Hannah Gadsby's New Stand-Up Show 'Woof!' Will Premiere in Australia This Autumn

After 'Nanette', 'Douglas' and 'Body of Work' comes the Australian comedian's latest show, which has locked in dates in Sydney and Melbourne.
Sarah Ward and Libby Curran
Published on February 02, 2024
Updated on February 02, 2024

So, you've seen Nanette, then Douglas, then Body of Work, Hannah Gadsby's three most-recent stand-up shows — all of which hit stages, then Netflix. Next on your list to catch is Woof!, and in-person for now. The just-announced performance will premiere in Australia in autumn, confirming a run of dates in both Sydney and Melbourne, including at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

If you're wondering if Woof! will also get the streaming treatment, it's too early to say, so getting giggling in the New South Wales and Victorian capitals is your best bet if you're keen to check out Gadsby's new routine ASAP. In Sydney, the show will play the Roslyn Packer Theatre from Thursday, March 7–Sunday, March 17. When it makes the move to Arts Centre Melbourne, it'll run from Thursday, March 28–Saturday, April 20.

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"Everyone else, sorry," says Gadsby about Woof!'s focus on just two Aussie cities in the social-media video that accompanied the stand-up show's announcement. Fingers crossed that's just the situation for now, and that the tour will also make its way around the country at some point. The comedian has a one-night gig in May in Los Angeles on their agenda after Sydney and Melbourne, with nothing announced after that so far.

Woof! comes after Nanette became an international smash, travelling not only throughout Australia but also the UK, and winning awards at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Douglas then took comedy fans on a "tour from the dog park to the renaissance and back", including in Australia, NZ and Europe. And as for Body of Work, it embarked upon an extensive stint around Australia, as well as in Europe again.


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Hannah Gadsby 'Woof!' Tour Dates:

Thursday, March 7–Sunday, March 17 — Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney
Thursday, March 28–Saturday, April 20 — Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne

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Hannah Gadsby's 'Woof!' tour will kick off in Sydney and Melbourne in autumn 2024. For further details —  and to buy tickets from 10am on Monday, February 5 — head to the comedian's website.

Published on February 02, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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