“An audience is the best editor, for comedy. It can be really funny on the page and they can say, ‘No we’re not going to give you that.'”

When Hannah Gadsby released “Nanette,” her one-hour comedy special, on Netflix, she did not expect international acclaim and notoriety. But before she knew it, her comedy special — which ranged in topics from art history and her homeland of Tasmania, to sexual assault, homophobia, and more — rocketed her to fame, and became what people saw as a new world for comedy.

Gadsby spoke with me a bit about her craft, her new show “Douglas” (named for her dog), and how she sees the future of comedy.

Read the interview here, and the review of “Douglas” here.

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