Australian Comedian Hannah Gadsby signs a new deal with Netflix

Hannah Gadsby
Hannah Gadsby Photographer: Ben King, supplied by Netflix
Emmy and Peabody Award winning comedian Hannah Gadsby has signed a multi-title deal with Netflix to host a special showcasing gender-diverse performers.

Recorded on the Australian leg of their “Body of Work” world tour Gadsby says of the special, “In an effort to further open a door that I had to fight to get through myself, I will curate and host a line-up show on Netflix featuring six new, gender-diverse comedians. In a notoriously transphobic industry, I am looking to broaden the scope of opportunities for genderqueer performers from around the globe, as well as expand the diversity of offerings to audiences on one of comedy’s biggest platforms. Coupled with a mentorship initiative for these up-and-coming comics, the program aims to foster the professional development of a demographic that is still struggling to have their voices heard. Recorded in a single run in the UK in 2023, this will be a chance for the world to hear these voices for the first, but definitely not the last, time.”

Gadsby’s new set will mark their third Netflix comedy special following the critically acclaimed Nanette (2018) and Douglas (2020).

The special will be recorded live at the Sydney Opera House and made with the assistance of The Sydney Opera House Trust.



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