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Hannah Gadsby has more to say

After more than a decade on the comedy circuit, Gadsby “quit” comedy with her special Nanette; it became a sensation

THERE IS NOTHING TRADITIONAL ABOUT HANNAH Gadsby. A self-described butch lesbian writer-performer with autism, she engaged and enraged audiences in 2018 with her show Nanette, which Netflix premiered as a comedy special. In the set, Gadsby announced she was quitting comedy mid-show, interrogating how the self-deprecating nature of the form had shaped her life. A moving meditation on trauma, gender and comedy as medium, Nanette made Gadsby—a

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