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Adam Hills is right about everything

Since moving to the UK and hosting hit TV show The Last Leg, Adam Hills has risen to international stardom. We get him back for three weeks for Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where he'll unleash his new show, Clown Heart. In the meantime, here’s a refresher of his recent right-on material.

1. Adam Hills vs Rupert Murdoch
Murdoch’s latest Muslim-related Twitter offering attracted plenty of high-profile online outrage, with Hills’ own tweet leading the charge.

2. Adam Hills vs Westboro Baptist Church
Infamous for their ‘God Hates Fags’ slogan, the Westboro Baptist Church condemned the dearly departed Robin Williams as a fag lover and threatened to picket his funeral in the name of the Lord. In defence of his comedic idol, Hills returned fire, slamming the church for their callousness and insincerity.

“If you really believe in standing up to those threatening the Christian way of life, how about putting your money where your mouth is, taking a direct flight to Iraq and picketing the people threatening to behead Christians if they don’t convert! Surely that’s more of a threat to Christianity than the guy who said ‘Do you think God ever gets stoned? Look at the platypus I think you’ll think he might.’”

3. Adam Hills vs Katie Hopkins
When a Scottish nurse was diagnosed with Ebola upon returning from Sierra Leone, tabloid columnist Katie Hopkins tweeted: “Little sweaty jocks, sending us Ebola bombs in the form of sweaty Glaswegians just isn’t cricket. Scottish NHS sucks”. Suitably outraged, Hills responded with the following rant:

“Until two days ago Rolf Harris would have garnered my vote as dick of the year but then a lady called Katie Hopkins sent a tweet. Now, Katie Hopkins is what we would call in Australia, a professional shit-stirrer. Let me put it into perspective; right now I can’t decide whether you’re a worse person than a convicted paedophile.”

4. Adam Hills vs CeeLo Green
After being charged with furnishing ecstasy to an unknowing woman, singer CeeLo Green took to Twitter to proclaim his innocence, tweeting: “Women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!” Unsurprisingly Hills was unimpressed, and hit back with another trademark rant:

“If you’re as rich and famous as CeeLo Green and you still feel the need to drug a woman, maybe your personality is really not working out for you. Personally I don’t think 45 days community service is anywhere near enough for giving drugs to a woman without her consent. Unless those 45 days involve being put into an induced coma while random members of the public digitally interfere with him.”

5. Adam Hills vs cancer
Having lost his father and several close friends to cancer, Hills is no stranger to the grief that it inevitably brings. Before stripping naked for the televised fundraiser Stand Up to Cancer, Hills delivered a passionate speech, showcasing his prowess as both a comedian and good-natured bloke in equal helpings.

"You know what, cancer, you're like a ’70s entertainer. You've touched a lot of people, many of whom we don't hear about, some of them are children... and there are ongoing operations to remove you."

By Jack Clarke   |  

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Date 31 Mar-19 Apr

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