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Douglas

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Members say: Intelligent, Funny, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

About the show

Hot off the the success of her hit "Nanette," Aussie comic Hannah Gadsby returns to the NY stage with her latest show. More…

From the show:

After the heartbreak humour of *Nanette* and its beat-perfect delivery, *Douglas* feels like one of Hannah Gadsby’s trademark “thought orgies,” vaulting precariously from thought to thought, from one needling idea to another, from wordplay to droll wordplay. Douglas is part lecture, part stand-up and part tongue-in-cheek tirade.


Member Reviews (22)

MEMBERS SAY:

Intelligent, Funny, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing
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Avg Score

98
Must see, Intelligent, Hilarious, Profound, Masterful

See it if You’re not afraid to take a good honest look at yourself, your surroundings, habits and country...all with whip smart, sharp comedy.

Don't see it if You like your comedy served up cotton candy fluffy. This is probably going to sting and depending who you are maybe more than once-worth it!

Also If you’ve seen Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette on Netflix you’ve got an idea o... Read more Read less

84
Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if A self reflective journey in her life. This is a magnificent performance. Funny and poignant.

Don't see it if If you do not like shows where a person reflects on their life. A bigger production.

93
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Hilarious, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if fan of Goldsby's "Nanette" or other acting, interest in seeing an artist with Autism, enjoy kooky but intelligent humor, & Australian humor

Don't see it if don't like unstructured, stand-up type shows, Some Australian words confuse you, not a fan of quirky humor or slightly uncomfortable stories

83
Solo standup, Resonant, Quirky, Educational, Funny

See it if you value understanding the world as experienced though the alternative lens of autism. Learn to appreciate order & solitude with humor

Don't see it if you are expecting a play - this is standup and story telling with an educational intent.

92
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Intelligent, Clever

See it if Reluctant, self-deprecating, even fragile Aussie's refreshing voice who uncannily layers and then circles back to payoff a forgotten set-up.

Don't see it if This time out, she's moved on from trauma's "Nanette" She's clearly stoked by her mission, but seems she'd really rather be somewhere else.

Also Taint-ed title = clinical term for femme body part discovered by a man... Read more Read less

100
Profound, Hilarious, Intense, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you loved Nanette or her TED Talk.She is brilliant, entertaining, important.She tells truth to power.Sometimes uncomfortable,but it matters

Don't see it if you are offended by frank,raw talk.This show is seriously important.You'll laugh your butt off, be challenged and moved.

92
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if an hilarious solo female show, always thought-provoking but with some moving moments; stand-up comedy but much, much more including art hist

Don't see it if don't like solo shows, don't want frank discussion of autism (?), only want art history 101 as taught by white males, uncomfortable with *

Also *very, funny discussion of sex parts or don't want the Teenage Mutant ... Read more Read less

88
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you enjoyed Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette. She brings that same brutal yet affecting power of observation to this show.

Don't see it if you do not want to have your eyes opened to the realities of misogyny, homophobia, toxic masculinity, etc., and to laugh while learning.

Also Hannah Gadsby is a treasure and this world is fortunate to have the va... Read more Read less

95
Profound, Masterful, Intelligent, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you want a take on gender and the patriarchy delivered through art history with side jaunts with dogs and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Don't see it if you're expecting exactly the same as Nanette. It's complex and complicated and deeply personal but not as squarely focused on trauma.

Also Hannah Gadsby is a gift to humanity.

90
Intelligent, Resonant, Relevant, Funny

See it if Perhaps less focused than Nanette,but just as much as pathos (or reality check). Unapologetic and funny. Quite a lesson in art history.

Don't see it if Anti-vaxx, pro-parternalism, pro-misogyny, anti-fanny packs ...

90
Side-splitting, Genius

See it if you like to laugh/like intelligent conversation.

Don't see it if you are an anti-vaxer.

Also the intricacy of the foundation Gadsby builds in order to end the show... Read more Read less

78
Relevant, Hilarious, Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see a brilliant stand-up comedian deliver a funny and provocative set.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a thought-provoking stand-up act.

90
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate intelligent comedy and enjoy hearing new voices and perspectives. Hannah is articulate, brilliant and provocative.

Don't see it if You are close=minded and conservative.

90
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like humor mixed with message; you are excited to give up your cell phone for 90 minutes

Don't see it if you're uninterested in queerness, neurodiversity, and comedy

95
Quirky, Masterful, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoyed 'Nanette' and like quirky humor. You want a different stand up show that tackles current issues (i.e. patriarchy)

Don't see it if You hated Nanette, want a stand up show that is all jokes and no substance. Get uncomfortable when talking about sexuality, anti-vax, autism

Also I absolutely love Hannah Gadsby, ever since Nanette i was interested i... Read more Read less

97
Thought-provoking, Exquisite, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoyed Nanette and you want to see an even better show with an individual who is at the peak of their game.

Don't see it if you are a misogynist or anti-vaxxer.

90
Funny, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Incisive, Great writing

See it if you can get a ticket

Don't see it if you only want a retread of Nanette - new material here.

Also One of the best writer-performers I've seen. The show is a little unev... Read more Read less

85
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you're already a fan, you're ok with a bracing dose of lesbian anger, you're ok with comics taking on serious stuff

Don't see it if you're offended by LGBT themes, if you don't like comedy that makes you think, you're part of the patriarchy that can't take a joke

Also It's a much lighter show than Nanette was but no less divisive (see Th... Read more Read less

95
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want comedy with purpose.

Don't see it if you don't like women comics?

Also Hannah Gadsby's follow up to Nanette is brilliant and hilarious. Like ... Read more Read less

92
Quirky, Profound, Masterful, Edgy, Clever

See it if You want an intelligent, genre-stretching take on stand-up. A balance of real life, pain and comedy. Hannah Gadsby is a gift.

Don't see it if You need to be attached to your cellphone since they seal it (bring a book or talk to your neighbor). It's not a repeat of Nanette.

90
Clever, Intelligent, Funny

See it if I love Hannah Gadsbury. Her use of humor to put perspective. I love her use of self deprecation to make her points.

Don't see it if If your a crumudgeon.

90
Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You like to laugh

Don't see it if you hated nanette, but why would you


July 26th, 2019
NYT Critic's Pick “Is Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Douglas’ Stand-Up? Theater? Yes, Please. A follow-up to the startling and divisive ‘Nanette’ is just as startling and probably just as divisive.”
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July 24th, 2019
"'Hannah Gadsby’s Song of the Self.' The monologuist’s new show, 'Douglas,' is an act of recovery, or an act about recovery, in which solipsism masquerades as art."
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July 27th, 2019
“More proof that this talented Australian performer is a distinctive comedic voice.“
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July 26th, 2019
B+ “Hannah Gadsby brings her shrewd discomfort comedy to new show ‘Douglas.’”
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