Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Hannah Gadsby: Nanette brilliantly moves modern comedy into nakedly honest new territory, pivoting from dry humor to raw, powerful storytelling.

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In her hilarious debut Netflix Original stand-up special, Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, comedian Hannah Gadsby gets up close and personal about her life and growing up gay on the small island of Tasmania. Recently hailed by the New York Times as a "major new voice in comedy," Hannah keeps her audience at the Sydney Opera House laughing with her sharp observations as she takes aim at everything from pride parades, unsolicited opinions and the whole history of art before she turns her punchlines into sucker punches, silencing the laughs and flipping the art of comedy completely on its head.

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Critic Reviews for Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

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When Gadsby wrenches out her pain on stage, she reveals her strength, rage, and yes, winning humor.

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

I am also exactly who this special is for. For Gadsby's fury is directed at people like me with laser-like acumen, humor and sobering grace.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

You can believe this was a show that existed only in this moment and you feel elevated from being a part of it.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Gadsby explains how comedy works, how tension is broken to bring relief. By the end, there is no relief for the audience. But perhaps there is some for Gadsby. After years of telling jokes, she is finally telling her story.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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When you take the anti-irony train all the way to the end of the line, one place you can end up is Nanette.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…
Slate
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The laughs of her show are a means to an end, which is, at its core, a ferocious attack on comedy itself.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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