Herbie’s career has taken him all over the UK and around the Globe performing in excess of Thirty countries! His Comedy antics have also been shown on various TV shows on BBC, ITV and SKY .
Herbie got his start in comedy at just five years old, entertaining the customers in his mother’s hair salon in Cambridge, England, creating characters and enchanting the ladies trapped under the dryers. Since those formative and crucial years, he toured and recorded as a drummer/percussionist, with a diversity of original bands, some have since become household names.. but it was during one particular life changing performance, whilst playing with a certain band you may have never heard of… to a belting wave of laughter… he fell off the drum kit.
Finally becoming a full-time comedian in his twenties, he wrote and performed his first one-man show. Since then, his appearances have taken him around the world and across the UK in theatre, comedy clubs, universities, cruise ships, casinos, military shows, cabaret venues, pantomimes, touring shows, comedy festivals, music festivals…
Broadcasts and writing for television and radio include BBC, ITV and SKY.
Has written and performed alongside many of the biggest names in British comedy and now with a mix of music, surreal characters, sharp one-liners and observations he’s a popular headliner on the comedy circuit today…
Herbies’s unique crossover of musicianship, surreal characters, one liners, and observational humour make him one the most sought after Comedians in the UK. He has worked in a number of key comedy environments including Comedy clubs and many theatre independent clubs and Venues, as well as performing his own unique family friendly show for various clients including Disney, Butlins and many other leading entertainment providers.
Also an accomplished corporate performer and awards host and presenter, recent venues include The O2, The NEC, The Ivy, Soho House, The Corinthia, The Sheridan, Ascot and Twickenham Stadium.
Herbie also performs ‘family friendly’ comedy… various clients include Nickelodeon, Butlins & Disney…
A seasoned panto performer having notched up many leading comedy roles…
Voice-over work includes the worldwide voice for ‘Russel the Brussell’ TUI and most recently, the voice of The O2 gift box for The O2 Arena’s 10th birthday.
“Funny bones and inspired lunacy from a very gifted and funny comedian whose sureness of touch and natural like-ability could be a trump card in the highly serious and competitive game of comedy” – Stage
“Herbie Adams is a comedy ideas man and a very expert player of the professional comedy game, Adams is winsome and astute in pretty much equal measure” – UK Cabaret
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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