to add a boy…haha
    will def miss you on Aussie TV. Spicks won’t be the same without you and the besr 2 team captains in Myf and Alan.
    Hope to see more of the last leg….maybe an hour long show instead of half hr.

    enjoy your bex and lie day….cheers ;)

  • Anne Doak

    27.11.2013 at 21:43 Reply

    Gonna miss you Adam :( Family is so important and your girls will grow up before you know it! Make the most of the time you have with them. Best wishes for the future and look forward to seeing you on the screen again soon.

  • Jenny married to Adam lookalike

    27.11.2013 at 21:43 Reply

    Sorry to see you go but know your heart is in the right place. Enjoy your beautiful family and when you’re ready to return we will be waiting. Wishing you much joy & laughter.

  • Mary

    27.11.2013 at 22:01 Reply

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family. I hope all goes well. Thanks for explaining your absence next year but I’ll be watching whatever you turn up in anyway and eagerly awaiting new stuff from you when you get up from your good lie down.
    Love M

  • sharyn

    27.11.2013 at 22:06 Reply

    Ooooo no! I want AHIGST! I miss it! Come to Aussie stuff, leave the Poms to their own comedians! Congrats on baby!

  • Angie

    27.11.2013 at 22:08 Reply

    I saw you in Dublin and loved it. Now back in Aus!!!!! Wishing you all the best! Enjoy time with your girls – time goes by so quickly. From another older person who loves you x

  • amanda carr

    27.11.2013 at 22:24 Reply

    so upset you selfish bastard.

    have fun

  • Bernadette Scalora

    27.11.2013 at 22:42 Reply

    While I will continue to be a supporter, I’m more than a bit disappointed that Adam’s choosing his career in the UK over time in his home country. I’d hoped u were made of better stuff Adam! Still, all the best for 2014-15.

  • Me

    27.11.2013 at 22:44 Reply

    Fair Dinkum, you for real? Crikey wish I could take time off when I feel like it. Geez trouble with you entertainment types you give us punters everything and then when we are used to getting it, you want stop. Besides you probably not even going to read these comments, to busy! Well, Mr Hills while your off playing happy families and entertaining the bloody poms, us poor slobs have been forced to watch shit like question time and flamin’ commercial crap. But hey even us tough Aussies can have a bit of soft centre and on that note you have a good ole rest me mate and well sit here rockin back n forth with our thumbs in our mouths waiting for the chance to score a notha load of Hillsie…

  • Adit

    27.11.2013 at 22:44 Reply

    Enjoy your break, Adam, you’ve more than earned it! Thanks for all you’ve done over the years and I can’t wait to see you come back!

  • Kerry

    27.11.2013 at 22:55 Reply

    Congratulations Adam, of course we read the blog! Enjoy your family time and your fans will be waiting for whatever you chose to do.

  • Linda Holman

    27.11.2013 at 22:59 Reply

    If this break means you will come back refreshed and revitalised, and are not going to ‘burn-out’, then I am all for it. So glad we got to see you in Brissie earlier this year. Can’t imagine life ‘going forward’ without my fave comedian in the whole world. All the best to you and your growing family. xxx

  • Ness

    27.11.2013 at 23:00 Reply

    “Selfish fan” me is sad you won’t be doing AHT next year, because I love your humour and humility, but “human being” me says good on you for taking a break and taking some time out with the family. All the best for bub number two :-)

  • jazzummer

    27.11.2013 at 23:01 Reply

    Adam, We will see you on Oz TV in 2014, you’ll be the one up on stage receiving the Gold Logie. You will be sorely missed by loads of people. Good luck. With two daughters you’ll need.

  • Yasmin Selena Butt

    27.11.2013 at 23:09 Reply

    Very sensible, dude, and congrats on the forthcoming bairn.
    We are so lucky to have you in Blighty, you’re a genuine breath of fresh air, and your show The Last Leg was unmissable viewing, I spread the word far and wide about that show and I don’t generally dig the telly! :) xx

  • Alani

    27.11.2013 at 23:15 Reply

    It’s been a pleasure watching you on telly, but everyone has to do what’s best for their life. I lamented over the fact that you stopped making Spicks & Specks and frankly, my whole world hasn’t catastrophically imploded, so I know now, that everything will work out in the end.
    I wish you and your lovely wife and daughter all the joy in the world when your newest family member joins you :)
    Enjoy your break Adam, and thank you for reminding us all that every now and then in order to be any good to anyone, we first need to take care of ourselves.

  • Brad

    27.11.2013 at 23:30 Reply

    Adam
    This really isn’t good enough. As a tax payer of Australia we funded the development of your career to date and just when we were starting to see some sort of pay back on our investment you have taken off to expend your Aussie tax payer funded humour on the humourless old farts in the Old Dart. This is a pitiful ROI for Australia. I found you slightly funny on Spicks. And a bit funnier on Adam Hills Tonight. I was actually looking forward to seeing if you could come up with anything decent in 2014 and all you can do is come up with the classic Australian politician excuse of ‘spending more time with family.’ Well blow that for an excuse. We know what this is really about. You are just ticked off that Tony Jones earns more than you. Well suck it up princess. Get funnier and the ABC might just pay you more.

  • Carol Ann

    27.11.2013 at 23:37 Reply

    You’ll have to spend a year reading all the comments! But, after that, have loads of fun. You deserve it.

  • Claire

    27.11.2013 at 23:41 Reply

    You r very wise . Enjoy being a daddy and have a very well earned rest Xx

  • Nadine

    27.11.2013 at 23:42 Reply

    Let’s face it Adam, you can’t have been that busy, or there would not have been #2 arriving PDQ. LOL What a great excuse for taking time off, it’s a shame comedians and opera singers don’t get paid maternity/paternity leave. My family of 5, plus my mum enjoy your shows and don’t care if it is made in Oz or UK. We own your DVDs, how about a book, but obviously not right now. Some of the other comments about your daughters providing so much material for you are correct, your first born already has some comedic talent judging by her comment about you being involved in Naked Tuesday.
    All the very best for you, Ally and your little ones, have a wonderful Christmas and a great and rejuvinating 2014.

  • Carolyn

    27.11.2013 at 23:45 Reply

    Thank you Adam and good on you for taking a well deserved break.
    Fantastic to hear that you will still do The Last Leg as this is a great show.
    All the very best for your break and to you and your family!

  • Andy

    27.11.2013 at 23:48 Reply

    So pleased,for all three of you I don’t blame you for taking time out,who could? I can’t wait until you come back to Brit TV,your “last leg”programme during the 2012 Olympics brought it home to me about how bad my leg had become (due to accident) but that it was ok I could still lead as near normal life,and without me knowing it you,Alex and josh made the decision in February this year to have a BKA a lot easier than the last two years,for which I thank you all for.
    Good luck with everything and hope it all goes smoothly.
    In the words of another great comic “May your god go with you”.
    Andy

  • Tom

    27.11.2013 at 00:21 Reply

    Kinda seen enough of you anyway. I think we both need a break from each other.

  • Kerrie

    27.11.2013 at 00:27 Reply

    My family have enjoyed watching your shows and continue to watch the reruns of Spicks & Specks on ABC2 nightly.
    Life is too short and you must do what is right for you and your family and ‘take time to smell the flowers’. We are on this earth for a good time not a long time so enjoy……
    Wishing you and your family all the best and hoping at some point you return to Australian television.
    Thank you for everything.

  • Keith W from Reading

    27.11.2013 at 00:33 Reply

    Adam, after seeing you live for the first time last month and watching your travels on facebook…I am wondering if your family really know who you are with a TV career! ;o) Your family comes first and anyone who needs to see you in 2014 can watch your DVD’s :oD We don’t get Adam Hills Tonight in the UK but I am sure it will be a great loss to Aussie TV but one that must happen. All the best with your family and I will be looking forward to the next time you are over here! Take care :o)

  • James

    27.11.2013 at 01:25 Reply

    Congratulations to you and your wife, enjoy the precious time with your children. :) As a Brit I am also jumping for joy that we are getting more of The Last Leg, sorry Australia that we keep nicking your awesome comedians.

  • Sidney

    27.11.2013 at 02:00 Reply

    Hi Adam,
    I love that you have the reflex to know when to take a break and to stay fresh with your comedy, Although I will miss your show, I am convinced this is a great decision. I wish you and your family good luck with the arrival of the little one. Hugs from me & my family in Brussels. Sid (fan since 2002 Singapore show ;-P)

  • Bernie

    27.11.2013 at 02:13 Reply

    Wishing you and your wife all the best with the safe arrival of your second daughter. You will have a bucket load of funny stories to make us all laugh and Remember our own children growing up. Hope you get the desired rest you so deserve and we can’t wait to see you back bigger and better (if that’s possible) on the Aussie T.V screens in 2015. Rest and enjoy your growing family. Children grow up way too fast.

  • Leonie

    27.11.2013 at 03:30 Reply

    Enjoy your beautiful family, it’s time you can never get back…and they will provide you with more laughs than ever.
    Love your sense of humour and positive messages.

  • Graceann

    27.11.2013 at 03:48 Reply

    Congratulations on the impending arrival of your new family member! I’m glad that you’re taking time to experience your life and appreciate your blessings. Whatever you choose to do is going to be marvelous, and I’ll patiently, but eagerly, wait to see it.

  • Jason Jones

    27.11.2013 at 04:28 Reply

    Enjoy Adam hope you enjoy your time off and we will see you in UK when you do Last Leg and 2015 for tour . Louise loved the DVD . all the best

  • Andi

    27.11.2013 at 04:48 Reply

    fair enough … awesome re 2nd little girl! ;P

  • Jenny Marshall

    27.11.2013 at 05:17 Reply

    Thank you for everything Adam, your an absolute legend, thank you for entertaining us and we look forward to however we get to see you on the telly in the future….enjoy the ride and allways put that family first (0:

  • Davina Morgan

    27.11.2013 at 05:40 Reply

    I am so pleased you are taking time out and I mean that in the nicest way ;-)
    Have a great time and a great Christmas. X

  • Jeanette Liddle-Gale

    27.11.2013 at 05:59 Reply

    Thanks for the laughs. Enjoy your girls they grow up before you can turn around and your sweet wife needs you by her side. Peace and happiness.

  • Michelle

    27.11.2013 at 06:17 Reply

    Adam thank you for sharing your thoughts and open honesty about your life and works. Thank you for the joy and laughter you have given us so far. Good luck out in the big wide world mate, your fans in Australia will stand behind you. Congratulations and wishing the safe arrival of your new baby. Mate, on your tombstone it’s the dash between the dates that counts. Make the most of it!

  • Elaine

    27.11.2013 at 06:50 Reply

    Aw Adam,
    You’re one of my favourite people in the world, and definitely my favourite comedian. Please come to Glasgow if you end up doing a stand up tour in 2015, I haven’t had a chance to see you yet!
    You are a real gentleman and I wish you the best for 2014, can’t wait to see what you come back with =)

  • Catherine Maslen

    27.11.2013 at 06:58 Reply

    Thanks for the happyism – you deserve the time-out to be with your family, so glad your new baby listened to big sister and waited for you to get home! have a wonderful time X

  • Rose

    27.11.2013 at 07:11 Reply

    Enjoy your well deserved break Adam!! Thank you for all the laughs and fun you bring into our homes. x

  • jackie roberts

    27.11.2013 at 08:15 Reply

    Hi Adam,
    Have thoroughly enjoyed your presence here in the uk over the last year or so. Avid watcher of your last leg shows and was lucky enough to catch your happyism at the festival—–remember the zoo keepers.
    Have a much deserved break with your wife,who also caught at the festival, and wee ones.
    BIG HUGS
    JACKIE ROBERTS

  • Nicole Hellessey

    27.11.2013 at 08:21 Reply

    Having a time out before you burn it is a wonderful idea. We will all miss your presence on our TV but guaranteed if you come to Hobart on your tour I’ll be there. I may even do something ridiculous (if you ask nicely) to get you back here! Enjoy your family time, they grow up all too quickly.

  • Justin

    27.11.2013 at 08:37 Reply

    Thanks for the laughs buddy, your only human and those girls will grow up so quickly. Enjoy them while they are little bundles of joy before becoming demanding teenagers. Look forward to seeing you on your future endeavours.

  • Justin

    27.11.2013 at 08:41 Reply

    Adam,
    Have a great break enjoy time with the new addition and existing family! Its time you wont get back. I look forward to seeing whatever you do in the future as your a great aussie comedian! Everytime i see you on tv i have a good chuckle.. always.
    See ya soon!

  • alison

    27.11.2013 at 08:54 Reply

    congratulations on what you have achieved so far, enjoy your break and your beautiful children as they are only young once, cant wait to hear what you have to share when you come back to our screens in the future,,, some good stories of your life as a dad I bet ,,, no better material than your family.. thanks for the many years of laughs we have had and the many yet to come. damn those English for still getting you

  • Mike Longmire

    27.11.2013 at 09:02 Reply

    You’re a good man mate.

  • Louise Watson

    27.11.2013 at 09:06 Reply

    Good Luck with everything, looking forward to 2015!!!

  • Angela Hellewell

    27.11.2013 at 09:47 Reply

    Thanks for some amazing TV Adam and enjoy your girls, spending time with your family is the one thing we don’t do enough off, Enjoy!, Enjoy! Enjoy! and i’ll look for you when you come back.

  • Rosemary

    27.11.2013 at 09:57 Reply

    Wow Adam, I’m devastated that you’ve come to this decision but understand and admire the fact that you want to be a real hands on dad and I’m sure there will be enough poo, vomit and farting to give you new material. I appreciate that you’ve written your blog explaining your reasons for leaving Oz tv and wish you well, just hope that we still get to watch your shows like Last Leg. All the best to you and your family xx

  • Joseph

    27.11.2013 at 10:01 Reply

    Thank you for Spicks and Specks, Gordon Street and Tonight. I will miss them. Please bring your tour to Tassie. Congratulations on your decision to spend more time with your family.

  • Heather Watson

    27.11.2013 at 10:18 Reply

    Hi Adam

    Love what you do and have done from Spicks to standup to Gordon Street and your latest The Last Leg. Enjoy a break and good luck to all of you for the new addition to the family. I hope everything goes well with her birth. I will certainly be watching The Last Leg and will look forward to seeing you back in Oz at some stage. Have a great Christmas…if you are still Londonside it might even snow for you which is pretty speccy.

    Very best wishes and Merry Christmas to you and your family ♥

  • Robyn

    27.11.2013 at 10:39 Reply

    we won’t have to “miss” you, Spicks is on TV 6 nights a week in Brisbane. doesn’t matter that we usually know what’s coming next as we’ve seen the episodes so many times, it is still fun.
    enjoy your break with your family, we look forward to anything you do that gets aired.
    keep laughing.

  • Janice Hancock

    27.11.2013 at 11:18 Reply

    Onya Hillsy!! You have made me and my family laugh for years and I thank you for that. We brought our big kids to see you at The Powerhouse one year and we have never laughed so much in all our lives – such a great memory for our family. Glad to hear you and Ally are expecting again. Ally will be so glad to have you home….well mostly!! ha ha. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas, New Birth and New Year. 2014 – the year you regather, regroup, rejoice and revel in your family. All the very best and thank you. xoxox

  • Virginia

    27.11.2013 at 11:54 Reply

    Also thanks for the good times and good luck. See you soon

  • Gerard Gilfedder

    27.11.2013 at 12:17 Reply

    Thanks Adam for the joy and laughter you bring into our lives. You are wonderful and we want to see you back as soon as possible.

    Good luck with the new baby.

  • Samantha

    27.11.2013 at 12:36 Reply

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!
    But have a good break. :)

  • tara_milis

    27.11.2013 at 12:51 Reply

    Thank you so much for comedy therapy, you are well loved and respected, you have brought me and thousands of others happiness, and now totally deserve some time for you and your family, enjoy and see you again next year

  • Susan Hogan

    27.11.2013 at 12:54 Reply

    Congrats on the newest Hills hoist and enjoy the break -not for the leg but for the time!

  • Monique

    27.11.2013 at 12:58 Reply

    Pity about AHT in 2014, but great that you are taking a break to be with your 3 girls. When all is said and done, they are the most important. All the best!

  • Cathy Macdonald

    27.11.2013 at 15:39 Reply

    Hi Adam, my kids & I have enjoyed every show you’ve been in (& I even liked your KFC commercial, that’s how old I am!) and I’m sorry to hear you won’t be on the ABC next year – but I’m pleased we’ll still see you in the Last Leg, which is a great show! Best of luck with your new baby!

  • Marie Casey

    27.11.2013 at 16:10 Reply

    Thank you for making me laugh. I have enjoyed all your shows, both live and televised. Have a wonderful break with your family. As the mother of an 18 year daughter I know you will be back knocking on the ABC’s door for money and respite.

  • Liesl Maree

    27.11.2013 at 16:14 Reply

    Thanks for all the laughs Adam, you will be missed, but I’ll be looking forward to seeing you in 2015 …. & anyway, we still have YouTube :) Have a great break & congrats!!!

  • Donna

    27.11.2013 at 17:09 Reply

    I am sad about your decision – this is selfish on my behalf. You need to do what makes you happy. I hope at least we can all give you a big present for next year with Logie. I hope we see some specials with you and will continue to follow you on Twitter and Facebook

  • sharii

    27.11.2013 at 18:02 Reply

    i hope you enjoy your break and get your batteries re-charged and i wish you luck with your new little girl

  • Jan

    27.11.2013 at 20:24 Reply

    Hi Adam
    no worries still watching Spicks and Specks repeats, also love Last Leg and all other efforts. Enjoy your girls MIne is a joy so I know yours will be too :)

  • Claire

    27.11.2013 at 20:38 Reply

    I believe we all needed this post Adam! As a person who has grown up watching you on TV you will be missed. Best of luck for 2014, congratulations on the new baby and return with some amazing puns; I’Il see you at your 2015 show.

  • Alison

    27.11.2013 at 22:08 Reply

    Thanks for taking the time to fill us in – enjoy the break (if you can call it that), enjoy baby number two and perhaps some of those new ideas will be an Adam Hills anthology of parenting. That would be fun!

  • Annette Corkill

    27.11.2013 at 00:51 Reply

    Congratulations to you all on the expanding family. Bigger congratulations on thinking so highly of those who view your TV shows and stand up shows. You must be the most genuine down to earth bloke around. I vote Adam Hills for Australian of the Year! Good luck to you all and enjoy your “Bex and Lie Down!” xxx

  • Katelyn Sarah

    27.11.2013 at 01:10 Reply

    Oh my word – is so good to hear of somebody actually taking their family and themselves seriously. All these celebs out for fame, fortune and glory will burn and miss out on having a truly substantial life. I salute you, Adam! As somebody who works in an area where burn out is common, taking time out for yourself is so important…but taking time out for family is the best. Good luck and God bless!!

  • Julie

    27.11.2013 at 09:53 Reply

    Very sorry that there will be no AHT in 2014. Enjoy your kids while they are little because in a blink of an eye they will be all grown up. I’m sure you will come back from your break even funnier so I can yet again torture people with my laugh

  • Caroline

    27.11.2013 at 20:54 Reply

    Enjoy your time off. Will look forward to seeing you after your “break”.

  • Janine

    27.11.2013 at 00:16 Reply

    Congratulations on the birth of your daughter, and good on you for knowing when you need to take a break. No one will forget you, you have become a part of our lives and will be thrilled to see you when your come back.
    All the best and enjoy some much deserved time off.

  • Denise

    27.11.2013 at 19:45 Reply

    Thank you so much for the belly laughs you have given me and my family over the last few years. I’m proud that you represent Australia in the international comedy scene, and I think you are a fine example of a “good bloke”. Enjoy your babies, they grow so fast. Look forward to seeing what you come up with next :)

  • Isabella Ruby

    27.11.2013 at 13:58 Reply

    You bring a brilliant a quality to all our work that’s filled with generous, thoughtful humanness. You also seamlessly combine intelligence, integrity and silliness. For example, on ABC 30/12/14 show, Gloria Steinem on ‘Frank Zappa, back Rolls Royce and the boyfriend with crabs’, Stephen Fry in support of Gay marriage event and the contest who saw a young man crawl like a lizard to win. All the best on the new edition to Team Hills!! Look forward to your social reforms and comedy 2015 and beyond

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