Hannah Gadsby
Pantages Theatre
June 12, 2019

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Pantages Theatre
710 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55403, US

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
7:30 PM


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Hannah Gadsby Biography

Hannah Gadsby (born 12 January 1978) is an Australian comedian and writer. She rose to prominence after winning the national final of the Raw Comedy competition for new comedians in 2006. She has toured internationally and appeared on Australian and New Zealand television. In 2018, Gadsby's Netflix stand-up special Nanette brought her to the attention of international audiences.

Early life and education
Gadsby was born and grew up in Smithton, Tasmania, the youngest of five children. She attended Smithton High School from 1990 to 1995, Launceston College and the University of Tasmania in Hobart. She later graduated from the Australian National University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Curatorship. Before her comedy career, Gadsby worked as a cinema projectionist and as a tree planter on a farm.

Career
Art lectures
Although Gadsby is best known for her comedy work, she has a degree in Art History and Curatorship and presents comedy art tours in conjunction with the National Gallery of Victoria. Since 2009, Gadsby has presented tours with themes such as paintings of the Holy Virgin, Dadaism, Modernism, Impressionism and the nude in art. Gadsby also gives talks on art and opens exhibitions.Gadsby has written and presented two documentary specials for the Artscape program on ABC TV, The NGV Story (2011) and Hannah Gadsby Goes Domestic (2010). In 2015 she wrote and performed Hannah Gadsby: Arts Clown, a series for BBC Radio 4 based on her comedy art shows.
Acting and presenting
Gadsby co-starred on the Australian ABC television network show Adam Hills Tonight (formerly known as Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight). She had regular segments called 'On This Day' and 'Hannah Has A Go' and also featured on the couch, contributing as host Adam Hills interviewed his guests. The show ceased production following the end of its third season in July 2013.She has also appeared as a guest on Good News Week, Spicks and Specks, and New Zealand TV 3's 7 Days.
She has written and presented a three-part series on ABC TV, Hannah Gadsby's Oz, which aired in March 2014.She featured as Hannah, a fictional version of herself, in the second, third and fourth seasons of fellow comedian Josh Thomas's series Please Like Me in 2015. She was also a co-writer of the series.

Stand-up
As a comedian, Gadsby was a regular on the local and international comedy festival circuit for over 10 years. In 2018, Netflix released Nanette, which brought her to the attention of international audiences. On Rotten Tomatoes, Nanette received an approval rating of 100% based on reviews from 44 critics.
Personal life
Gadsby is openly lesbian and often refers to her sexuality in her stand-up routines.Gadsby is an active supporter of various charities. Organisations she has assisted include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Melbourne, Edmund Rice Camps of Victoria and the Sacred Heart Mission.Gadsby has been diagnosed with ADHD and autism.
Awards
2006: Triple J's Raw Comedy, winner
2006: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, So You Think You're Funny? – Second place
2007: Adelaide Fringe Festival, Best Emerging Comedy Award
2008: Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Moosehead Award for Meat the Musical – with Amelia Jane Hunter
2008: Sydney Comedy Festival, Directors' Choice Award
2010 Festival Directors' Choice Award – Winner – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2010: Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer – nominee for The Cliff Young Shuffle
2011: Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Barry Award (best show) nominee at Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2011: Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer – nominee for Mrs Chuckles
2013: Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer – nominee for Happiness is a Bedside Table
2013: Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Barry Award (best show) nominee for Happiness is a Bedside Table
2017: Adelaide Fringe Festival, Best Comedy for Nanette
2017: Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Barry Award (best show) winner for Nanette
2017: Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer for Nanette
2017: Edinburgh Festival Fringe Comedy Award – joint winner for NanetteLive shows
2007: Hannah Gadsby is Wrong and Broken, Adelaide Fringe Festival
2008: Meat, The Musical with Amelia Jane Hunter. Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Enmore Theatre
2009: Kiss Me Quick, I'm Full Of Jubes (solo show). Melbourne International Comedy Festival, New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival
2009, 2010, 2011: The History of the National Gallery of Victoria (art history lecture). National Gallery of Victoria during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2010: The Cliff Young Shuffle (solo show). Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival,
2011: Mary. Contrary (solo show). Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2011: Mrs Chuckles (solo show). Belvoir St Theatre, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Wild West Comedy Fest (Perth), New Zealand Comedy Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre (London).
2012: Mary. Contrary (art lecture). National Gallery of Victoria during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2012: Hannah Wants A Wife (solo show). Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Perth International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2013: Mary.Contrary (art lecture). Ten Days on the Island Festival, Kings Place London
2013: Nakedy Nudes (art lecture). National Gallery of Victoria during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Art Space Mackay
2013: Happiness is a Bed Side Table (solo show). Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Canberra Theatre Centre, Soho Theatre London, Brighton Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store
2014: Nakedy Nudes/Mary.Contrary/Australian Art (art lecture). NGV Art Lecture Series, Melbourne
2014: The Exhibitionist (solo show). Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Ten Days Spiegeltent Hobart, Canberra Comedy Festival, Perth International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre (London)
2015: Hannah Gadsby Live (solo show). Comedy Store Sydney
2015: Art Lite (art lecture). Adelaide Cabaret Festival
2015: Donkey (solo show). Brisbane Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Darwin Festival
2016: Dogmatic (solo show). Adelaide Fringe Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Belvoir Theatre, Wagga Wagga, Soho Theatre London
2017–2018: Nanette (solo show). Perth Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, International Women's Day – Sydney Opera House, Ten Days On The Island – Hobart, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Wollongong, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Soho Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Sydney Opera House, Soho Theatre – Return Run, New York Soho PlayhouseFilmography
2009–2010: The Librarians (TV series) – as Carmel (2 episodes)
2011: Hannah Gadsby: Kiss Me Quick, I'm Full of Jubes, Warehouse Comedy Festival (TV series) – written by
2012–2013: Adam Hills Tonight (TV series) – writer, contributing writer (24 episodes)
2013: Underbelly – as Charlie (3 episodes)
2013: Hannah Gadsby: Mrs Chuckles, Warehouse Comedy Festival (TV series) – written by
2013–2014: Hannah Gadsby's Oz (TV series documentary) – writer
2014–2016: Please Like Me (TV series) – as Hannah; also writer (22 episodes)
2018: Hannah Gadsby's Nakedy Nudes (TV mini-series documentary) – writer
2018: Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (TV movie) – writerWorks and publications
Gadsby, Hannah (2018). Ten Steps to Nanette. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 978-1-742-37403-1. OCLC 1014018703.References

External links
Official website
Hannah Gadsby on IMDb
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_Gadsby