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Hannah Gadsby's New Stand-Up Show 'Douglas' Is Coming to Netflix This Autumn

The witty Aussie comedian is back with a new show named after her favourite four-legged friend.
By Libby Curran
April 14, 2020
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Hannah Gadsby's New Stand-Up Show 'Douglas' Is Coming to Netflix This Autumn

The witty Aussie comedian is back with a new show named after her favourite four-legged friend.
By Libby Curran
April 14, 2020
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It seems a pretty hard task to follow Hannah Gadsby's international smash-hit show, Nanette. 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. It also spawned its very own Netflix special. And when Gadsby used the show to announce she was quitting comedy for good, we thought that was it.

But indeed, the beloved Aussie comedian gave the follow-up a red hot crack when she returned to the stand-up stage with her latest work, Douglas, named after her own pet pooch. While Nanette pulled apart the concept of comedy itself, dishing up an insight into Gadsby's past, Douglas takes you on a "tour from the dog park to the renaissance and back".

Gadsby took Douglas to stages across Australia and New Zealand in late 2019 and early 2020, and now, to the delight of house-bound people across the world, is bringing it to Netflix next month. Available to stream globally from Tuesday, May 26, the show will bring us all some much-needed comic relief. As Gadsby says: "mark it in your socially-distant calendars...then wash your hands".

Hannah Gadsby's 'Douglas' will be available to stream globally on Netflix from Tuesday, May 26.

Published on April 14, 2020 by Libby Curran

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