12 January 1978 |
|Years active||2006 - present|
|Subject(s)||Small town life, Smithton, dysfunctional parents, same-sex sexuality|
|Notable works and roles||Kiss Me Quick, I'm Full of Jubes|
Hannah Gadsby (born 12 January 1978) is an 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.
Gadsby co-starred on the 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 interviews his guests. The show ceased production following the end of its third season in July 2013.
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). She has further written and presented a three-part series on ABC TV, Hannah Gadsby's Oz, which aired in March 2014.
Gadsby is a regular on the local and international comedy festival circuit. Below is a listing of some of her appearances.
- 2007 - Hannah Gadsby is Wrong and Broken; Adelaide Fringe Festival
- 2008 - Meat, The Musical (with Amelia Jane Hunter); Moosehead Award recipient; Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- 2009 - Kiss Me Quick, I’m Full Of Jubes; Melbourne International Comedy Festival, New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- 2009 and 2010 - Australian Art History With A Comic – Art History Lecture; National Gallery of Victoria during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- 2010 - The Cliff Young Shuffle; Brisbane Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
- 2011 - Mary. Contrary.; Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- 2012 - Hannah Wants A Wife; Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- 2013 - Happiness is a Bed Side Table; Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival 
- 2014 - The Exhibitionist; Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs - Sydney.
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.
Gadsby grew up in Smithton in Tasmania, the youngest of five children. She attended Smithton High School from 1990 to 1995, and graduated from the Australian National University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Curatorship.
|triple j Raw Comedy Award
|Second place So You Think You're Funny?, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
|Best Emerging Comedy Award, Adelaide Fringe Festival
Michael Bowley (2009)
|Moosehead Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
With: Amelia Jane Hunter
|Directors' Choice Award, Sydney Comedy Festival
- Adam Hills Tonight | ABC Television website. Retrieved 5 June 2013
- Sydney Morning Herald website. Retrieved 21 October 2014
- Hannah Gadsby: The NGV Story | Screen Australia. Retrieved 6 June 2013
- Artscape - Hannah Gadsby Goes Domestic | ABC Arts 20 May 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2013
- ABC TV Programs March 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014
- Hannah Gadsby in Happiness is a Bedside Table | Crikey 9 April 2013
- Reclining nudes get stand-up treatment | The Age 20 March 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013
- The great Gadsby | Sydney Morning Herald 12 February 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2013
- Hannah Gadsby interview: I talk about my shows like they're ships | Such Small Portions 10 November 2011
- Hannah Gadsby: Comedy Festival Review | TVNZ 10 November 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2013
- In Stitches for Kids Charity Comedy | Jolly People.com 14 July 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2013
- The Heart of St Kilda Concert. Retrieved 6 June 2013
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