The Last Leg - In The Press

‚ÄčIt was a successful night for Jeremy Hunt on Friday (alright, not really) as he won The Last Leg's acclaimed Dick of the Year title for 2015.

Written by Adam Silverstein. Digital Spy, 13th February 2016

"We want our sports people to be amazing and we place incredible pressure on them in terms of advertising money," Hills says, "so we, as a culture, are willing to turn a blind eye. At the 2008 Paralympics, one country was doing particularly well and I asked the Australian coach why? He said: "'They were good at the Olympics, too. They've got the best drugs. They can't be detected.' We talk to a lot of para-athletes and you hear them saying, 'He's totally doped up.'"

Written by Julia Llewelyn Smith. The Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2016

The comedian reveals who was best at sexing wild crocs when The Last Leg went Down Under...

Written by Claire Webb. Radio Times, 27th January 2016

Often live versions of a TV show hits miss the mark. Trying to recreate a much-loved format in front of a live audience is a challenge. When that live audience is a festival audience the challenge is even greater. The Last Leg, though, is a perfect fit for festival fare, its improvised style and audience interaction a winning formula.

Written by Glen Pearce. The Public Reviews, 19th July 2015

Some of the working titles for the show included Blind Men Can Jump and Dwarves Aren't Magic.

Chortle, 19th July 2015

Making people laugh, discussing serious issues and restoring faith in humanity.

Written by Amanda Steel. Blasting News, 11th July 2015

When the disability charity Scope asked me to play the Milk Tray Man in their online spoof of the cheesy Cadbury's Milk Tray ads, I had to go online and research them all. Being Australian I had no idea what they were talking about.

Written by Adam Hills. The Huffington Post, 6th July 2015

A sixth series for the satire show that picks apart the week's news while making it look like a chat between three particularly witty friends down the pub. It features, as usual, Adam Hills as the genial mastermind and Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe as his grinning familiars. Tonight, the men are joined by stretched Muppet Stephen Merchant.

Julia Raeside, The Guardian, 26th June 2015

Hills returns with co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker and, as well as admitting the show can come together as close as half an hour before broadcast, he dished on everything from his bromance with guest and former Deputy PM Nick Clegg, to almost unbooking Piers Morgan...

Written by Emma Daly. Radio Times, 25th June 2015

The 44-year-old Australian comic, who wears a prosthetic right foot, is married to fellow performer Ali McGregor, with whom he has two young daughters. TVChoice caught up with him for a natter...

Written by Elaine Penn. TV Choice, 16th June 2015

The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church claims it will stage an anti-ISIS demo in Iraq after comedian Adam Hills challenged them to take on the militant extremists.

Written by Ian Leonard. The Daily Mirror, 8th May 2015

Can TV's best topical comedy keep that mantle in the midst of election fever? It's a challenge, even for the excellent Adam Hills and his two sidekicks, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe.

Brooker pre-empted the worst excesses of the race for Downing Street earlier this year by conducting a genuinely enlightening interview with Nick Clegg, during which any answer deemed to be "bulls**t" was met with a klaxon. It's safe to say that despite Brooker's efforts, plenty of the smelly stuff has crept into the campaign on all sides as 7 May has drawn closer. The trio's signature brand of satire without cynicism could be just what we need.

Jack Seale, Radio Times, 23rd April 2015

A great sense of freedom is gained from watching The Last Leg as politics is opened up to the wider public in a way that, for once, isn't entirely depressing. I hope it continues to work its stupid magic for years to come.

Written by Becca Moody. Moody Comedy, 7th March 2015

Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe have got Friday night satire right; matey instead of aloof, heartfelt instead of withering; and, because the presenters visibly enjoy each other's company and aren't competing, far less stilted than such a heavily scripted show ought to be. They don't feel like part of the well-oiled daily debate machine, so their points stick and miracles happen: viewers' tweets aren't annoying! Nick Clegg looked human when he was on! Sarah Millican guests as another annoyingly short series ends.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 27th February 2015

Adam Hills, the presenter of The Last Leg, an anarchic chat show that recently played host to the Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, reviews his appearance.

Written by Adam Hills. The New Statesman, 10th February 2015

Alex Brooker's Channel 4 encounter with Nick Clegg was a model of how to talk normally to a politician - and make them talk normally back.

Written by Hugo Rifkind. The Spectator, 5th February 2015

I could not have been more sceptical about the idea of Nick Clegg appearing on Adam Hills' The Last Leg (Channel 4, Friday) to supposedly shake young voters out of their apathy. It turned out to be a joy to watch.

Russell Brand he ain't. But Clegg has something else: a genuine self-consciousness that translates into humility. He is a bit of a wally. But he is a well-meaning wally. When asked to rate, on a scale of one to 10 how bad he felt about tuition fees (one = "no regrets", 10 = "can't sleep at night"), his sheepish "nine and a half" got him a round of applause.

The cynical take? "Trying out his post-election career," tweeted @richbu1. Whatever Clegg was doing, he aced it. Bang on, as the presenters of The Last Leg would say.

Viv Groskop, The Guardian, 2nd February 2015

It could have been a TV disaster waiting to happen - but Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg certainly didn't disgrace himself during his guest appearance on The Last Leg.

Written by Caroline Westbrook. Metro, 30th January 2015

Nick Clegg's turn on The Last Leg tonight is quite unusual. The Liberal Democrat leader has picked up the gauntlet thrown down by the presenters of the topical comedy show two weeks ago.

Written by Alice Jones. The Independent, 30th January 2015

This the best sort of yearly review: one which takes place after the whole year has taken place, because you never know what sort of events are going to take place on the last few days of the year... and indeed something did happen which caused a bit of conflict between host Adam Hills and the viewers.

Written by Ian Wolf. On The Box, 5th January 2015

Comedian and The Last Leg presenter Adam Hills last went viral with his tirade against the Westboro Baptist Church. His rant against their British equivalent, Katie Hopkins, deserves to do just as well.

The Independent, 5th January 2015

The genial triumvirate of Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe present a special New Year edition of The Last Leg, looking at the noteworthy news stories of the past year. There will be a dick of the year award, which - in a pleasing display of democracy at work - viewers will be able to vote on, while their trademark "is it okay?" question will be joined by "will it be okay?", looking ahead at that grey area of good and bad taste for 2015. The trio will be joined in the studio by bashful polymath Richard Ayoade.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 19th December 2014

Josh Widdicombe has said that he didn't think anyone would watch The Last Leg.

Written by Frances Taylor. Digital Spy, 13th August 2014

A year on from my last chat with him, I caught up with Alex Brooker to find out what the past year has been like for him.

Written by Elliot Gonzalez. I Talk Telly, 7th August 2014

The Australian standup comedian Adam Hills is back for a new series of his topical-and-comical review show. He's joined once more by his co-hosts, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker as they take on the news agenda of the last seven days, and apply some levity and jokes to the mix. Offering their insight on the significant news moments of the week alongside them will be celebrity guests (mostly other comics and TV presenters). As usual, they also answer the most pressing question of all: "Is it OK?"

Bim Adewunmi, The Guardian, 1st August 2014

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