Hannah Gadsby’s Devastating ‘Nanette’ Is Coming To Netflix
Don't worry if you missed out on seeing it live.
Hannah Gadsby’s critically acclaimed swansong Nanette is on its way to Netflix, the retiring comedian has revealed.
Gadsby made the announcement during a performance at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday, where the sold-out show was being filmed for release on the streaming service. Further details are scarce, and no premiere date has been announced, but we’ll be sure to update you when we know more.
A devastating exploration of mental health, homophobia and sexual violence, Nanette has been met with universal acclaim since it premiered in March 2017. Gadsby won the Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the show. She has already added a number of tour dates to keep up with demand, and will next perform the show in Perth before a month-long stint at the Soho Theatre in London.
Gadsby has also stated that Nanette will be her last show as a stand-up comedian — although if anyone has the coin to convince her to come out of retirement, surely it’s the folks at Netflix.
My second time seeing @Hannahgadsby‘s Nanette – this time in a packed @SydOperaHouse Concert Hall – happy to report it’s still one of the most entertaining, effective, and excellent shows I’ve seen in forever… ???
and coming soon to @netflix apparently!
— [ pf ]* (@FyfePeter) January 20, 2018
The Tasmanian-born Gadsby will join a list of high-profile comedians to be featured on the service, with Netflix having previously released specials from the likes of Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, Sarah Silverman and Aziz Ansari.