Hannah Gadsby is an award-winning Australian comedian who thinks quickly and moves slowly. She is sardonic, laconic and, after numerous bone crunching accidents, bionic. Her droll delivery, delightful wordplay and heart-breakingly funny, self-deprecating observations have delighted audiences all over the world.
Hannah began her stand-up career in 2006 when she was “discovered” at the Hobart Comedy Festival. Relieved that she existed, she went on to win the national final of Raw Comedy and followed this up with a very impressive second place in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s So You Think You’re Funny?
Since then, Hannah has performed to sold out houses at comedy festivals across Australia, accepted an invitation to perform at the exclusive Kilkenny Comedy Festival, the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival and appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe and New Zealand Comedy Festivals. In 2013, Hannah’s solo show was nominated for Best Show in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Surprised and relieved that she maintains a healthy pallor in front of the camera, Hannah took up a regular spot on ABC TV’s from 2011-2013. She has also made appearances on Channel 10’s Good News Week, ABC TV’s and New Zealand TV 3’s .
Hannah is currently writing her first book, based on her mildly alarming medical history. In 2011, she released her first stand-up DVD Kiss Me Quick I’m Full of Jubes which she followed up with the release of Mrs Chuckles in 2012, both through Madman Entertainment.
Determined to make use of her Art History degree for the purposes of debt recovery, Hannah has written and presented three art documentaries for ABC TV, and takes every opportunity to present her incredibly popular comedic art lectures at festivals around the world.
In 2014, Hannah joined the cast of ABC and Participant Media’s critically acclaimed from their second season onward as the character of Hannah. Series Four will air at the end of 2016.
This year, Hannah also toured her new show around Australia and to the Soho Theatre in London’s West End and was invited to perform at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Just For Laughs festival.
Hannah will be back in 2017 with a brand new stand up show.
Skinny Fest, Edinburgh