Netflix Comedy Special 'Nanette' Has Got A 100% Rating On Rotten Tomatoes
3 July 2018, 14:56 | Updated: 19 November 2018, 14:55
Literally the best comedy show you'll ever watch on Netflix.
Every once in a while a TV show or movie comes along that completely stops you in your tracks and that's exactly what's happing to everyone after watching Australian comic Hannah Gadsby's Netflix special Nanette.
A household name is her native Oz, Hannah Gadsby was largely unknown to the rest of us outside of the comedy world until Nanette dropped on Netflix last month. Having grown up in the bible belt of Tasmania, Gadsby, who identifies as a lesbian, tells her story of growing up in a deeply homophobic society and her struggle for self-acceptance.
Gadsby had been known for her self-deprecating style of comedy but during Nanette she breaks away this, saying "Do you understand what self-deprecation means when it comes from somebody who already exists in the margins? It’s not humility. It’s humiliation. I put myself down in order to speak, in order to seek permission to speak. And I simply will not do this anymore.”
In an arresting display of honesty and vulnerability, Gatsby then opens up about her experiences with violence and sexual assault, and how comedians use comedy to mask painful truths. The show is wildly funny and incredible intricate and clever - and it's undoubtedly the type of show that will leave an impression on anyone who watches it. In fact, it has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes it's that good.
And we're not the only one's who are obsessed.
Legends from the comedy world, critics and viewers alike are praising Nanette as a life changing piece of work and rightly so.
I’ve been a professional comic for 30 years. I’ve been studying comedy for even longer. I thought I had seen everything...until I watched Nanette on @netflix by @Hannahgadsby. I was blown away. I urge you to watch it ASAP - one hour and it’ll change your life.— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) July 1, 2018
@Hannahgadsby Nanette is simply remarkable. You moved me and have really made me think about humor, the self, self deprecation and the uses of anger. Thank you so much. It’s just brilliant.— roxane gay (@rgay) June 28, 2018
If you haven't seen NANETTE yet, plug in and watch. One hour of bracing bliss. @Hannahgadsby making amazing use of her Art History degree is only the eighth or ninth most inspiring thing about it— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) July 2, 2018
lucky enough to see @Hannahgadsby “Nanette” in the theater last night.— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) June 29, 2018
A. she is brilliant + brave
B. one of the most profound + thought provoking experiences of my life.
C. thank you, hannah. thank you. 🙏🏻
see it live... or it’s on @netflix
If all you can possibly handle today is being coated in a thin layer of air conditioning, do yourself a favor and watch @Hannahgadsby's @netflix special "Nanette." She's so goddamn good, I almost got off the couch to give a standing ovation.— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) July 1, 2018
What if we cancelled stand-up comedy and just had lesbians speaking truth to power for a few decades instead? #Nanette— Dr Jordan Savage (@drjordansavage) June 26, 2018
Everyone is saying it but Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’ is just fucking extraordinary. Nothing has made me think about the abuse, shame, trauma, resilience and power of women like it.— eleanormorgan (@eleanormorgan) June 24, 2018
The show has become a viral sensation and made Gadsby a star around the world. She seems to be taking it in her stride though.
I am aware that there is a lot of love flowing for Nanette here on Twitter. I honestly don't know how to handle it. So here is a picture of Douglas and Jasper. pic.twitter.com/ov9R0WXTaI— Hannah Gadsby (@Hannahgadsby) June 29, 2018
No news yet on whether Gadsby will actually retire from comedy, as she announced in her show, but we certainly hope not. You can watch Nanette on Netflix over here.