Emmy Award-winning Australian stand-up comedian Hannah Gadsby is bringing her brand new live show Body of Work to Newcastle in July.
Her 2018 Netflix special Nanette made Gadsby a household name worldwide and won her an Emmy and a Peabody. The following year she wrote and toured the critically acclaimed Douglas, recording the show for Netflix in Los Angeles in February, 2020.
Then the global pandemic forced Gadsby to bunker down, pondering what was next. That ponder is now a show. A new body of work, you could say.
She will premiere Body of Work at home in Australia, and is bringing the show to Newcastle's Civic Theatre on July 29. Pre-sale tickets are available from Wednesday, May 12, and general public tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday, May 14. The show is recommended for ages 15 and over.
"I'm not traditionally an excitable person but ... yep ... I'm back on a real live stage. It's nice," the recently married Gadsby commented on her Facebook page today.
Gadsby's stand-up shows have sold out at festivals across Australia and the UK since 2009. She played a character called Hannah on the TV series Please Like Me and has hosted three art documentaries inspired by comedy art lectures she created to accompany collections at major galleries. Her new book will be released later this year.
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