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Is Colbert wasting Hannah Gadsby’s time?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 7, 2019 15:31:20 August 7, 2019 15:31:20
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Hannah Gadsby had one of the biggest and best breakout moments of 2018 with her searing Netflix special, Nanette. That show, set up as a kind of two weeks’ notice to her comedy career, resulted in international acclaim, and she is now performing a new show, Douglas, off-Broadway (it will be on Netflix in 2020). Full Story

Best of 2018: Hannah Gadsby

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 14, 2018 19:58:21 December 14, 2018 19:58:21
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Hannah Gadsby burst onto the international stage this year with her blistering not-comedy special Nanette. It feels like Nanette came out nine years ago because we live in a nightmare time warp where everything is happening all of the time, but it’s just been six months since Gadsby gave us a new lexicon for talking about trauma and comedy and processing trauma with comedy. Full Story

Hannah Gadsby: Emmys Best Presenter

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 18, 2018 05:33:26 September 18, 2018 05:33:26
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As Duana just posted, over here in our corner, nobody cared for Colin Jost and Michael Che. The antidote for that took the stage about halfway through the show when Hannah Gadsby came out to present. Full Story

Monday, June 25, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Hannah Gadsby’s name has been coming up in my feeds for a few weeks now. Then Sarah texted me this weekend, OH MY GOD YOU HAVE TO WATCH NANETTE ON NETFLIX. The timing was perfect. I watched it yesterday, Pride Sunday.  Read Full Intro

Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette: an extraordinary plea for empathy

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 25, 2018 13:18:10 June 25, 2018 13:18:10
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Jokes, Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby tells us, are a two-part structure: set-up and punchline. And the problem with jokes, she goes on, is that they have no resolution. In her new comedy special, Nanette, Gadsby tells us how she “sealed off” her coming-out story at its “trauma point” by turning it into a previous comedy routine. Full Story

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