It’s a wonder Adam Hess doesn’t collapse in a heap at the end of every show with the amount of energy he puts in.
In a relentless hour, he pushes his own stamina to the limits with a frantic set that has the audience burning just as many calories from being almost permanently buckled with laughter.
Kicking off with a superb This Morning parody intro, it’s a vaguely-organised chaos packed with laughs as Adam bounds around the small stage area – even once almost attempting a backflip.
Along with side-splitting anecdotes from his childhood and dating life, Adam adds in some multimedia elements with photos, video and 90s TV theme tunes.
There’s audience participation throughout, and woe betide anyone who gets anything wrong (including one woman in this show who spelled her name incorrectly under pressure).
The finale, where Adam finally gets to achieve his dreams and star in his own game show, brings things to a more gentle close and shows off a rather peculiar yet very impressive skill.
Adam set out this year to make a show that didn’t have a clever theme or point to it, simply an hour of observational humour designed to just be fun.
And he certainly delivers that in a brilliant hurricane of prepared gags mixed with random tangents, distractions and frenetic scrabbling back to the point.
A real treat to be a part of, so strap yourself in.
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