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Hannah Gadsby Is Bringing Her Brand New Live Stand-Up Show to New Zealand

The witty Aussie comedian's 'Body of Work' will make its way around the country this December.
By Sarah Ward and Libby Curran
May 10, 2021
By Sarah Ward and Libby Curran
May 10, 2021

When the time came for Hannah Gadsby to follow up her international smash-hit show Nanette, that seemed a rather difficult task. After all, the one-woman stand-up performance copped serious praise on its 18-month travels across Australia and the UK, even scooping the top honours at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe — and spawning its very own Netflix special.

But, then Douglas was born, with the beloved Aussie comedian returning to the stand-up stage with a performance named after her own pet pooch. While Nanette pulled apart the concept of comedy itself, dishing up an insight into Gadsby's past, Douglas took comedy fans on a "tour from the dog park to the renaissance and back". It toured stages across Australia and New Zealand in late 2019 and early 2020, and then hit Netflix a year ago.

Next on the agenda: following up both of those supremely popular shows, and doing so in-person. This December, Gadsby will be doing just that thanks to her new stand-up set Body of Work. It'll tour Australia and New Zealand in 2021, before heading to the UK, European and North America in early 2022.

Despite spending the past year sitting out the pandemic, as we all have, Gadsby's humour won't have lost its charms. She'll be kicking off her tour at Wellington's Opera House on Friday, December 10 before hitting Auckland's Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre on Sunday, December 12.


Hannah Gadsby's 'Body of Work' will tour NZ this December 2021. For further details —  and to buy pre-sale tickets from Wednesday, May 12 and general tickets from 9am on Friday, May 14 — head to the comedian's website.

Published on May 10, 2021 by Sarah Ward


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