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Hannah Gadsby to debut Nanette follow-up, Douglas, on her first-ever U.S. tour

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No, Hannah Gadsby isn’t leaving comedy. She said she was during her seismic Netflix special, Nanette, but changing the conversation around comedy has a way of keeping somebody onstage. She’s not lacking in inspiration, either, as the Tasmanian comic is already gearing up for next tour, one that will, for the first time ever, find her headlining theaters throughout the U.S.

Gadsby’s new show is named after her dog, Douglas, and, per The Hollywood Reporter, will reflect on the cultural earthquake that was Nanette while also exploring “dynamics of power and privilege.”

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She does promise, however, that it will be funny. “With this show, the humor will be back in,” she said, adding, “I don’t have any intention of workshopping any of my traumas on stage again. That took a toll. And also, I kinda did that. Of course, I can’t help but think about serious stuff. I tend not to try and dwell too much on specifics at this point of the creative process. There’s about four hours of show that I’m whittling down.”

Gadsby’s tour kicks off in Australia in late March before heading stateside later this spring. Somewhere along the way she’ll release a book, Ten Steps to Nanette. See her current schedule below, but do know that more dates will be added in the coming months. Tickets for all U.S. dates go on sale on Wednesday, February 8 (aside from D.C., which goes on sale on Februry 13. Buy them here.

March 27 – April 7—Melbourne, Australia—Arts Centre Melbourne
April 30—San Francisco, CA—Palace of Fine Arts
May 10—San Diego, CA—Balboa Theatre
May 15—Portland, OR—Newmark Theatre
May 22—Denver, CO—Paramount Theatre
May 30—Austin, TX—Paramount Theatre
June 2—Houston, TX—Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
June 8—Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre
June 13—Minneapolis, MN—Pantages Theatre
June 16—Chicago, IL—Chicago Theater
June 23—Philadelphia, PA—Merriam Theater
June 25—Washington, DC—Kennedy Center
June 29—Nashville, TN—James K Polk Theater
July 12—Los Angeles, CA—Theatre at The Ace Hotel

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Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.