Hannah Gadsby

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Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby is an award-winning Australian comedian who thinks quickly and moves slowly.  She is sardonic, laconic and, after numerous bone crunching accidents, bionic.  Her droll delivery, delightful wordplay and heart-breakingly funny, self-deprecating observations have delighted audiences all over the world.

Hannah is a regular across our television screens, making numerous appearances on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala’s, as a regular on ABC TV’s Adam Hills Tonight from 2011 to 2013 and for the past three series, starring in Josh Thomas’ critically acclaimed Please Like Me in Australia and the United States as the character of, Hannah.

Desperate to make use of her art history degree for the purposes of debt recovery, Hannah has written and presented three art documentaries for ABC TV and takes every opportunity to present her incredibly popular comedic art lectures at festivals around the world alongside her stand-up comedy shows.

Hannah Gadsby

Comedian / Writer / Art Lady

 

Hannah Gadsby is an award-winning Australian comedian who thinks quickly and moves slowly.  She is sardonic, laconic and, after numerous bone crunching accidents, bionic.  Her droll delivery, delightful wordplay and heart-breakingly funny, self-deprecating observations have delighted audiences all over the world.

 

Hannah began her stand-up career in 2006 when she was “discovered” at the Hobart Comedy Festival. Relieved that she existed, she went on to win the national final of Raw Comedy and followed this up with a very impressive second place in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s So You Think You’re Funny?

 

Since then, Hannah has performed to sold out houses at comedy festivals across Australia, accepted an invitation to perform at the exclusive Kilkenny Comedy Festival, the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival and appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe and New Zealand Comedy Festivals.  In 2013, Hannah’s solo show Happiness is a Bedside Table was nominated for Best Show in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

 

Surprised and relieved that she maintains a healthy pallor in front of the camera, Hannah took up a regular spot on ABC TV’s Adam Hills Tonight from 2011-2013.  She has also made appearances on Channel 10’s Good News Week, ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks, Agony Aunts and New Zealand TV 3’s 7 Days

 

Hannah is currently writing her first book, based on her mildly alarming medical history.  In 2011 she released her first stand-up DVD “Kiss Me Quick I’m Full of Jubes” which she followed up with the release of “Mrs Chuckles” in 2012, both through Madman Entertainment.

 

Determined to make use of her Art History degree for the purposes of debt recovery, Hannah has written and presented three art documentaries for ABC TV, and takes every opportunity to present her incredibly popular comedic art lectures at festivals around the world. 

 

In 2014, Hannah joined the cast of ABC and Participant Media’s critically acclaimed Please Like Me from their second season onward as the character of Hannah. Series Four will air at the end of 2016. 

 

This year, Hannah also toured her new show Dogmatic around Australia and to the Soho Theatre in London’s West End and was invited to perform at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Just For Laughs festival.

 

Hannah will be back in 2017 with a brand new stand up show. 

 

 

 “…deliciously awkward…” The Age


“deadpan perfection.”
Skinny Fest, Edinburgh


“Piercing razor sharp wit”
, Chortle


“underestimate her at your peril”
Metro

Deadpan, cutting wit… an assured performer The Scotsman


“…highly entertaining…a refreshing and unique performance.” 
Australian Stage

 

genuinely funny Adelaide Advertiser

 

 

Live Shows

2016 Dogmatic - Solo Show, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Belvoir Theatre, Wagga Wagga, Soho Theatre London
2015 Donkey - Solo Show, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Darwin Festival
2015 Art Lite - Art Lecture, Adelaide Cabaret Festival
2015 Hannah Gadsby Live - Solow Show, Comedy Store Sydney
2014 The Exhibitionist - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Perth International Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Ten Days Spiegeltent Hobart, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2014 Nakedy Nudes/Mary.Contrary/Australian Art - Art Lectures, NGV Art Lecture Series, Melbourne.
2013 Happiness is a Bedside Table - Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Perth International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cnberra Theatre Centre, Soho Theatre London, Brighton Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store.
2013 Nakedy Nudes - Art Lecture, National Gallery of Victoria during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Art Space Mackay
2013 Mary.Contrary - Art Lecture Ten Days on the Island Festival, Kings Place London
2012 Hannah Wants A Wife – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Perth International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2012 Mary.Contrary – Art Lecture National Gallery of Victoria during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2012 Mrs Chuckles – Solo Show Belvoir St Theatre, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Wild West Comedy Fest (Perth), New Zealand Comedy Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre (London).
2011 The History of the National Gallery of Victoria – Art History Lecture National Gallery of Victoria during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2011 The Cliff Young Shuffle – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2010 International Art History – Art History Lecture National Gallery of Victoria during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2010 Kiss Me Quick I’m Full Of Jubes – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival
2009 Australian Art History With A Comic – Art History Lecture National Gallery of Victoria during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2009 Meat, The Musical – with Amelia Jane Hunter Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Enmore Theatre
2008 Hannah Gadsby is Wrong and Broken Adelaide Fringe Festival

 

Television

2016 Channel 9 20 to 1 (Guest)
2016 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)
2015 Comedy Channel Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House (stand up spot)
2015 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)
2014 ABC TV Jennifer Byrne Presents (Guest)
2014 ABC TV Hannah Gadsby’s Oz (Writer and Host)
2014 ABC TV The Agony of Modern Manners (Guest)
2014 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)
2014 ABC 2 Comedy Up Late (Comedy Spot)
2013 ABC TV Tractor Monkeys (Guest)
2013 ABC TV Adam Hills Tonight (Weekly Regular)
2013 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)
2011-12 ABC TV Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight (Weekly regular)
2012 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)
2012 ABC TV Agony Aunts (Guest)
2011 ABC TV National Gallery of Victoria, 150th Birthday Special – Documentary (writer and performer)
2011 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)
2010 ABC TV Spicks And Specks (Guest)
2010 ABC TV Hannah Gadsby Goes Domestic -Documentary Special (Writer and performer)
2010 TV-3 NZ 7 Days (Guest)
2010 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)
2009 Network Ten Good News Week (Guest)
2009 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)
2009 Comedy Channel Sydney Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)
2009 Comedy Channel The Breast Darn Show In Town Gala (Stand Up, National Breast Cancer Foundation)
2009 TV-2 NZ New Zealand Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)
2008 TV-2 NZ Comedy Christmas Gala (Stand Up)
2008 Comedy Channel A Night At The Festival Club (Melbourne International Comedy Festival)

 

Television - Acting

2014-16 ABC TV, Pivot.tv (USA) Please Like Me (Hannah) - Seasons 2-4
2013 Channel Nine Underbelly: Squizzy (Photographer)

 

Radio

2015 BBC Radio 4 Hannah Gadsby Speaks from her Art (Series - Writer and Host)

 

Recordings

2015 ABC TV/ Pivot.tv (USA) Please Like Me Season 3 (script writer)

 

Recordings

2011 Madman Entertainment Kiss Me Quick I’m Full Of Jubes (Stand-up DVD)

 

 

Other Notable Live Work

Just For Laughs Sydney Opera House - 2016

Art After Hours Series: The Great Gadsby

Floriade Nightfest - Comedy Headliner

Latitude Festival UK, 2014

Wordaholics guest, BBC Radio 4 (x2 appearances)

Amsterdam Summer Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Roadshow

Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Upfront

Comedy Zone

Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

Smithwicks Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Moosehead Recipient – Meat the Musical (with Amelia Jane Hunter)

 

Awards

2013 Barry Award (best show) – Nominee – Melbourne International Comedy Festival - Happiness Is A Bedside Table
2013 Helpmann Award (Best Comedy Performer) - Nominee - Happiness Is A Bedside Table
2011 Helpmann Award (Best Comedy Performer) - Nominee - Mrs Chuckles
2011 Barry Award (best show) – Nominee – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2010 Helpmann Award (Best Comedy Performer) - Nominee - Hannah Gadsby - The Cliff Young Shuffle
2010 Festival Directors’ Choice Award – Winner – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2007 Best Newcomer – Winner – Adelaide Fringe Festival
2006 RAW Comedy – Winner - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2006 So You Think You’re Funny? – Runner Up – Edinburgh Fringe Festival

 

 

 

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Updated:
September 2016