‘There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.’ Hannah Gadsby, Nanette
Hannah Gadsby’s unique stand-up special Nanette was a viral success that left audiences captivated by her blistering honesty and her ability to create both tension and laughter in a single moment. Gadsby’s worldwide fame might have led some to believe she was an overnight sensation, but like everything else about her, the path from open mic to the global stage was hard fought and anything but linear.
Ten Steps to Nanette traces her growth as a queer person from Tasmania – where homosexuality was illegal until 1997 – to her ever-evolving relationship with comedy, to her struggle with late-in-life diagnoses of autism and ADHD, and finally to the backbone of Nanette: the renouncement of self-deprecation, the rejection of misogyny and the moral significance of truth-telling.
Harrowing and hilarious, Ten Steps to Nanette continues Gadsby’s tradition of confounding expectations and norms, properly introducing us to one of the most explosive, formative voices of our time.