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Hannah Gadsby announces date of new Netflix special, Douglas

Australia's patron saint of comedy, St Hannah Gadsby, is here to end your boredom.

Cassidy Knowlton
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Cassidy Knowlton

Finished all of Tiger King and not sure what to watch on Netflix now? Australia's patron saint of comedy, St Hannah Gadsby, is here to end your boredom with a very special announcement: her new show, Douglas, will be dropping on Netflix on May 26. 

Gadsby made the announcement on her Instagram account, saying in her trademark deadpan: "It's going to be good. Unless you don't like it, then it's still going to be good, and you'll be wrong."

You will be wrong if you don't like it, she's correct on that score. But Douglas isn't good. It's extraordinary. It's laugh-until-you-scream, don't-eat-before-you-see-it-because-your-stomach-will-hurt-from-laughing fantastic. The show is her follow-up to her revolutionary show Nanette, which reinvented stand-up comedy and made Gadsby a household name everywhere in the world (she's been one in Australia for many years). Douglas is deliberately funnier than Nanette, though it might also move you to tears more than once. 

Time Out Melbourne gave the show five stars when she performed it at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival last year, so mark your calendars for May 26. 

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