This is a show about women as wives. It's a surprisingly funny show given that dinner won't cook itself. Who wouldn't want a wife? They do things for you. If Hannah had a wife this might have been a better blurb. Winner - Directors' Choice Award, Melbourne Comedy Festival. 'Genuinely superb' (Time Out, Sydney), **** (Metro), **** (ThreeWeeks).
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Following huge critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011, Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby returns to the fringe with a brand new stand-up show.
This is a show about women as wives. It's a surprisingly funny show given that dinner won't cook itself. Who wouldn't want a wife? They do things for you. If Hannah had a wife she would be wearing smarter shoes. If that wife were Liz Hurley then she would have had a facelift and a spray tan too.
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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