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Adam Hess

Adam HESS (England)

First time in NZ in 2017, "for quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian" said the Independent UK

Fosters Best Newcomer Nominee 2015 was initially known for his impeccably written surreal one-liners, before later proving himself as an accomplished story-teller and sketch-writer.

In 2013 Adam was nominated for Leicester Mercury New Act of the Year and Best Newcomer at the Chortle Awards.
He won the 2011 Chortle Student Comedy Award and since then has written for lots of big TV shows including BBC Two’s Russell Howard’s Good News on which he was a staff writer. He has performed his stand up on Live From The BBC and Comedy Up Late in Australia, and has appeared in BBC One’s Count Arthur Strong and is a regular contributor to the award winning Dave podcast.

Adam has supported David Baddiel on tour and is one of the creators of underground cult hit The Bearpit Podcast Podcast alongside John Kearns.

Adam currently has over 50,000 followers on twitter and his 140 character witticisms have been named ‘funniest tweet of 2013′ (Telegraph), the ‘second funniest of 2014′ (The Sun) and been featured in a BBC Online Feed My Funny video.



‘For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian’
★★★★The Independent

‘Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery’
★★★★Time Out

‘One of the most out and out hilarious shows on the fringe’
★★★★1/2 Chortle

‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier’
★★★★ The Times


Watch Adam Hess on ABC1's Comedy Up Late (Ep8) 2016 
Watch Adam Hess live at The Komedia in 2016 
Watch Adam Hess on London Live 2014 


Follow Adam on Twitter: @adamhess1
Like Adam on Facebook: Adam Hess Comedian
For more information on Adam visit his website: 



Fosters Best Newcomer Nominee - 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe 
Leicester Mercury New Act of the Year Nominee - 2013 Leicester Mercury Festival 
Best Newcomer Nominee - 2013 Chortle Awards 
Chortle Student Comedy Award Winner - 2011 Chortle Awards