Hannah Gadsby Explodes Onto The Scene With ‘Nanette’


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Hannah Gadsby gives an amazing last hurrah in Nanette

On Tuesday, Australian comic Hannah Gadsby’s new special, Nanette debuted on Netflix. And while the 40-year-old performer doesn’t have as big of a following in the United States as she does in Australia and the United Kingdom, the timing of Nanette‘s global release couldn’t have been more apt. Why? Because, as The New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman writes, “It was only a matter of time before a stand-up comedian channeled the righteous rage of the current feminist moment.” Sure enough, Gadsby’s special feels like it was tailor-made for the era of #MeToo and Time’s Up.

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