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Best foot forward, Adam Hills (author)

Label
Best foot forward
Title
Best foot forward
Statement of responsibility
Adam Hills (author)
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Adam Hills was a quiet primary school kid with a prosthetic foot who did all his homework and only spoke when spoken to. His dad sparked in him a love of comedy, and together they'd spend hours watching and listening to the likes of Peter Sellers and Mel Brooks. So when it was Adam's turn to speak, he made sure he was funny. Once he hit high school, comedy was Adam's obsession (along with a deep love for the South Sydney Rabbitohs). While his mates were listening to Iron Maiden and AC/DC, he was listening to Kenny Everett and Billy Connolly. And when a report card came home with a comment praising his sense of humour, he was far prouder of that than his grades (his mum not so much). Adam's shyness and his missing foot never held him back, though wearing thongs was tricky. While other teens snuck off to meet girls and drink cheap booze, Adam snuck off to see a young Jim Carrey perform. After that, a steady diet of Rodney Rude, Vince Sorrenti and Robin Williams led this sheltered, virginal university student from The Shire to his first stand-up open mic night on his 19th birthday. In Best Foot Forward, Adam describes his early years on the Australian comedy scene sharing gigs with Steady Eddy and Jimeoin, how he coped the first time he died on stage, his early-morning apprenticeship in radio, touring the world's comedy festivals, the magic of Spicks and Specks and his hosting gig for the 2008 Paralympics that led to his hit UK TV show The Last Leg. Kermit the Frog, Whoopi Goldberg, Barry Humphries, Billy Connolly - Adam's learned from the best. In this charming and witty memoir Adam Hills shows how hard work, talent and being proudly different can see you find your feet
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10679963
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hills, Adam
Dewey number
792.76
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Hills, Adam
  • Hills, Adam
  • Comedians
  • Stand-up comedy
Target audience
general
Label
Best foot forward, Adam Hills (author)
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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Control code
000062135628
Extent
352 p.
Isbn
9780733640575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780733640582
Stock number
670366
System control number
(OCoLC)1030754127
Label
Best foot forward, Adam Hills (author)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062135628
Extent
352 p.
Isbn
9780733640575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780733640582
Stock number
670366
System control number
(OCoLC)1030754127

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