Appetite For Distraction

Hannah Gadsby’s unexpectedly dark Netflix comedy special is not so funny - and with it she may have changed the face of comedy

1st July, 2018
Hannah Gadsby: a hero of comedy

Hannah Gadsby is a hero. She’s a goddamn hero.

Fifteen years into her career, the Tasmanian comic has broken the mould on Netflix comedy specials – and comedy in general, to be honest – with her hour-long stand-up routine called Nanette, and she is a hero. A hero of free speech, a hero of humanity, a hero of taking the comedy special format and merging it with the greatest Ted Talk that could...

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