Always Be Comedy (4 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Nick Helm’s Xmas F*ck Fest 5: Pleasance Theatre, Islington, London, 2019
Always Be Comedy Online: Show Eleven: 2020
I have seen regular and audience favourite Adam Hess play Always Be Comedy on five occasions (in March, May, June and September 2018 and then again in February 2019).
Hess’ comedy style is manic, lively, enthusiastic and very funny. He presented a good try-out performance of his Edinburgh show Seahorse in June 2018 which contained observational humour brilliantly degrading throughout the performance to generate laughter. He darted around the stage like a man possessed and looked exhausted at the end of his frantic, lightning quick-fire delivery.
Every time, his likeable charm not only came from excellent observation skills, but also in the expressional way in which he performed, and really owned the stage. His facial expressions, physicality and his animated imagery helped enormously with his story telling and gave the audience a great time.
In February 2019 at Always Be Comedy and then as a guest at Nick Helm’s Xmas F*ck Fest 5 in December 2019, his work in progress musings and ramblings were once again inspired creating new material and making waves of laughter throughout the excited audience.
In June 2020, Hess appeared for Always Be Comedy Online describing his exaggerated experiences of isolation due to a worldwide pandemic and creating bizarre routine and situations which entertained the audience.