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Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Douglas’, Image courtesy: Instagram
Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Douglas’, Image courtesy: Instagram

Hannah Gadsby's 'Douglas' to release in 2020 on Netflix

ANI | Updated: May 14, 2019 20:06 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], May 14 (ANI): Comedian Hannah Gadsby is returning to Netflix. The star will soon treat her fans with the upcoming comedy special titled 'Douglas'.
The 41-year-old announced on Monday night that the comedy special will stream globally on Netflix in 2020, reported Variety.
Gadsby appeared at Netflix's FYSEE event to discuss her special 'Nanette', a stand-up comedy act, which was released on the streaming platform in 2018.
"I'm so excited to announce today that Douglas will be released on Netflix in 2020," Gadsby said.
"I'm really enjoying touring with the live performance, but there will be places in the world that I won't be able to visit, so it's wonderful that Netflix will bring the show to every corner of the globe," she added.
She spoke to Variety ahead of the event to talk about what the viewers can expect from the special.
"I think you can't expect. That's a clue. It talks about expectations and how labels can set them up to fail," Gadsby teased.
Gadsby's previous special 'Nanette' received an overwhelming response for how effortlessly the comedian handled tough topics like homophobia, misogyny and for her unconventional storytelling style.
Despite such attention on 'Nanette', Gadsby said that she didn't worry about topping it with her upcoming special.
"Nanette's her own beast. I've pretty much just set up camp in Nanette's shadow and this is where I live now," she told Variety.
"The thing about Nanette is, I've said what I had to say in that moment, so that's what I've done with Douglas and I'm just speaking to where I am in the moment, and a lot of where I'm at, at the moment is in the wake of Nanette," Gadsby added.
Gadsby premiered 'Douglas' in Melbourne (March 27-April 7) before embarking on a U.S. tour, which kicked off April 30 in San Francisco. 'Douglas' is named after her beloved dog and features content inspired by her breakout success, lessons, and experiences from it.
The comedian is currently touring in the U.S. and recently announced plans to next visit the East Coast after wrapping the first leg July 12 in Los Angeles. Additional tour dates will be announced later, including shows in Europe, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, reported The Hollywood Reporter.
Netflix also streams stand-up comedy specials from the likes of Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Seinfeld and more. (ANI)