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Hannah Gadsby, Sydney Mardi Gras & more win at AACTA awards

Hannah Gadsby, Sydney Mardi Gras & more win at AACTA awards

The best and brightest in Australian film & TV talent have been honoured at this week’s Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) awards. The Newsreader led the pack for television awards with five AACTAs, including acting wins for Anna Torv and William McInnes, while the controversial Nitram took out the major categories for film, including Best […]

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AACTA nominations highlight the best of Australian screen performance

AACTA nominations highlight the best of Australian screen performance

The final series of TV drama Wentworth is one of the programs nominated for Best Drama series at this year’s AACTA Awards. The gongs handed out by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts are the nation’s premier awards for screen content creators. Nominated alongside Wentworth in the Best Drama Series category is Clickbait, Jack Irish, Mr Inbetween, Total […]

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Hannah Gadsby returns with a brand new show ‘Body of Work’

Hannah Gadsby returns with a brand new show ‘Body of Work’

Hannah Gadsby has announced Body of Work, a new live show that she’ll tour around Australia and New Zealand from July. In 2018 the global sensation and ground breaking Netflix special Nanette really changed things for Hannah. She won an Emmy and a Peabody, but surprised everyone by saying she was considering walking away from comedy. […]

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Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix special ‘Douglas’ arrives next month

Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix special ‘Douglas’ arrives next month

International comedy superstar Hannah Gadsby will be making her return to Netflix this May with her latest stand-up special. Douglas, which Gadsby toured around the globe in 2019, is the follow-up to the Tasmanian comic’s critically-acclaimed Nanette – the show which catapulted the Aussie star into the international spotlight. “I’m excited,” Gadsby exclaimed in the announcement […]

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Hannah Gadsby returns with new show ‘Douglas’

Hannah Gadsby returns with new show ‘Douglas’

Hannah Gadsby is ready to head out into the world with a brand new show, it’s called ‘Douglas’. Gadsby had declared that she was no longer going to do stand-up comedy, her final show Nanette, was a massive success and saw her tour the world, and the Netflix special capturing the show was watched by millions. Following […]

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Daniel Monks nominated for Best Actor AACTA

Daniel Monks nominated for Best Actor AACTA

Perth raised actor Daniel Monks has been nominated for the Best Actor award at the AACTA Awards. Monks is nominated for his starring role in the independent film Pulse. The film, that was created by Monks and his creative partner Director Stevie Cruz-Martin, has been a festival hit around the globe. In the acting category […]

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Hannah Gadsby tells Jimmy Fallon she’s rethinking her retirement from comedy

Hannah Gadsby tells Jimmy Fallon she’s rethinking her retirement from comedy

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has made an appearance on The Tonight Show telling host Jimmy Fallon she’s rethinking her decision to quit comedy. Gadsby had announced she’d be moving on to new ventures after delivering her show Nanette. The show has earned raved reviews as Gadsby has performed live and since a Netflix recording of the show debuted […]

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Why everyone is talking about Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’

Why everyone is talking about Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’

Hannah Gadsby performed her final stand-up comedy show Nanette around Australia earlier this year, and a recently released Netflix special has got everyone talking about her powerful performance. In the show Gadsby deconstructs comedy explaining the very simple process that comedian go through of creating tension and release, a set up and a punchline. The popular comedian […]

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Hannah Gadsby stand-up special Nanette coming to Netflix

Hannah Gadsby stand-up special Nanette coming to Netflix

Aussie comedy favourite Hannah Gadsby is bringing her final stand-up show to Netflix next month. Nanette, which Gadsby has described as her final gig before taking her leave from the comedy world, has been touring Australia since last year. When in Perth last year, Gadsby comedically and critically analyses her queer identity, mental health, sexual […]

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Review | Hannah Gadsby totally deconstructs comedy with Nanette

Review | Hannah Gadsby totally deconstructs comedy with Nanette

Nanette | Heath Ledger Theatre | 27th-28th Jan | ★ ★ ★ ★  It’s not often that an audience sitting in a half-stunned silence is the mark of a good comedy show. No one coughs. No one even shifts their feet. Most importantly, no one laughs. When I spoke to Hannah Gadsby last week about her comedy […]

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