Celebrated comedian Hannah Gadsby’s 10th solo show Nanette made an international star of the Tasmanian comedian after it was turned into a widely viewed Netflix special directed by Adelaide's Madeleine Parry.
Nanette was a piece of meta stand-up that deconstructed the nature of comedy, railed against the privilege of the “straight white male” and shed light on the way marginalised people are put down and belittled. It was an emotional and hilarious masterstroke.
Now Gadsby will debut her new show, Douglas, in Adelaide next month. The international tour was announced on Tuesday with only Melbourne and US dates listed. But Broadsheet can confirm Adelaide will host an "exclusive preview season" at the Adelaide Festival Centre in March.
Details are slim but the show is said to be based on her dog Douglas, who is described as a “very specific dog”. Following her Adelaide and Melbourne performances Gadsby will take the show on a huge tour of the US before returning to Australia for more yet-to-be-announced shows.
Hannah Gadsby plays the Adelaide Festival Centre from March 21 to 24. Tickets go on sale at 10am, Wednesday February 13.