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Adam Hess has built his reputation on his penchant for quickfire gags. These include, “In France, J-Lo is known as ‘I have water’.” And, “It’s sad that we’ll never know how many chameleons snuck into the Ark”.
Hess hits Brum with his 2019 Edinburgh show, My Grandad Has A Fringe - an hour of comedy which, the London-born funnyman proudly explains, will not see you leaving the venue any cleverer at the end of the night: “There’s nothing pensive in it. Previous shows have had a point, or I’ve tried to say a clever thing, but this one’s different. This one is without a single clever point. Even the title’s stupid - it means nothing. I promise the show’s a lot of fun, though.”
For as long as he can remember, Adam has wanted to be a comedian. “I started writing jokes at the age of 15,” he explains. “And I would obsessively write them, too - thousands of jokes - and ended up with maybe 1,500 pages of notes. Not surprisingly, when I eventually found the courage to go on stage at the age of 22, I hit the ground running - I had seven years’-worth of material already!”
With several sell-out UK tours to his name, the multi-award-winner is this month returning to the Midlands with a brand new show.
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