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Channel 4’s The Last Leg host Adam Hills will bring his new show to Dartford audiences

PUBLISHED: 12:06 09 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:06 09 May 2016

Adam Hills

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Clown Heart will be performed on stage next month.

Host of Channel 4’s The Last Leg Adam Hills will be bringing his new show to Dartford.

The comedian - who is often referred to as ‘the nicest man in comedy’ - previously won best breakthrough act at the British Comedy Awards in 2013.

The Last Leg also won best entertainment programme at last year’s Royal Television Society Awards.

Mr Hills will be performing his show Clown Heart at the Orchard Theatre on June 26.

And he is looking forward to performing on stage.

He explained: “I love the freedom of live comedy.

“I have 60 minutes of material, but each show lasts 90 minutes.

“Every night I try and improvise 30 minutes based on who is in the crowd. Otherwise, I’d get bored doing the same show over and over again.

“I love the spontaneity of things happening in the moment, and I genuinely like meeting people. It’s like compering my own show.

“Also, the audience feel like they’ve been at something special rather than merely watching a guy spout the same stuff every night.

“Because of that, I really feel a real connection with them. I want them to have a lovely 90 minutes and then float out of the room.”

Talking about his new show, Clown Heart, he added: “It’s about what’s going on in my life, having kids and losing parents. It is sometimes a tough area to go into, but the crux of the show is a story about when my daughter was four and asking about death because my father had just passed away.

“She asked, ‘Am I going to die?’

“I replied, ‘Yes, but how about we have as much fun as we can because we’re here?’ At one of my shows, I met a guy with cancer.

“He did this thing called Naked Tuesday, so I did it with him. We recreated the famous naked photo of John and Yoko. He became an inspiration for me.

“’Clown Heart’ is a show about laughing in the face of death. We all know that death is going to have the last laugh, so we have to get in there first. A lot of palliative care nurses have said to me that my message strikes a chord with them – and that’s lovely to hear.”

The show will be starting at 8pm and tickets are £22.50.

To book call 01322 220000.

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