'Hannah Gadsby: Douglas': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's comedy special

'Hannah Gadsby: Douglas': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's comedy special
Hannah Gadsby (Netflix)

Hannah Gadsby's 2018 special, 'Nanette' broke barriers in the world of standup comedy. The show contained social commentary especially about LGBTQ and women's perspectives, and mental illness, and included an emotive narration of Gadsby's life, learnings, and what her story offers to the world.

'Nanette' went on to win various awards, including an Emmy, a Peabody and others.

So, it's only natural to wonder whether any other standup specials would be just that, special. However, Gadsby's follow-up, 'Douglas', named after her dog, is now coming to Netflix, so viewers can make the decision on their own.

Release date

'Hannah Gadsby: Douglas' will be available to stream on Netflix on May 26.


Hannah Gadsby named her follow-up after her dog with the hope that he could inspire comedic obedience. According to Netflix's description, "'Hannah Gadsby: Douglas' is a grand tour of guffaw that takes you from the dog park to the High Renaissance and back into an unnamed box." Gadsby will also be speaking about autism.

The special opened last year, so reviews of the special are already floating around on the internet. The Guardian called the special an "impressive feat" while the New York Times said, "'Douglas' is angry — even furious — and draws its comic energy from the effort to master and direct that anger into sharp insight and its byproduct, laughter."

Gadsby toured 'Douglas' beginning last year in Melbourne. The North American tour kicked off in San Francisco in April 2019 and also had an Off Broadway engagement last summer in New York.


Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby (Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

Hannah Gadsby is an Australian comedian, writer, actress, and television presenter. Gadsby rose to prominence across the world after Netflix released the film version of her special, 'Nanette'. Gadsby wrote and stars in 'Douglas'.

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