Comic Hannah Gadsby will carry out her new display, "Douglas," this week on the Kennedy Middle. (Emma McIntyre\/Getty Photographs for Netflix) Hannah Gadsby used to be in Seattle previous this month, on excursion along with her new stand-up act, when she determined to unwind on the library. It used to be the kind of tour the Australian comic may\u2019ve anonymously loved right through the primary 4 a long time of her lifestyles. However within the wake of ultimate 12 months\u2019s Netflix phenomenon \u201cNanette,\u201d her incisive and deeply non-public particular commenting on her revel in as a homosexual lady? Now not such a lot. \u201cI forgot that after all the library goes to be the place my individuals are,\u201d says Gadsby, 41. \u201cI more than likely would\u2019ve been known much less had I long gone to a nightclub.\u201d After Gadsby driven barriers with the gut-wrenching, stomach laugh-inducing trip that used to be \u201cNanette,\u201d she has long gone from cult-favorite comedian to a performer with 4 just about sold-out Kennedy Middle presentations this week (2700 F St. NW; Tue.-Thu., more than a few occasions, $39-$75). For lovers who didn\u2019t snag tickets, her newest particular \u2014 named \u201cDouglas,\u201d after considered one of her canines \u2014 will hit Netflix subsequent 12 months. With \u201cDouglas,\u201d you\u2019ve launched into a national U.S. excursion for the primary time. How\u2019s it going? I'm very happy with how pretty American audiences are. They truly are great folks. In Australia and the U.Okay., you stroll out onstage and there\u2019s an air of resistance there with the target market. They\u2019re kind of like, \u201cYou suppose you\u2019re humorous, do ya? Neatly let\u2019s see \u2014 I\u2019ll be the pass judgement on of that.\u201d While right here the overall mindset is, \u201cWe\u2019re simply thrilled you\u2019re right here.\u201d What must audiences be expecting out of your new subject matter? I do use much more conventional stand-up routines within the display, however I even have undone them a little bit. So there's a similarity to \u201cNanette,\u201d however it's not the triple punch of trauma that \u201cNanette\u201d used to be. I nonetheless have that taste of mixing my common sense with slightly a considerable amount of vulnerability. That\u2019s nonetheless there, but it surely\u2019s much more amusing. How do you move about writing a display like \u201cDouglas\u201d? My presentations have all the time been written as some way of sharing my ideas with folks, so it\u2019s very a lot about the place I'm on the planet and what\u2019s preoccupying my ideas. In some way, \u201cDouglas\u201d is set \u201cNanette\u201d as a result of that has simply grow to be my lifestyles in such a lot of tactics. It\u2019s a dialog with my post-\u201cNanette\u201d lifestyles. The Grammys drew complaint previous this 12 months for aside from you, together with comics like Michelle Wolf and Ali Wong, and simplest nominating males within the comedy album class. What used to be your response to the all-male shortlist? Glance, I\u2019m so used to that oversight, I\u2019m so used to the lads\u2019 membership in comedy, it slightly used to be a blip on my thoughts. The Grammys aren\u2019t famend for his or her, , forward-thinking, inclusive balloting. I additionally in finding awards truly bizarre, however I\u2019m no longer customary. It's a must to foyer and schmooze and do exposure and talk for the paintings that are supposed to talk for itself. \u201cNanette,\u201d for me, used to be so singular and so non-public and painful and all of the ones issues \u2014 she\u2019s accomplished the paintings, she\u2019s available in the market, she\u2019s kicking off in folks\u2019s minds. The Grammy Awards would no longer imply a lot. I would favor that the Grammys had been similar to, \u201cGirls must perhaps get a glance right here.\u201d That each one is sensible. However what sort of a--hole wakes up within the morning and thinks they must win a Grammy? Following the good fortune of \u201cNanette,\u201d I consider you've gotten a whole lot of choices within the leisure trade. What are you hoping to do subsequent? You recognize, I\u2019m truly taking my time on deciding that as a result of, sure, I do have a large number of choices, however I\u2019m no longer so smug to imagine that I\u2019m able to doing the entire issues. I've an overly distinct talent set. I\u2019d love to construct on that, however I truly need to ensure that what I do subsequent is a great marriage between finding out and construction and doing one thing optimistic. I imply, I received\u2019t grow to be a mechanic \u2014 I feel we\u2019ve dominated that out. However I nonetheless haven\u2019t were given my head round what the business over here's. So till I do this, I don\u2019t suppose I\u2019ll be biting off an excessive amount of.