Adam Hess
Adam Hess

Adam Hess

  • Actor, writer and stand-up comedian
Adam Hess

Adam Hess is a stand-up and comedy writer known for penning content for Newsjack, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Russell Howard's Good News, and The Tez O'Clock Show. A regular at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in 2015 he was a nominee for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer. He is most famous for his surreal, absurdist one-liners.

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Biography

In 2011 he made the Semi Final of the BBC New Comedy Award, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and this led to performances on two episodes of Channel 4's topical stand-up comedy show Stand Up For The Week.

Nominated for Chortle Best Circuit Comedian and Chortle Best Newcomer, he spent a long part of his comedy career as a staff-writer on Russell Howard's Good News. He has also written for Newsjack, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and The Tez O'Clock Show.

A regular at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, his many shows include Jokémon!, The Comedy Zone, Adam Hess: Mustard, and Adam Hess: My Grandad Has A Fringe.

In 2015 he was a nominee for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer at his show Adam Hess: Salmon, and in 2016 he appeared in three episodes of The Funny Thing About..., a Channel 5 comedy show featuring talking heads, discussing a number of topics such as relationships, dating, and the festive season.

A prolific stand-up across a lengthy career to date, he has featured on such shows as Tonight At The London Palladium, Live From The BBC, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, The Chris Ramsey Show, and Stand Up Sketch Show. Alongside this work, he has also written for, and appeared as an ensemble actor on, the 2016 ITV2 sketch show @Elevenish, and also featured in series 2 of BBC Two sitcom Count Arthur Strong.

Hess is also co-creator of the cult hit The Bearpit Podcast Podcast, which in 2016 took a show to the Edinburgh Fringe: Bearpit Podcast (Podcast): 100 Year Anniversary.

Awards

Dave Funniest Joke Of The Fringe Award 2017
Main Award: 14
Chortle Awards 2016
Best Club Comic: Nominee
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2015
Best Newcomer: Nominee
Dave Funniest Joke Of The Fringe Award 2015
Main Award: Nominee
Chortle Awards 2013
Best Newcomer: Nominee
Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year 2013
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year: Nominee
Chortle Awards 2011
Student Comic Of The Year: Winner
Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year 2011
Main Award: Nominee
BBC New Comedy Award 2011
Main Prize: Semi-finalist
Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2011
Main Prize: Winner

Credits

Year Production Role
2022 Guessable? - Series 3
  1. E1 - Episode One
Writer (Additional Material)
2021 The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
  1. E26 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2021
Writer
2021 One Night In...
  1. E2 - The Natural History Museum
Writer (Additional Material)
2021 Have I Got News For You - Series 62
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. Special - Have I Got 2021 For You
Writer (Additional Material)
2021 Rhys James Is... - Rhysearch
  1. E1 - Are Billionaires Evil?
  2. E2 - Will Wee Live On Mars?
  3. E3 - Are They Watching Us?
Writer (Additional Material)
2021 Have I Got News For You - Series 61
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Writer (Additional Material)
2021 Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable - Series 1 Writer (Additional Material)
2020 The Skewer - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Writer (Additional Material)
2020 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 19 (Channel 4: Series 20)
  1. Special - Highlights Special
Writer (Additional Material)
2020 An Interview - Adam Hess Oliver
2020 An Interview - Adam Hess Writer
2020 Glasgow International Comedy Festival Self
2020 The Stand Up Sketch Show - Series 2
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Ensemble Actor
2020 The Stand Up Sketch Show - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Self
2019 The Circuit
  1. E1 - XS Malarkey
Self
2019 Adam Hess: My Grandad Has a Fringe Self
2019 The Tez O'Clock Show
  1. E1 - Episode One
Writer
2019 Oxford Comedy Festival Self
2019 Big Funny Fest Self
2019 Attic Arts Club Self
2019 The Stand Up Sketch Show - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Ensemble Actor
2019 The Stand Up Sketch Show - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
Self
2018 Stand Up Central - Series 4
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2018 Adam Hess: Seahorse Self
2018 Comedy Central At The Comedy Store - Series 5
  1. E12 - Jayde Adams At The Comedy Store
Guest
2018 Adam Hess & Glenn Moore Self
2017 Adam Hess: Cactus Self
2017 White Gold - Series 1
  1. E6 - The Secret Of Sales
Radio Ad Producer
2017 Tonight At The London Palladium - Series 4
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2017 Absolutely Fine - Series 1
  1. E1 - Uber
  2. E2 - Deliveroo
  3. E5 - Netflix
Writer (Additional Material)
2017 The Chris Ramsey Show - Series 1
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2017 The Chris Ramsey Show - Series 1 Writer (Additional Material)
2016 The Gruel Cafe Writer
2016 The Gruel Cafe Presenter
2016 Adam Hess: Feather Self
2016 Internet Boyz Writer
2016 Internet Boyz Spencer
2016 The Funny Thing About...
  1. E3 - Dating
  2. E4 - Christmas
  3. E5 - Relationships
Guest
2016 Bearpit Podcast (Podcast): 100 Year Anniversary Self
2016 Adam Hess: Feathers Self
2016 @elevenish
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
  2. E9 - Episode Nine
  3. E10 - Episode Ten
  4. Special - The Bestish Bits
Writer
2016 @elevenish
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
  2. E9 - Episode Nine
  3. E10 - Episode Ten
  4. Special - The Bestish Bits
Ensemble Actor
2016 Don't Make Me Laugh - Series 2
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2016 Mark Smith Versus The People - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2016 Live From The BBC - Series 1
  1. E6 - Adam Hess & Dane Baptiste
Self
2015 Adam Hess: Salmon Self
2015 Shambles
  1. E3 - Tumbleweed
Self
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 6 (Channel 4: Series 7)
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
  2. E14 - Episode Fourteen
Writer (Additional Material)
2015 Count Arthur Strong - Series 2
  1. E5 - Still Life
Extreme Walker
2014 Russell Howard's Good News - Series 9
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Writer (Additional Material)
2014 Adam Hess: Mustard Self
2014 The Comedy Zone Self
2014 Alex Zane's Funny Rotten Scoundrels
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2014 Newsjack - Series 10
  1. E1 - Episode One
Writer
2013 Jokémon! Self
2013 AAA Batteries (Not Included) - Free Self
2013 Adam Hess and David Elms Self
2012 The McLough-Hess Monster Self
2012 AAA Batteries (Not Included) - Free Self
2012 Stand Up For The Week - Series 4
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Writer (Additional Material)
2011 AAA Batteries (Not Included) - Free Self
2011 BBC New Comedy Award - 2011
  1. E1 - Semi Final 1
Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Adam Hess on IMDb

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