Since stopping the comedy world in its tracks with their 2018 Netflix special, Nanette, Hannah has managed to stay pretty busy.
They have done two more solo stand up shows which toured the world – playing to sold out houses across the US, Australia and Europe – filling the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Festival Hall, the Kennedy Centre, the London Palladium and the Opera House at BAM.
Douglas launched on Netflix in 2020 and their third Netflix special will launch in 2023 as Something Special.
They also squeezed in hosting a gala at the Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival, launched a New York Times Best Selling Memoir, Ten Steps To Nanette in more than ten languages and chatted with Colbert and Fallon amongst many others.
In 2023 Hannah will co-curate an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, featuring works from the Musee Picasso National Paris and works from the Brooklyn Museum’s Feminist Art Collection. This is part of a global celebration marking fifty years since Picasso’s death. Hannah’s views on Picasso and the conflation of misogyny and genius will be on display alongside the works.
Oh, and Hannah won an Emmy for Nanette. They also picked up a Peabody and an AACTA Award. Hannah also won the most outstanding show awards at both the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe.
That feels like enough for now. There will be more to come.
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
On Ten Steps to Nanette;
“Enthralling.” The Washington Post
“For fans of Gadsby, her delivery on the page will delight just as it does on screen.” Time
“Hannah is a Promethean force, a revolutionary talent. This hilarious, touching, and sometimes tragic book is all about where her fires were lit.” Emma Thompson
2021/2022 – Body of Work – Solo Show
Canberra, Hobart, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Wellington, Auckland, Sydney, Boston, Washington, Durham, Atlanta, Ft, Lauderdale, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Dallas, Austin, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Toronto, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis, Europe, United Kingdom.
2019 – Douglas – Solo Show
Adelaide, Melbourne, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Diego, Portland, Denver, Austin, Houston, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Nashville, United Kingdom, Europe
2017-18 – Nanette – Solo Show
Perth Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, International Women’s Day – Sydney Opera House, Ten Days On The Island – Hobart, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Wollongong, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Soho Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Sydney Opera House, Soho Theatre – Return Run, Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, New York Soho Playhouse, Largo Los Angeles.
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 – Solo Show
Comedy Store Sydney
For a full list of Live Show credits, please download the full bio below.
2020 – Netflix: Best of Stand-Up 2020
2020 – NBC: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Guest)
2019 – CBS: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Guest)
2018 – NBC: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Guest)
2018 – NBC: Late Night with Seth Meyers (Guest)
2018 – NBC: Emmy Awards (Presenter)
2018 – Netflix: Nanette (Netflix Original Comedy Special)
2018 – ABC1: Hannah Gadsby’s Nakedy Nudes (original concept, writer and presenter)
2016 – Comedy Channel: Just For Laughs Sydney Stand Up Series (stand up spot)
2016 – Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (stand up spot)
2015 – Comedy Channel: Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House (stand up spot)
2015 – Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (stand up spot)
2014 – ABC TV: Hannah Gadsby’s Oz (writer and host)
2014 – Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (stand up spot)
2014 – ABC 2: Comedy Up Late (stand up spot)
For a full list of Television credits, please download the full bio below.
2014-16 – ABC/Pivot.tv (USA): Please Like Me (Hannah) Seasons 2-4
2013 – Channel Nine: Underbelly: Squzzy (Photographer)
2015 – BBC Radio 4: Hannah Gadsby Speaks from her Art (Series – Writer and Host)
2019: Emmy Award – Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special – Nanette
2019: Peabody Award – Nanette
2018: Comedy Special Of The Year, Just for Laughs Festival Montreal – Nanette
2018: Lilly Award – New York, Celebrating Significant Contributions Made by Women in Theatre – Nanette
2017: Last Minute Edinburgh Comedy Award – Winner (joint winner) – Nanette
2017: Helpmann Award – Best Comedy Performer – Nanette
2017: Barry Award (best show) – Winner – Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Nanette
2017: Best Comedy – Winner – Adelaide Fringe Festival – Nanette
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 (best show) Award – Nominee – Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Mrs Chuckles
2010: Helpmann Award (Best Comedy Performer) – Nominee – Hannah Gadsby – The Cliff Young Shuffle
2010: Festival Directors’ Choice Award – Winner – Melbourne International Comedy Festival The Cliff Young Shuffle
2007: Best Newcomer – Winner – Adelaide Fringe Festival – Kiss Me Quick I’m Full of Jubes
2006: RAW Comedy – Winner – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2006: So You Think You’re Funny? – Runner Up – Edinburgh Fringe Festival