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hannah gadsby douglas, follow up to nanette

Hannah Gadsby has announced that Netflix will film and release her new stand-up show, Douglas, after the success of Nanette. The Tasmanian-born comedian became a global star after her acclaimed stand-up show Nanette was released on Netflix. Now Gadsby has announced that her hour-long comedy special, named after her beloved pet dog, will be available …

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barry humphries as Dame edna in absolutely fabulous the movie

Australian comedian Barry Humphries has defended his controversial brand of comedy after his named was stripped from a top comedy award. Humphries’ name was this month removed from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s top award, in part because of a series of the comedian’s history of transphobic comments. At a comedy Q&A session in London …

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barry humphries as Dame edna in absolutely fabulous the movie

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has removed Barry Humphries’ name from its awards list following backlash over the iconic Australian comedian’s comments about transgender people. The festival unveiled its list of nominees for its annual awards on Tuesday morning, and the “Barry” award, which honoured the festival’s best show, has been renamed the Melbourne International …

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Hannah Gadsby by Netflix from her special Nanette

Comedian Hannah Gadsby has scored a nomination for a prestigious Peabody Award in the US for her Netflix special Nanette. Gadsby picked up the nomination in the Entertainment category for the acclaimed special, which brought her back from the brink of retirement to global fame. The Peabody Awards were established in 1940 and the awards …

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Hannah Gadsby by Netflix from her special Nanette

Hannah Gadsby was so sure that acclaimed stand-up show Nanette would kill her career, she was planning to work in a shop after it was released. Nanette was supoposed to be Gadsby’s swansong before quitting comedy, but when the acclaimed show was recorded and released on Netflix it instead made Gadsby a global star. In …

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Hannah Gadsby by Netflix from her special Nanette

Hannah Gadsby has announced she will debut a brand new stand-up show in Australia this year after the global success of her critically-acclaimed 2017 special, Nanette. Douglas, named after the Tasmanian-born comic’s dog, will premiere in Melbourne in March, with a number of dates announced at Melbourne’s Arts Centre. After that, Gadsby will take the …

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comedian Hannah Gadsby at the 2018 Emmys

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has stolen the show at the 2018 Emmy Awards. Gadsby is still riding the wave of the worldwide success of her acclaimed Netflix special Nanette, which covers Gadsby’s experiences as a queer woman, homophobia, trauma, sexual violence, mental illness and more. And she took to the stage to present the Emmy …

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Tom Ballard alleged sexual assault

Comedian Tom Ballard’s talk show Tonightly has been axed, the ABC has announced. The ABC said in a statement that Tonightly With Tom Ballard wouldn’t be renewed and will air its last episode on September 7. Host Tom Ballard said that it had been “an honour and a privilege” to host the show, “even though …

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Comedian Hannah Gadsby appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has said she’s had to abandon her plan to quit comedy after the global success of her powerful Netflix special Nanette. In an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Tasmanian-born comedian said Nanette was initially planned to be her swansong. She told Fallon, “I’ve been doing these hour-long …

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Hannah Gadsby by Netflix from her special Nanette

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby’s powerful Netflix special Nanette was released to the streaming platform two weeks ago and viewers just can’t stop singing its praises. The show, which has been described as “funny, furious anti-comedy” and “stand-up meets TED Talk meets protest speech meets sermon,” takes the form of an autobiographical narrative as Gadsby chronicles …

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