She had a famous son and has been paparazzied by painters for centuries since. Comedian Hannah Gadsby takes you on an historical art tour of the many faces of everyone's favourite virgin. She directs her wry, mordant wit to matters of serious art intellectualism (kind of). 'Entertaining and informative, this is by definition an absolutely beautiful show' **** (Chortle.co.uk).
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She had a famous son and has been paparazzied by painters for centuries since. Brandishing a degree in art history, award winning comedian, Hannah Gadsby takes you on an historical art tour of the many faces of everyone's favourite virgin. Directing her wry, mordant wit to matters of serious art intellectualism (kind of), Hannah Gadsby's Mary. Contrary. is every bit as enlightening as it is hilarious.
Gadsby is an award-winning Australian comedian who thinks quickly and moves slowly. She is sardonic, laconic and, after numerous bone crunching accidents, bionic. Her droll delivery, thrilling wordplay and heart-breakingly funny, self-deprecating observations have delighted audiences around the world.
Surprised and relieved that she maintains a healthy pallor in front of the camera, Hannah has taken up a regular spot on ABC TV's Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight back home. She has also made appearances on Channel 10's Good News Week, ABC TV's Spicks and Specks and New Zealand TV3's 7 Days. Desperate to make use of her Art History degree, Hannah wrote and presented two specials for ABC TV's Artscape.
Hannah is writing her first book, based on her mildly alarming medical history, and in 2011, released her first stand-up DVD Kiss Me Quick I'm Full of Jubes through Madman Entertainment.
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