Laughing at disability

Adam Hills to host Northern Ireland TV comedy

Adam Hills is set to front a new Northern Ireland comedy show based around disability.

The Australian stand-up, who was born without a right foot, is shooting a pilot next week about people of restricted growth.

He will talk to fellow comedian TanyaLee Davis, who is 3ft 6in tall, as well as spending a couple of days with someone from Northern Ireland with a similar condition, finding out about their life and whether they feel that there is humour to be found in their experience.

The half-hour series, which has not yet got a title, will also feature stand-up from the Abnormally Funny People troupe of disabled comedians, which includes Davis.

It is being made by Dublin-based Mind The Gap Films for BBC Northern Ireland.

Published: 20 Jul 2010

Live comedy picks

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.