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||Hannah Gadsby signs deal with Netflix
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Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby signed a multi-title deal with Netflix, per a press release.
The deal includes a new, hour-long special from Gadsby, recorded on the Australian leg of their Body of Work world tour. Additionally, Gadsby will produce and host a multi-comic special featuring an international cast of comedians.
Gadsby said of the multi-comic special, "In an effort to further open a door that I had to fight to get through myself, I will curate and host a line-up show on Netflix featuring six new, gender-diverse comedians. In a notoriously transphobic industry, I am looking to broaden the scope of opportunities for genderqueer performers from around the globe, as well as expand the diversity of offerings to audiences on one of comedy's biggest platforms."
Gadsby's new set will mark their third Netflix comedy special following the critically acclaimed Nanette (2018) and Douglas (2020). The special will be recorded live at the Sydney Opera House and made with the assistance of The Sydney Opera House Trust.
According to Variety, the deal comes nearly a year after Gadsby criticized Netflix for its controversial Dave Chappelle stand-up special and co-CEO Ted Sarandos for supporting The Closer, which was criticized as transphobic.
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