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“I have a little more power over how the world affects me”

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Hannah Gadsby has learned a lot. Propelled to superstardom with the broadcast of “Nanette” on Netflix in 2018, the Australian comedian was brought into circles to which she was not accustomed. And made a few missteps. She now knows that when you meet Notting Hill screenwriter Richard Curtis, you avoid mentioning that you hate romantic comedies. She understood that you don’t refuse a gift from Jodie Foster, even if you already own the board game Bananagrams.

That’s what she says, on the stage lit Klein blue and decorated with light garlands of the Trianon, in Paris, where she played “Body of Work” to sold-out crowds. She talks about her wife and producer Jenney Shamash, alias ” Jenny “, his dogs Douglas and Jasper, the murderous valves of his mother, the silence of his father and stories of dead rabbits. An evening feel good, because she owe it » to his audience.

Nothing to do with the “Nanette” explosion. Hannah Gadsby deconstructed the foundations of comedy, responsible according to her for maintaining mechanisms of oppression. She announced to stop the self-depreciation, the confusion between “humility” and humiliation ». Exit the jokes about his physique or his severe trauma. Either a cathartic stand-up » Where “the most deliberately sad and dark comedy show hour ever devised »she writes in “Nanette in ten steps”.

“Nanette in ten stages

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