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Hannah Gadsby

‘I am proof that the damage done can be overcome’, says Hannah Gadsby 

Comedian Hannah Gadsby has proudly shared a selfie on social media from her old high school to mark the 25th anniversary of homosexuality being decriminalised in Tasmania.  Originally from Smithton in Tasmania’s North West, Gadsby has become an internationally celebrated comedian in recent years off the back of her shows Nanette and Douglas. Hannah Gadsby …

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‘Too fat, too female’: Hannah Gadsby recalls ‘painful’ sledges

Hannah Gadsby has discussed her late-in-life autism diagnosis, and recalled the “painful” dismissals she received after sharing it with the world. The Tasmanian-born stand-up comedian became a global star with her subversive 2018 Netflix special Nanette. Now Gadsby is opening up about her life in her first book Ten Steps to Nanette, out next week. …

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‘Culture shock’: Hannah Gadsby on marriage with wife Jenney

Hannah Gadsby has opened up about how she met and married her “spouse-lady” Jenney Shamash, after spending the pandemic together in Australia. The Aussie stand-up performer surprised and delighted fans by announcing on Instagram she’d tied the knot with Jenney, a producer, in January 2021 and was “very chuffed about it.” Gadsby told The Times …

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‘I’m in a lot of pain’: Hannah Gadsby’s sad news after accident

Comedian Hannah Gadsby has had to cancel a string of tour dates in Europe after breaking her leg in Iceland. In a video on Instagram, Gadsby told her followers that she had the unfortunate accident while visiting Reykjavík on her world tour of latest stand-up show Body of Work. “I went to Iceland and discovered …

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Hannah Gadsby’s long-awaited memoir is almost here

Comedian Hannah Gadsby has confirmed her long-awaited memoir is finally on the way, with a release date of March next year. Gadsby will release her first book, titled Ten Steps to Nanette, on March 29, 2022. The book was first announced all the way back in 2018 and is finally finished, the comedian has confirmed. …

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Dave Chappelle drags Hannah Gadsby in response to Netflix backlash

Dave Chappelle has sledged Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby in a response to the backlash around his latest Netflix stand-up special. The comedian’s special The Closer released on the streaming service earlier this month. He and Netflix came under fire over his comments demeaning and ridiculing transgender people. The special sparked weeks of internal blowback within …

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Comedian Hannah Gadsby to Netflix: shits with more backbone

Comedian Hannah Gadsby last night fired back after Netflix used her name to defend itself against recent criticism over a Dave Chappelle special. In an angry Instagram post, the comedian let fly at the streaming giant’s chief executive. “I do shits with more backbone.” Homophobic and transphobic content in Dave Chappelle’s The Closer prompted outrage …

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Dr Hannah Gadsby gives mic drop speech at uni graduation

Comedian Hannah Gadsby has accepted an honorary doctorate from the University of Tasmania, and delivered yet another thought-provoking speech to a home state crowd. Dr Gadsby grew up in north-west Tasmania, and a few years back her subversive stand-up special Nanette made her a global star. Last month the University of Tasmania awarded her the …

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Hannah Gadsby got married and has introduced us to her wife Jenney

Hannah Gadsby has announced she married in January and has introduced the world to her new wife, Jenney Shamash. On Thursday, the comedian posted an extremely cute photo to her social media accounts of the two of them eating ice cream at a café. “I’d like to introduce all y’all to Jenney,” Hannah wrote. “She’s …

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Hannah Gadsby scores two Emmy nominations for Netflix special

Australia’s own Hannah Gadsby has scored two more Emmy nominations, for her 2020 Netflix special Douglas. The nominees for the 72nd annual Emmy Awards were announced this morning. The Tasmanian-born comedian is up for both Outstanding Variety Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. Last year, Hannah Gadsby debuted her new show Douglas, named …

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