7. Hannah Gadsby: Douglas
Release Year: 2020
Written By: Hannah Gadsby
Starring: Hannah Gadsby
Release Date: Tuesday, May 26
Two years ago, Hannah Gadsby turned the comedy world upside down with her debut Netflix special Nanette. In the deeply personal special, the comic told the punchline jokes and humorous stories you expect from a stand-up special, but Nanette takes a turn for the brutally honest and thought-provoking. Once again, Hannah Gadsby returns with another comedy special called Douglas that’s sure to makes us laugh, think and maybe even cry. No questions asked, Hannah Gadsby: Douglas ranks as the most anticipated comedy special coming to Netflix this May.
Douglas finds Hannah Gadsby realizing that Nanette will be a tough act to follow with all eyes on what she’ll do next. Gadsby named the special after one of her dogs, looking to her pet for comedy inspiration. Clearly, the comic will be regaling us with tales of her dog’s adventures on a walk, as the logline for Douglas calls the special a “grand tour of guffaw” that begins at a dog park. Still, no matter what we expect from Gadsby, she’ll undoubtedly take the viewer for an unexpected journey of emotion through relatable topics and precise insights on the human (or canine) condition.
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette won Gadsby a Peabody Award as well as a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. Beyond award, Nanette also won Gadsby millions of new fans who adore her approach to storytelling and comedy. While Nanette holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the special received criticism from certain critics, but that’s par for the course for comedy. Douglas looks to replicate the success of its predecessor and build on our expectations for what Gadsby has up her sleeve. Don’t miss the brand-new special when it makes its big premiere on Netflix on May 26.