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Hannah Gadsby Bio, Biography, Age, Partner, Parents, Nationality, Education, Career, Emmy Awards 2018, Australian comedian

Hannah Gadsby Biography

Hannah Gadsby Bio

Hannah Gadsby was born on 12th January 1978, current age 40 years as of 2018. She is an Australian comedian and writer. Hannah rose to prominence after winning the national final of the Raw Comedy competition for new comedians in 2006. She has toured internationally and appeared on Australian and New Zealand television. In 2018, Gadsby’s Netflix special, Nanette, brought her to the attention of international audiences.
Hannah Gadsby Age Smithton, Tasmania, Australia
Hannah Gadsby Parents Kay Gadsby
Hannah Gadsby Nationality Australian
Medium Live performance
Years active 2006–present
Genres Stand-up
Subject(s) Small town life, Smithton, art history, dysfunctional parents, homosexuality, homophobia, mental illness, trauma
Notable works and roles Kiss Me Quick, I’m Full of Jubes

Hannah Gadsby Early life and education

Gadsby spent her early childhood in Smithton in Tasmania, the youngest of five children. She went to school at Smithton High from 1990 to 1995, Launceston College and the University of Tasmania in Hobart. Gadsby later graduated from the Australian National University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Curatorship. Before her comedy career, Gadsby worked as a cinema projectionist and as a tree planter on a farm.

Hannah Gadsby Career

Art lectures

Although Gadsby is best known for her comedy work, she has a degree in Art History and Curatorship and presents comedy art tours in conjunction with the National Gallery of Victoria. As from 2009, Gadsby has presented tours with themes such as paintings of the Holy Virgin, Dadaism, Modernism, Impressionism and the nude in art. Gadsby also gives talks on art and opens exhibitions.

Gadsby has authored and presented two documentary specials for the Artscape program on ABC TV, The NGV Story (2011) and Hannah Gadsby Goes Domestic (2010).


Gadsby co-starred on the Australian ABC television network show Adam Hills Tonight (formerly known as Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight). She had regular segments called ‘On This Day’ and ‘Hannah Has A Go’ and also featured on the couch, contributing as host Adam Hills interviews his guests. The show was canceled following the end of its third season in July 2013.

She has also appeared as a guest on Good News Week, Spicks and Specks, and New Zealand TV 3’s 7 Days.

She has written and presented a three-part series on ABC TV, Hannah Gadsby’s Oz, which aired in March 2014.

She featured as Hannah, a fictional version of herself, in the second, third and fourth seasons of fellow comedian Josh Thomas’s series; Please Like Me in 2015.


As a comedian, Gadsby was a regular on the local and international comedy festival circuit for over 10 years. In 2018, Netflix released Nanette, which brought her to the attention of a global audience. Nanette received a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Hannah Gadsby on Marriage Equality Protest Performed
Hannah Gadsby on Marriage Equality Protest Performed

Hannah Gadsby Emmy Awards 2018

Hannah Gadsby joked during her brief, but much talked about appearance at the 2018 Emmy awards held on 18th September. The Australian comedian was presenting the award for outstanding directing for a drama series but her few minutes on stage set off calls on social media for Gadsby to host the entire show next year. The comedian shot to international attention this year after her stand-up show Nanette was picked up by Netflix.

Hannah Gadsby Partner

Although Hannah Gadsby has been with someone previously, she hasn’t yet disclosed anymore about her. She mentioned her partner on Twitter in 2014. She, however, states they are no longer together.

Hannah Gadsby talks about her former girlfriend on Twitter on 25 November 2014
Hannah Gadsby talks about her former girlfriend on Twitter on 25 November 2014

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