Hannah Gadsby recently sat down with CBS Sunday Morning to talk about her new Off-Broadway show, Hannah Gadsby: Douglas, which begins performances July 23 at the Daryl Roth Theatre through August 24.
The Australian comedian leapt to stardom with her Netflix special, Nanette, released in the summer of 2018. “I’m in this weird fame world at the moment where famous people who I don’t always know are coming up to me wanting to meet me, so that is a weird flip.”
Gadsby spoke about her rise to global fame as well as her disclosure that she is on the autism spectrum. “Every room I walk into is a new room—even if it's the same room—because I notice all the different things,” she explained. “Saying this publicly—in the industry that I am doing it in—does make me quite vulnerable.”
As for her new show (which shares a name with her dog), Gadsby is excited for audiences to see it. “I've written a show that is really joyful for me to perform. I really am having a very fun time onstage,” she said. “There is life after trauma and it is rich and it can be joyful.”
Watch the full video interview above.