Comedian Adam Hills brought his Inflatable act to the Brisbane Powerhouse at the weekend. And it was good.
Hills is a thorughly likeable chap and has a big following thanks to his hosting duties on ABC’s Spicks & Specks music quiz. Plus, no doubt, the fact he’s one of the country’s most accomplished comedians.
Hills came out firing on Sunday night, his sixth session in three days as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival.
The hour-plus long show was anchored around the loss of two friends last year, both of whom he described as ‘inflaters’ – people who have the knack of making others feel good through a positive outlook.
It sounds like dark material, but not in Hills’ hands. He himself is an inflater, even when tackling issues such as religion and disability.
His act was a fine remedy for a week of gloomy news: economics, oil spills, school massacres, electioneering.
Hills is taking his Inflatable routine on tour. Catch him if you’re feeling down. Or even if you’re not.
Here’s a taste of part of his routine, from a few years ago.