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Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - FRONT PAGE - RE­VIEW ADAM HILLS: THE LAST LEG

SHOW: Adam Hills: The Last Leg CHAN­NEL: ABC TIME: Var­i­ous times

I’VE al­ways re­mem­bered Adam Hills as a funny guy. From watch­ing Spicks and Specks with my par­ents for years and lov­ing it, to en­joy­ing the com­edy and talk show, The Last Leg. The Aus­tralian co­me­dian, with co-hosts Josh Wid­di­combe and Alex Brooker, orig­i­nally ran the show along­side the 2012 Sum­mer Par­a­lympics ev­ery night fol­low­ing the main cov­er­age on Chan­nel 4 and gave an al­ter­na­tive re­view of the day’s events. The jokes were a good bal­ance of hu­mour and re­spect for the Paraolympians and cel­e­brat­ing their achieve­ments, which the show could get away with due to two out of three of the hosts hav­ing phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties them­selves. Adam, born with­out a right foot, and Alex born with hand and arm de­for­mi­ties and now sport­ing a pros­thetic leg, both could un­der­stand and re­late to many of the Par­a­lympians. Fea­tur­ing a mix of com­edy, guests and Par­a­lympics high­lights, the show re­ceived strong re­views and reg­u­larly pulled in more than a mil­lion view­ers each night of the Par­a­lympic Games. It has since be­come a weekly show giv­ing a hu­mor­ous al­ter­na­tive look back at the week’s events, sim­i­lar to, but a lit­tle more relaxed, than Shaun Mi­callef’s Mad as Hell.

MARVELOUS MEN: TV Hosts Alex Brooker, Josh Wid­di­combe and Adam Hills steal the show.

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