Hannah Gadsby has new Netflix show that is ‘Something Special’

Netflix has released the trailer for Hannah Gadsby’s next comedy special, titled “Hannah Gadsby: Something Special,” which will premiere globally May 9.

In the trailer, the queer comedian promises, “This will be a feel-good show,” then says, “Or is it?”

Gadsby then assures the audience that it will be a feel-good special — as a matter of fact, it will be a romantic comedy, as they recently got married to Jenney Shamash, the director of the program.

“We tell couples stories now,” Gadsby says, although the two of them often see the same event differently.

Gadsby’s previous Netflix specials have dealt with fairly heavy subject matter. Their first, “Nanette,” from 2018, was a take down of misogyny and homophobia. It went on to win a Peabody Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.

The follow-up, “Douglas,” from 2020, was nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards and won an AACTA Award. It dealt with autism (which Gadsby had been diagnosed), aging, and the transphobia of J.K. Rowling, among other issues.

“Hannah Gadsby: Something Special” was filmed last fall at the Sydney Opera House. In addition to a discussion of Gadsby and Shamash’s wedding, the comedian covers traumatic encounters with rabbits and much more.

“Just for the next hour, we’re going to feel good together and then we can head back out there and be the mass extinction event that we are,” Gadsby says in the trailer.

Gadsby announced plans for further Netflix specials last year, even though the performer had publicly criticized the streaming giant for invoking their name to indicate Netflix’s commitment to diversity — after the company was blasted for giving a platform to Dave Chappelle’s transphobia.

This article originally appeared on Advocate.com, and is shared here as part of an LGBTQ+ community exchange between Q Voice News and Pride Media.

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