Hannah Gadsby is finally returning to comedy with a new show and tour.


Hannah Gadbsy is finally heading back to the stage.

Although the Tasmanian comedian announced she was retiring in her critically-acclaimed Netflix stand-up special Nanette last year, the comedian has announced a brand new show titled Douglas.

In an Instagram video shared earlier this morning, Gadbsy joked about her decision to stay in comedy despite her concerns about the nature of stand-up comedy, adding “I don’t have any other skill-sets”.

Speaking to The Hollywood ReporterGadsby explained further her decision to remain in comedy.

“My whole life and world changed, so there’s no real reason to change absolutely everything. There’s a certain amount of comfort in going back on stage in an environment I’m somewhat familiar with,” she told the publication.

“After what I did with Nanette, I’m not going backwards; I’m going to keep pushing forward – and probably upsetting some comedy purists again. We can’t please everyone!”


The comedian also shared that Douglas will be very different from her scorching critique of comedy in Nanette.

“I don’t have any intention of workshopping any of my traumas on stage again,” she said. “That took a toll.”


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Although Gadbsy’s Nanette was named after a barista the comedian had an uncomfortable encounter with, Douglas is actually named after Gadbsy’s dog.

Douglas will kick off in Melbourne in late March before Gadsby travels overseas for her first ever US tour.

Although Melbourne is currently the only Australian tour date, it’s believed more Australian shows will be added to the tour.

Tickets to Gadbsy’s Melbourne show go on sale on February 13 at 10am. You can find ticket details right here.