Hannah Gadsby

WINNER, Emmy Award, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special 2019
WINNER, Peabody Award 2018
WINNER, Comedy Special Of The Year, Just for Laughs Montreal 2018
WINNER, Best Comedy Show, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017
WINNER, Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer, 2017
WINNER, Best Comedy Show, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017

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 2018 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

Hannah is currently touring her brand new live show Douglas. Tour dates and ticket details can be found here.

  • Live Shows
  • Television – Appearances, Stand Up and Presenting
  • Television - Acting
  • Radio
  • Awards

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

2014 – The Exhibitionist  – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Ten Days Spiegeltent Hobart, Canberra Comedy Festival, Perth International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre (London)

2014 – Nakedy Nudes/Mary.Contrary/Australian Art – Art Lecture
NGV Art Lecture Series, Melbourne

2013 – Happiness is a Bedside Table – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Canberra 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

2011 – 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

2010 – 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

2009 – 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

2008 – Meat, The Musical – with Amelia Jane Hunter
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Enmore Theatre

2007 – Hannah Gadsby is Wrong and Broken
Adelaide Fringe Festival

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)

2013 – ABC TV: Adam Hills Tonight (Weekly regular)

2013 – Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (stand up spot)

2011-12 – ABC TV: Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight (Weekly Regular)

2012 – Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (stand up spot)

2012-14 – 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 – TV3 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 – 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)

Plus various appearances on panel television and interview programs.

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