“A joy from start to finish” **** (The Age 2011)
“Piercing razor-sharp wit” **** (Chortle)
“Deadpan, cutting wit…an assured performer” **** (The Scotsman)
Barry Award & Helpmann Award Nominee 2011
Hannah doesn’t smile much and she laughs even less. For a comedian, that’s a bit like being a Transformer who doesn’t fancy driving. But don’t let that deter you. There is great pleasure to be had in laughing at her.
Barry Award-nominated for Best Show at the 2011 Melbourne Comedy Festival (where she had to be moved to a bigger venue following ticket demand) and for Best Comedy at the prestigious 2011 Helpmann Award, Mrs Chuckles is a tale of mild success and utter failure told in a manner of vague indifference and total incredulity. It is mostly funny and only fleetingly offensive.
Hannah Gadsby’s star is very much on the ascent; from winning the prestigious Director’s Award at the 2010 Melbourne Comedy Festival, Hannah has been busy becoming a household name in her native Australia thanks to starring alongside Adam Hills in new primetime TV show In Gordon Street Tonight. She is delighted to be back in Edinburgh with both a smash-hit stand-up show and the world premiere Mary, Contrary, her comedic yet insightful look at the artistic history of the world’s favourite virgin, playing for just 6 dates (more here)