Netflix Comedy Special 'Nanette' Has Got A 100% Rating On Rotten Tomatoes

3 July 2018, 14:56

Hannah Gadsby 'Nanette'
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Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

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.

Wow.

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.

Awww!

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.