Posts Tagged "Hannah Gadsby"

Squirrel writers’ 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Round up

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So that was the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Fringe and Festival. Once again the weather was changeable, with reports that it was the wettest summer in Scotland for 80 years. We arrived in the rain, but the frequent showers were never enough to dampen our enthusiasm. There were...

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

By Lisa Clark It’s genuinely difficult to write about this astonishing, fearless, gut-wrenching show. If you are a fan you cannot miss it, if not you probably should see it anyway. While skilfully written and brilliantly performed by Hannah at her most eloquent and charismatic, Nannette remains raw and...

A Year’s Round Up and 5 Very Good Festival Shows of 2016

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By Lisa Clark It’s hard to think of any great positive things that happened to the world in 2016. Apart from the odd sporting achievement, it was a nonstop pileup of deplorable crud. Australian comedy however didn’t let us down, delivering performances that will stand out, no doubt, for...

Hannah Gadsby: Dogmatic

By Phillip Lescaut  “No woe” is Hannah Gadsby’s mantra and go-to throwaway line in her latest MICF offering Dogmatic, a show she claims will boast her sunnier side. But this is still the Hannah Australia knows and loves, a comic known for being disarmingly funny while musing on such...

Hannah Gadsby – Donkey

By Elyce Phillips  Depression has been a mainstay of Hannah Gadsby’s career for some time now. It has provided her with a lot of brilliant stand-up material. But recently, Gadsby was informed that she did not in fact have depression, but a different, rather surprising disorder. Armed with this...

Hannah Gadsby : The Exhibitionist

By Alanta Colley Barry Award nominee and author of the successful ABC art doco ‘Hannah Gadsby’s Oz’, Hannah Gadsby is back this Comedy Festival with a fresh batch of self-deprecation and tragi-comedy. In this year’s show Hannah turns her trained art historian’s eye to the hilariously terrible world of...

Squirrels Top 5 Picks of the Festival

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Well the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival is winding down this weekend. We no longer hand out awards, because it is just too difficult for us to see everything, or even see the same shows as each other. Instead most of the Squirrels have picked their Top 5 shows....

MICF Award Nominees Announced

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There are seven Nomineed shows for The Barry Award this year. Hannah Gadsby who is doing two shows – her personal show about surviving her teen years and becoming an adult – Happiness is a Bedside Table and her art show which this year is called Nakedly Nudes and is becoming...

Hannah Gadsby – Happiness is a Bedside Table

By Lisa Clark Well, that’s two years in a row that Hannah Gadsby’s impressed my pants off. I adored this show, it’s up there for my top show of the festival and we’re only half way through. Hannah’s low key style and reserved demeanour belie a razor sharp and...

Hannah Gadsby – Hannah Wants a Wife

By Cathy Culliver.  If anyone ever tries to tell you that female comedians aren’t funny, just point them in the direction of Hannah Gadsby and then see what they have to say for themselves. One of Australia’s brightest comedy stars, Gadsby is the kind of comedian who makes it...