Hannah Gadsby, an Australian comedian is all set to release her next comedy special on Netflix.
Gadsby is known for sublimating the harsh reality of trauma and abuse in her standup with a touch of comedy as well. She rose to fame when she won the national final of the Raw Comedy competition for new comedians in 2006.
Gadsby’s previous special ‘Nanette’ was critically acclaimed for dealing with strong and gritty topics. This stand-up show talked about homophobia, mental illness which was part comedy and part intimate. Her performance was described as ground breaking thereby winning a Peabody Award in 2018 and an Emmy Award for outstanding writing for a variety special in 2019.
In 2018, Netflix released fim version of Nanette which brought her to the attention of international audiences. Now after her immense popularity, she is all set for her new Netflix comedy special “Douglas”.
Douglas – named after her beloved dog is releasing globally on May 26, 2020. In the show, she explores new personal revelations. With empathy, wit and metaphor, she will create something which would be bigger than comedy.
In an interview, when asked about the details of the show, she said ” I think you can’t expect. It talks about expectations and how labels can set them up to fail.” Also In response to the complain she received on social media that her show is not comedy but a lecture, she said she doesn’t care what people will call the show.
It is indeed a pleasure seeing her work and skills thereby raising a high standard for the genre of standup she does.
Her way of seeing the world may be different, but the appreciation she gets truly makes her a masterpiece.