Hannah Gadsby

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Hannah Gadsby
Born (1978-01-12) 12 January 1978 (age 36)
Smithton, Tasmania
Medium Live performance
Nationality Australian
Years active 2006(?) - present
Genres Stand-up
Subject(s) Small town life, Smithton, dysfunctional parents, same-sex sexuality
Notable works and roles Kiss Me Quick, I'm Full of Jubes
Website hannahgadsby.com.au

Hannah Gadsby (born 12 January 1978) is an award-winning Australian comedian. She quickly 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.

Television[edit]

Gadsby co-stars on the ABC television network show, Adam Hills Tonight (formerly known as Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight). She has regular segments called 'On This Day' and 'Hannah Has A Go' and also features on the couch, contributing as host Adam Hills interviews his guests.[1]

She has also appeared as a guest on Good News Week, Spicks and Specks,[1] and New Zealand TV 3's 7 Days.

Gadsby has written and presented two documentary specials for the Artscape program on ABC TV, The NGV Story (2011)[2] and Hannah Gadsby Goes Domestic (2010).[3]

Comedy festivals[edit]

Gadsby is a regular on the local and international comedy festival circuit. Below is a listing of some of her appearances.

The Arts[edit]

Although Hannah is best known for her pure comedy work, she also combines her comedy talents with her art qualifications (she has a degree in Art History and Curatorship) by presenting 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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Gadsby grew up in the small town of Smithton in Tasmania, the youngest of five children[6][7] and graduated from the Australian National University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship degree.

She is openly gay and often refers to her sexuality in her stand-up routines.[6][8]

Community work[edit]

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.[9][10]

Awards[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Josh Thomas
triple j Raw Comedy Award
2006
Succeeded by
Jonathan Schuster
Preceded by
Sarah Millican
Second place So You Think You're Funny?, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
2006
Succeeded by
Ben Davis
Preceded by
Sam Simmons
Best Emerging Comedy Award, Adelaide Fringe Festival
2007
Succeeded by
Michael Bowley (2009)
Preceded by
?
Moosehead Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008
With: Amelia Jane Hunter
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Directors' Choice Award, Sydney Comedy Festival
2008
Succeeded by
?

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