After swearing off stand up for life in her break out special “Nanette,” Hannah Gadsby is back to work with a new world tour. “Douglas” is the name of her new show and its named after her dog. Even thought “Nanette” made her world famous, it wasn’t her first show and tour- it was her tenth, which makes “Douglas” #11.
Her new show will focus on life after Nanette, lessons the now infamous performer learned and what its like to have sudden success after years of working.
She will debut “Douglas” in Australia at the end of March and then bring the show to the States, with dates set for San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland, Denver, Texas, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Nashville, running from April through July. Dates for New York have not been announced yet, but are planned as well as shows around the rest of the planet.
In addition to her show about life after “Nanette” Gadsby also has a book planned writing about before Nanette titled, “Ten Steps to Nanette.”
In a conversation with the Hollywood Reporter, Gadsby said that she decided not to quit stand up after all because of all the opportunities that came her way after the release of her Netflix special. She decided it made sense to “tour instead of trying to learn a whole new skill set [like acting] and translate my creativity into a whole new genre or artform.” She says she plans to keep upsetting comedy purists with her new show. In “Douglas” she’ll talk about how unsettling the positive attention from Nanette has been. She says she’s used to handling negative attention, but so much positivity has been disarming.
Gadsby has been living in Los Angeles and plans to stay there for at least the short term. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at HannahGadsby.com.au.
March 27 – April 7– Melbourne, Australia – Arts Centre Melbourne
April 30 – San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
May 10 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
May 15 – Portland, OR – Newmark Theatre
May 22 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
May 30 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
June 2 – Houston, TX – Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
June 8 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
June 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
June 16 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
June 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater
June 25 – Washington, DC – Kennedy Center
June 29 – Nashville, TN – James K Polk Theater
July 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at The Ace Hotel