Unbelievable, it’s time for another round of Funny Human of the Week. Let’s get to know an extremely good and funny person through their work, ok? This week’s featured performer is Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby, whose Netflix special, Nanette, recently premiered and has gotten a ton of attention (and for good reason!). Let’s watch a preview to get us acquainted:
Here’s Hannah discussing her impressions of life in the American South, through her experiences living in Durham, NC.
How about we learn a bit more about her new special and the series of frustrating and traumatic experiences that influenced her along the way, care of the interview series BUILD.
Hannah’s on Twitter! Here’s a sampling of some key tweets of hers. Good stuff ahead!
I prefer to spend St Valentine’s Day alone, dressed for mourning and throwing side eye shade at the happiness of others. pic.twitter.com/dHO6HHgzVS
— Hannah Gadsby (@Hannahgadsby) February 14, 2018
"To be a leader you have to be a billionaire and a dickhead" – my mum
— Hannah Gadsby (@Hannahgadsby) April 13, 2017
I lost my glasses. Should I wear my prescription sunglasses at night even though I don't feel like I can back up that kind of statement?
— Hannah Gadsby (@Hannahgadsby) September 5, 2016
The never ending stream of Harry Potter revelations makes me think Jk Rowling has empty nest syndrome real bad.
— Hannah Gadsby (@Hannahgadsby) November 26, 2015
Bad luck hack #4: If you walk under a ladder you can confuse malevolent spirits by whispering your gratitude for dappled shade in grid form
— Hannah Gadsby (@Hannahgadsby) November 13, 2015
Hannah was also recently a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers, here’s her chat with Seth, where she talks about how a broken wrist led her to the world of standup comedy.
One last nugget of comedy from our new friend Hannah! Here’s her appearance on the comedy debate show Great Debate at The 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival, talking about the deep history of fake news.