Hannah Gadsby Is Tired—But She’s Still Bringing Her New Show to NYC

Look out for "Douglas," her follow-up to "Nanette," off-Broadway this summer.

Out comedian Hannah Gadsby is taking her show on the road: Starting this summer, she’ll perform Douglas, her latest stand-up routine, in a handful of cities around the United States.

Gadsby, an Australian comedian whose off-beat Netflix comedy special Nanette catapulted her to international acclaim last year, will perform Douglas stateside beginning with a show in San Francisco this April. Her U.S. tour will conclude in New York City with a limited four-week engagement ending on August 17.

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According to the show’s description, Douglas borrows its name from “a very specific dog.” (The only thing said dog and the famed Nanette have in common is “that they’ve inspired Hannah to put pen to paper and turn out a show you couldn’t possibly expect.”) The show made its world premiere in Melbourne, Australia, this March.

According to Playbill, New Yorkers hoping to catch a performance of Douglas can see the show at the Daryl Roth Theater beginning July 23. The show’s off-Broadway run will be presented by WestBeth Entertainment, the same company that originally brought Nanette to North America.

#20BiTeen is slating up to be a big year for Gadsby: She’s also expected to release her memoir, Ten Steps to Nanette, before the end of the year.

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