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Hannah Gadsby’s tenth solo show was Nanette. It did alright.
Nanette played around Australia and the UK for eighteen months—taking out the top prizes at the Melbourne and Edinburgh festivals before sitting down in New York and dropping a Netflix special last June that started a global conversation that continues six months later.
While Nanette was a random barista, Douglas is a very specific dog, and the only thing they have in common is they’ve inspired Hannah to put pen to paper and turn out a show you couldn’t possibly expect.
Hannah found her voice with Nanette and with Douglas she plans to use it. The stand-up stage has been Hannah’s home for more than a decade, and the last couple of years have given her a few very new ideas to think and talk about in her first ever US tour.
Douglas will premiere in Melbourne before embarking on the US tour, kicking off in San Francisco and then heading around the nation on April 30. There will be more US dates to be announced, including New York, as well as dates in Europe, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. You can sign up at hannahgadsby.com.au to find out if Hannah will be coming by your way any time soon.
Comedian / Writer / Art Lady
Tasmania’s own Hannah Gadsby has come to the world’s attention through her multi-award winning stand up show Nanette which played to sold out houses across Australia, London, Edinburgh, New York and Los Angeles before launching on Netflix in June as the first Australian Netflix Original Comedy Special and stopping the comedy world in its tracks.
The overnight success of Hannah Gadsby was more than ten years in the making, with her award winning stand up shows a sell out fixture in festivals across Australia and the UK. She played a character called Hannah on the TV series Please Like Me and has hosted three art documentaries, inspired by comedy art lectures she created to accompany collections at major galleries.
What they have said about Nanette:
“As uproariously funny as it is profoundly furious.”—The New Yorker
“The laughs of her show are a means to an end, which is, at its core, a ferocious attack on comedy itself.—The New York Times
“Nanette is the kind of work that leaves you shaken. Not because it’s really funny (it really is), or because it’s equally heartbreaking, but because it finds a fusion of those two modes that’s incandescent.”—The Atlantic
"one of the finest hours of stand-up I’ve seen" ★★★★★ —The Times, UK
“Nanette deserves to win all the awards because it changes everyone who goes to see it.”—The Scotsman
"one of the most powerful stand-up hours the Fringe has witnessed. The power of Nanette is undeniable and this show will last in the mind long after the final discarded Fringe flyer has been swept away"—The List, UK
WINNER, Comedy Special Of The Year, Just for Laughs Montreal
WINNER, Best Comedy Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
WINNER, Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer
WINNER, Best Comedy Show, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
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