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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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 *
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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