Hannah Gadsby

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Presented by Tennessee Performing Arts Center, TPAC at TPAC - James K. Polk Theater, Nashville TN

Jun 29 - 30
Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby, the Australian stand-up comedian and writer of the blockbuster Netflix hit “Nanette” comes to Nashville with her new tour, “Douglas.”

Hannah Gadsby’s tenth solo show was “Nanette.” It did alright.

“Nanette” played around Australia and the UK for 18 months – taking out the top prizes at the Melbourne and Edinburgh festivals before sitting down in New York and dropping a Netflix special last June that started a global conversation that continues six months later. 

While Nanette was a random barista, Douglas is a very specific dog, and the only thing they have in common is they’ve inspired Gadsby to put pen to paper and turn out a show you couldn’t possibly expect. 

Gadsby found her voice with “Nanette,” and with Douglas she plans to use it. The stand-up stage has been Hannah’s home for more than a decade, and the last couple of years have given her a few very new ideas to think and talk about in her first ever U.S. tour. 

Tasmania’s own Hannah Gadsby has come to the world’s attention through her multi-award-winning stand-up show, “Nanette,” which played to sold-out houses across Australia, London, Edinburgh, New York, and Los Angeles before launching on Netflix in June. Stopping the comedy world in its tracks, “Nanette” became the first Australian Netflix Original Comedy Special, and was named “the most essential special of 2018” by The New York Times. 

The overnight success of Gadsby was more than 10 years in the making, with her award-winning stand up shows a sell-out fixture in festivals across Australia and the UK. She also has served as a writer for many television projects including, “Warehouse Comedy Festival,” “Adam Hills Tonight,” “Hannah Gadsby’s Oz,” and has appeared in “Please Like Me,” “Underbelly,” and “The Librarians.”

Though best known for her comedy work, Gadsby is also an accomplished art historian. She has presented comedy art tours with the National Gallery of Victoria and has written and presented two documentary specials for “Artscape” on ABC, as well as “Hannah Gadsby: Arts Clown” for BBC Radio. She has a book in the works with Ballantine in North America, and Allen and Unwin in Australia and the UK.

Source: TPAC


Starting at $39.75/Ticket
Saturday, June 29 Performance
Sunday, June 30 Performance
Added Performance Public On Sale: Friday, February 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.

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