Hannah Gadsby leads the Netflix FYSEE conversation and reception at Raleigh Studios on May 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Picture: GETTY
Hannah Gadsby leads the Netflix FYSEE conversation and reception at Raleigh Studios on May 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Picture: GETTY

Gadsby’s new show to be released on Netflix

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has announced that her new stand-up show, Douglas, will be available on Netflix from next year.

Gadsby is currently touring the US with her hour-long comedy show, which is named after her beloved pet dog.

"I'm so excited to announce today that Douglas will be released on Netflix in 2020," she said in a statement.

"I'm really enjoying touring with the live performance, but there will be places in the world that I won't be able to visit, so it's wonderful that Netflix will bring the show to every corner of the globe."

Gadsby shot to global fame last year after Netflix aired an hour-long special of her Nanette show - a hard-hitting show about sexism and homophobia - at the Sydney Opera House.

In February, the Tasmanian-born comedian opened up about how fame had changed her life and said Douglas "would bring the humour back in".

"My whole life and world has 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 that I'm somewhat familiar with - although it's my first US tour. It's still new", she told The Hollywood Reporter.

"After what I did with Nanette, I'm not going backwards; I'm going to keep pushing forwards - and probably upsetting some comedy purists again. We can't please everyone!"


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