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Hannah Gadsby announces her new stand-up show Body of Work

Hannah Gadsby announces her new comedy show Body of Work… after revealing she married producer Jenney Shamash in January

Hannah Gadsby has revealed her latest stand-up show will be called Body of Work.

The 43-year-old comedian made the announcement on Instagram on Monday, and also shared details about her upcoming tour.

The Nanette star will only be performing in Australia and New Zealand, as the Covid-19 pandemic has limited travel and mass gatherings in other countries.

Upcoming: Hannah Gadsby has revealed her next stand-up show will be called Body of Work

‘I’ll be visiting all sorts of places across Australia and New Zealand,’ she said. 

‘I’m not traditionally an excitable person but…yep…I’m back on a real live stage. It’s nice. Tickets on sale this week so…get amongst it…if you want!’

‘Sydney…obviously I’ll also be coming your way. Stay tuned for extra special news just for you,’ she concluded the post.  

The reveal comes after Hannah surprised fans on Instagram last month by introducing them to her wife Jenney Shamash.

‘We got married in January and we are very chuffed about it,’ she wrote. 

Surprise! The 43-year-old comedian (left) surprised her Instagram followers last month by introducing them to her wife Jenney Shamash (right)

Surprise! The 43-year-old comedian (left) surprised her Instagram followers last month by introducing them to her wife Jenney Shamash (right)

The bombshell announcement was accompanied by a photo of Hannah and Jenney eating ice cream at a café in Australia.

The Emmy Award-winning comic, from Tasmania, captioned the post: ‘I would like to introduce all y’all to Jenney Shamash.

‘She is a producer extraordinaire. She is very funny and is really talented at reciting facts. It is a joy to behold.

‘We got married in January and we are very chuffed about it. For the record: this is me gushing.

‘I am full of very positive feelings. This is a nice story. My heart felt thanks to everybody who voted for marriage equality.’ 

Bombshell: The couple secretly married in January but didn't announce it at the time. Hannah is pictured at the Sydney premiere of the musical Hamilton on March 27

Bombshell: The couple secretly married in January but didn’t announce it at the time. Hannah is pictured at the Sydney premiere of the musical Hamilton on March 27

Hannah’s reference to ‘voting for marriage equality’ suggests she and Jenney wed in Australia, which legalised same-sex marriage in December 2017 after citizens voted overwhelmingly in favour of the motion in a postal survey.

Jenney was a producer on Gadsby’s comedy special Douglas, the follow-up to her breakout Netflix hit Nanette. 

The show, which is named after one of Hannah’s beloved dogs, was filmed in Los Angeles in February.

According to the synopsis of the show, Hannah took Douglas ‘for a walk across the planet, finishing up in Los Angeles, and recorded her second stand-up special’.

Douglas was nominated for two Primetime Emmys in 2020. 

Hannah won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and a prestigious Peabody award, both for Nanette, in 2019. 

Colleagues to spouses: Jenney was a producer on Gadsby's comedy special Douglas, the follow-up to her breakout Netflix hit Nanette

Colleagues to spouses: Jenney was a producer on Gadsby’s comedy special Douglas, the follow-up to her breakout Netflix hit Nanette

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