‘Some of the jokes I would have made, even as a disabled comedian, aren’t all right any more. By normalising disability, we have to be more careful about the jokes that we make’

Comedian and broadcaster Adam Hills gets plenty of material from his own disability and the madness of current politics, but he knows when to draw the line between an irreverent approach and poor taste, writes Shilpa Ganatra

29th July, 2018
Adam Hills: ‘Comedy and society are constantly changing, and you have to keep up with them’ Pic: Rich Hardcastle

For someone who spent his childhood refusing to be defined by his prosthetic leg, it speaks volumes that we hook up with Australian comic Adam Hills as he boards a train bound for Warrington, to play rugby for the Wolves in Britain’s Physical Disability Rugby League.

“The last chapter of my book was written on the way to my first ever game,” he says, referring to his autobiography Best Foot Forward. “I didn’t...

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