Tag: Hannah Gadsby

Neither Shock Nor Twist

Press release time! NETFLIX ORDERS HANNAH GADSBY’S NEW STAND-UP SPECIAL DOUGLAS At the FYSEE event in Los Angeles, comedian Hannah Gadsby announced that her new hour-long stand-up special Douglas, named after her beloved dog, will launch globally on Netflix in 2020. “I’m so excited to announce today that Douglas will be released on Netflix in... Read More »

Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution

It’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival time, and you know what that means: we continue to ignore stand up comedy just like we always do. But this year’s launch featured Australia’s biggest comedy superstar, Hannah Gadsby – and in good news, it seems that the future of comedy doesn’t necessarily have to involve jokes: “I believe... Read More »

What’s Next For Nanette?

So Nanette‘s a world-wide success, earning rave reviews and gushing think-pieces everywhere you look for weeks online – which is basically decades by old media timescales – while giving Hannah Gadsby the kind of life-altering fame most performers could only dream of. Did anyone really think she was still going to quit? The thing is... Read More »

When Things Get Too Serious For Laughter, There’s Always Nanette

Hannah Gadsby’s live show Nanette has been receiving a second round of rave reviews now that it’s available on Netflix, many of them repeating the same few points over and over again because yes, it’s a show that really is shocking and powerful and deeply moving. The sharper of these new round of reviews usually... Read More »

Cry and the World Cries With You

Nanette, Hannah Gadsby’s farewell to comedy – though not, if you pay close attention, to live performance necessarily – has been going gangbusters the world over since it won the 2017 Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. It’s gone on to win Best Comedy at the Adelaide Fringe, the Edinburgh Comedy Award, and... Read More »

What Rhymes With June?

Press release time! Tonightly with Tom Ballard is back! After a short, definitely-not-government-mandated hiatus, Tonightly with Tom Ballard is back from Monday June 18 at the new time of 9.30pm on ABC COMEDY and ABC iview. The show’s first 100 episodes received record-breaking ratings* and overwhelming critical acclaim (“…on occasions the program is witty.” –... Read More »

Someone Left Off the F

Press release time! ABC celebrates and debates the Arts Sarah Blasko, Hannah Gadsby and Chris Taylor lead a culture charge Thursday, October 5, 2017 — New film and TV review show Screen Time heads up an exciting and diverse slate of arts programs, coming soon to the ABC. Ranging from fine art and fashion, to... Read More »

Classy Clown

Last year Hannah Gadsby toured her live show around the local comedy festivals, then took it to Edinburgh where she was spotted by a legendary British comedy producer...and the rest was history. Well, she got a series for Radio... Read More »

Women FTW?

Our recent guest post by an anonymous female former comedy writer got us thinking…how well are women doing in comedy in... Read More »

A little outlandish, and quite entertaining

The ABC's new Wednesday comedy line-up kicked off last night with the return of Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight and the long-awaited debut of the sitcom... Read More »