Premium Content:

Hannah Gadsby wins Barry Award as she leaves comedy world

Out comic Hannah Gadsby has taken out the prestigious Barry Award for her latest stand-up show Nanatte.

- Advertisement -

Gadsby recieved the accolade at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival this weekend for what may be the comedian’s last stand-up tour.

The Please Like Me star used her acceptance speech to denounce the award’s namesake Barry Humphries for his past transphobic comments.

Last year, Humphries told the Telegraph that he agreed with feminist Germaine Greer that trans women were not women.

“You’re a mutilated man, that’s all,” he told the paper, “Self-mutilation, what’s all this carry on? Caitlyn Jenner – what a publicity-seeking ratbag,” Humphries said.

“It’s all given the stamp – not of respectability, but authenticity or something. If you criticise anything you’re racist or sexist or homophobic.”

Gadsby said while she respected Humphries as a comedian but she did not accept the comments, choosing to honour late satirist John Clarke who passed away earlier this month.

The comic brought Nanette to Fringe World earlier this year, using the show to announce she would be leaving comedy.

The performance was the epitome of Gadsby’s stark blend of wry comedy and harsh reality, speaking of her personal experience with homophobia, mental illness and her troubled relationship with her family.

This is the second award for Gadsby this week, with the Please Like Me team taking out Most Outstanding Comedy at the Logie Awards.

Check out our review of Nanette here.

OIP Staff

Latest

AG John Quigley cracks conversion therapy jokes during radio interview

Western Australia's Attorney General John Quigley has joked that...

Jeremy Finlayson quickly walks back comments about AFL match ban

Port Adelaide's Jeremy Finlayson has quickly walked back comments...

Stephen K Amos is out of the jungle

Comedian Stephen K Amos is the latest celebrity to...

High court to rule on case of bisexual man fighting against deportation

The High Court is set to rule on a...

Newsletter

Don't miss

AG John Quigley cracks conversion therapy jokes during radio interview

Western Australia's Attorney General John Quigley has joked that...

Jeremy Finlayson quickly walks back comments about AFL match ban

Port Adelaide's Jeremy Finlayson has quickly walked back comments...

Stephen K Amos is out of the jungle

Comedian Stephen K Amos is the latest celebrity to...

High court to rule on case of bisexual man fighting against deportation

The High Court is set to rule on a...

Andrea Thompson says John Quigley’s comments are unacceptable

Transgender rights activist Andrea Thompson says the removal of...

AG John Quigley cracks conversion therapy jokes during radio interview

Western Australia's Attorney General John Quigley has joked that he underwent his own form of 'conversion therapy' when he changed professions from law to...

Jeremy Finlayson quickly walks back comments about AFL match ban

Port Adelaide's Jeremy Finlayson has quickly walked back comments he made on his wife's podcast. “I made some comments on my wife Kellie’s Sh!t...

Stephen K Amos is out of the jungle

Comedian Stephen K Amos is the latest celebrity to say farewell to camp life, trading creepy crawlies for creature comforts after he was evicted...