Tasmania’s own Hannah Gadsby stopped stand-up comedy in its tracks with her multi award winning show, Nanette, which played to sold out houses in Australia, the UK and New York. Its launch on Netflix, and subsequent Emmy win, took Nanette (and Hannah) to the world.
Hannah’s difficult second album (which was also her eleventh solo show) was named Douglas after her dog. Hannah walked Douglas around the world, selling out the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Opera House in Sydney and the Kennedy Center in DC, a sit down run in New York and shows across the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Douglas was a smash hit, moving beyond the trauma at the centre of Nanette and instead letting the world see the view from Hannah’s brain – one that sees the world differently but with breathtaking clarity. The show covered Hannah’s autism diagnosis, cleared up some confusion regarding a penguin, lectured some great masters, and saw the patriarchy needled with various levels of vigour. Douglas is available throughout the world on Netflix, recorded in Los Angeles.
Hannah has done plenty of other things over the course of more than a decade in comedy, but that will do for now.
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.
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