Hannah Gadsby, the Australian stand-up comedian and writer of the blockbuster Netflix hit “Nanette” comes to Nashville with her new tour, “Douglas,” at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Polk Theater on June 29-30.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
Gadsby’s tenth solo show was “Nanette.” It did alright.
“Nanette” played around Australia and the UK for 18 months – taking out the top prizes at the Melbourne and Edinburgh festivals before sitting down in New York and dropping a Netflix special last June that started a global conversation that continues six months later.
While Nanette was a random barista, Douglas is a very specific dog, and the only thing they have in common is they’ve inspired Gadsby to put pen to paper and turn out a show you couldn’t possibly expect.
Gadsby found her voice with “Nanette,” and with Douglas she plans to use it. The stand-up stage has been Hannah’s home for more than a decade, and the last couple of years have given her a few very new ideas to think and talk about in her first ever U.S. tour.