Firstly, my apologies for my tardy blogging. I have been run off my foot. What with filming Spicks and Specks, producing three shows in Melbourne, and touring my own show – I have been officially knackered.
I have now made it to Dublin, and am about to embark upon the European leg of my year. (By the way, the first foot-related pun was intentional, the second accidental)
The Australian leg of the “Inflatable” tour ended in Perth last weekend, and I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable tours I have ever undertaken. I really had more fun with people in the audience this year, and had some fairly memorable moments. These included:
• Convincing the entire Comedy Theatre audience to send a text to a Federation Square billboard saying “See Adam Hills. He will show you his tits”
• A two-and-a-quarter hour marathon gig in Sydney in which I serenaded a 17 year old, set a pilot up on a date with an older lady, updated someone’s facebook status, and was then heckled by one of his facebook friends
• The Hobart gig in which I rang the receptionist of the Hobart Mercury newspaper to complain that my show was advertised at the wrong time, then arranged for an audience member to take a slice of cake to her
• The Perth show that saw fifteen young ladies wearing “I Heart Adam Hills” singlets in the crowd, as well as two more ladies wearing shirts with “Was It A Shark?” on the front.
Meanwhile the current series of Spicks and Specks continues to rock the ratings, and there is more to come. Keep an eye out for the 50s’ 60s’ 70s and 80s specials, in which we all dressed appropriate to the era. Photos will be posted soon.
And to top it all off, the acts I produced in Melbourne were raging successes if I do say so myself. Wilson Dixon was nominated for the Barry Award, Hannah Gadsby was nominated for Best Newcomer, and Adam Vincent was a firm favourite of every comedian that saw him.
Plus I have filmed an episode of Thank God You’re Here which should go to air any day now.
As previously stated, it is now time for me to kick off the European leg of my tour – starting this weekend with the Kilkenny Comedy Festival. Stay tuned for shows in Brussels, Amsterdam, and a one off performance at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre in London on July 12. Then it’s off to Montreal, and back up to the Edinburgh Fringe, before embarking on a UK Tour of “Inflatable.”
I will of course keep you updated on any and all news I have, as well as when and where I will be gigging live. For now though, I have to try to convince my body to stay awake past 9pm Dublin time. Hmmm, must be time for another coffee.
See you somewhere soon