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Hannah Gadsby's 'Nanette' Is A Scorching Piece On Comedy And Trauma

Hannah Gadsby, an Australian comedian, has a Netflix special that talks about the construction of jokes, the pain of self-deprecation, and what we owe to ourselves and the people who hear our stories.
Hannah Gadsby has brought her live show Nanette to Netflix. Source: Netflix

Many Americans had little exposure to Australian actress/comic/writer Hannah Gadsby before a few weeks ago. Maybe they had seen her in Please Like Me, an Australian comedy series in which she had a supporting role. But statistically, they probably hadn't.

And then came , her Netflix special, which is a recording of a live show she's been doing for a while — it won awards at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Melbourne Comedy Festival — and brought to New York in March. If you look at some of the tweets about , you'll

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