Three ideas. Three contradictions. Or not. | Hannah Gadsby

  • Published on Jun 12, 2019
  • Hannah Gadsby's groundbreaking special "Nanette" broke comedy. In a talk about truth and purpose, she shares three ideas and three contradictions. Or not.
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Comments • 773

  • Anna Mack
    Anna Mack 12 hours ago +1

    Everytime i see and listen to her i´m crying. happy, sad, thankful...all at once. everytime.

  • Generic Name
    Generic Name 17 hours ago

    This is brilliant and I strongly relate as an autistic person. I’m extremely awkward socially but express myself well through writing. I communicate myself well then and can effectively communicate basically any message in any tone, yet talking face to face makes me feel like an alien trying and failing to blend in. It’s like I’ve read a document explaining in great detail how human interactions work but those interactions just don’t come naturally to my species. I’m unsure if I’d be any good at stand up comedy but this talk kind of makes me want to try it. Maybe it’d be good for my anxiety. Probably not lol but maybe it’s worth a try anyway.

  • Lora James
    Lora James Day ago +2

    She recently revealed that she has Asperger's Syndrome. She does very well.

  • Deirdre Collins
    Deirdre Collins Day ago

    Whoopi’s Goldberg on wanting to be a blonde valley girl. Cringe funny! Pain joy! Mind blowing. Shared this ted talk. Good on you girl ! X

  • Donald Gorth
    Donald Gorth Day ago +1

    Another very confused Woman with PENIS ENVY.....

  • Jack Daniels-Son

    No one ever expects for these topics to be considered comedy. Is comedy evolving?

  • Killsocialmedia
    Killsocialmedia Day ago

    The next identity politics promotion. Thanks liberals

  • Allison Fine
    Allison Fine 2 days ago

    Beautiful. Thank you.

  • Danell Maconachie
    Danell Maconachie 2 days ago

    HANNAH. Your Awsome. Love and light to you x

  • MGTOW Camper Iceland

    Sooo boring. I make me a sandwich.

  • Lucky Luciano
    Lucky Luciano 3 days ago +2

    yikes of course you weird normies like this unfunny dike

    • Aaron Rosenberg
      Aaron Rosenberg 2 days ago

      @J G Because it's important for you that she be threatening to females. Got it. Calling a human a "thing" of course paints you as having missed the call of humanity. I can only wonder how you've become this damaged. There is of course something you're not sharing. We can't know what that is. Only pity for you.

    • J G
      J G 3 days ago

      She always has the same look and rhetorical nonsense. No wonder girls love her...she is as non threatening to females as possible. This thing needs to go away and not get any more popular.

  • RegrettablyRobin
    RegrettablyRobin 3 days ago

    did the theater not have a lighter shade of foundation. Ms. Hannah looks like she's been in the tropics a few weeks

  • Matt Hornfeck
    Matt Hornfeck 3 days ago

    I think shes a great communicator tbh. I understand here 100 percent. Probably because i have failed to understand ppl. My whole live ive been alone

  • Vicious Syd
    Vicious Syd 4 days ago

    She is a beautiful soul what a wonderful person she is

  • Singing Bananas
    Singing Bananas 4 days ago

    She is amazing.

  • GuyOnYouTube
    GuyOnYouTube 5 days ago +3

    Totally unfunny and uninteresting man-hater.

    • J G
      J G 3 days ago +1

      Agreed. Her popularity is ONLY because of Trump outrage and sjw support for numbers only. The freaks like her werent on anyones radar before nov 2016. Now everyone is needed in the liberal man haters club

  • Heather Sevener
    Heather Sevener 5 days ago +1

    Love love love you, Hannah

  • shethewriter
    shethewriter 6 days ago +3

    If you haven't seen NANETTE, please do. It's on Netflix, now. It's very serious, but there is a lot of wonderful humor as well. Made me think, cry, laugh, reflect.

  • AngryReacts OnlyPlease
    AngryReacts OnlyPlease 6 days ago +1

    Shes not in her prime

    • J G
      J G 3 days ago +1

      Shes on the tail end of trying to be popular in the US after failing in australia

  • Richard Edwards
    Richard Edwards 7 days ago +1

    I just don't get Hannah Gadsby.
    I don't dislike her, I just don't understand why people rate her so highly. I don't find her the least bit engaging?

  • yopyop Boumboum
    yopyop Boumboum 7 days ago +2

    "Hannah Gadsby's groundbreaking special 'Nanette' broke comedy", at least I strongly agree with that...

    • J G
      J G 3 days ago

      What comedy is like when you cross it with hot garbage and self loathing masked with righteous anger

  • C F
    C F 7 days ago +2

    ...It's a NO from me. Next

  • Terri Baran
    Terri Baran 7 days ago +3

    “Nanette” is also two palindromes squished together. Nan-ette.

  • Alessandro Sambo
    Alessandro Sambo 8 days ago +1

    You are as useful as a Tampax.

  • rukeyser
    rukeyser 8 days ago +2

    The resonance between trauma therapy and making oneself at home with a spectrum diagnosis - YES!!

  • xodancerxo312
    xodancerxo312 8 days ago +2

    Once again, Hannah speaks and the world stands still to listen.

  • Angela Arbab
    Angela Arbab 8 days ago +1

    So smart, so captivating

  • Sammi J
    Sammi J 8 days ago

    Literally cried in the parking lot at work. This hit home so hard

  • Adriana Quintão
    Adriana Quintão 9 days ago +1

    Hannah, thank you for existing. Thank you for being you. I just watched Nanette and I had never loved crying during a comedy show before. You touched my soul and I love you for that. Thank you.

  • Liroj Anakarkis
    Liroj Anakarkis 9 days ago +2

    We stand by your side, Hannah.

  • Teresa Mañosa
    Teresa Mañosa 9 days ago

    Glorious! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻✨✨✨

  • Cribble Craft
    Cribble Craft 10 days ago +2

    You're the flippin Picasso of comedy girl. And a huge role model to all of quirky minded. ❤️

    • J G
      J G 3 days ago

      She would hate that reference. In Nanette she goes on and on about Picasso with her hot take on him and why he sucked like all men. She is horriffic.

  • Pretty Squared
    Pretty Squared 11 days ago +1

    She is such a genius , reminds me of Shakespeare

  • CelloAfterDark
    CelloAfterDark 11 days ago

    “Check the comments below for examples of such abuse.” 😂😂😂😂 Youre amazing!! ❤️❤️

  • ameli8806
    ameli8806 11 days ago

    500 dislikes?!!

    • J G
      J G 3 days ago

      Yeah she is terrible

  • Cyrus Erickson
    Cyrus Erickson 12 days ago


  • Detached Laconian
    Detached Laconian 14 days ago +1

    Humble, smart and unique.

  • Darian G
    Darian G 14 days ago

    We are connected baby. Thank you for Nanette. I am reading the Van Gogh letters now.

  • Nym
    Nym 14 days ago

  • Blake wiley
    Blake wiley 15 days ago +1

    Love you Hannah. Thank you for allowing me to be part of you 💕

  • Kristel
    Kristel 15 days ago +1

    Hannah is one brilliant and strong human ❤️ love this talk and loved watching Nannette!

  • AmethystWoman
    AmethystWoman 16 days ago

    Hey Hannah. I appreciate you and your humor and your story. I have PTSD as do so many of us (what 3 of 5 women are raped/sexually assaulted at least once or something like that? Horrible stat.) I'm not on the spectrum but have what is called HSP. Hyper sensitive person. It's not ESP like people think, parts are similar to spectrum - too loud, too bright, too something, too tight - it's a book. I love your humor and appreciated "Nanette" even before it hit Netflix. Very brave. You help me feel connected in an odd way. You feel more like "family" than those who think they are neuro-normal. (As if that is a thing...) Glad you shared your pain rather than locking it inside anymore and made us look at our own. And ways we are our own worst bullies. And you are pretty cute if I must say so...which I must. My best. Nice talk.

  • PhillyFrank1
    PhillyFrank1 16 days ago

    So brilliant. Hannah Gadsby is a gift.

  • Mona Vaas
    Mona Vaas 16 days ago

    Oh, yes, I like her.

  • Michelle Murphy
    Michelle Murphy 16 days ago

    It's not that I think lesbians necessarily have some insight abilities the rest of us lack but I am reminded of Sue Bird's love letter to her girlfriend Megan Rapinoe ("So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend") where she says that ..." Megan is at the boss level in the video game of knowing herself." Thanks Hannah for knowing yourself so well you can help the rest of us figure out our own human. See Sue's article at:

  • max isaacson
    max isaacson 16 days ago +1


    • J G
      J G 3 days ago

      She looks more like the firefist kid in Deadpool 2

  • J G
    J G 16 days ago +1

    She has such a hot take on Pablo Picasso, it's so timely and relevant. Anyway, back to this man hating mess who gets a soapbox because the wrong person got elected and now every fringe group of 2 or more people get's center stage to spew venom onto white males who are definitely in the wrong 100% of the time...maybe more. It's garbage and she needs to go back to AU where she was unpopular and not funny as well

  • Genda Extraordinaire
    Genda Extraordinaire 17 days ago +2

    Hannah, I love you, and owe you more than you could ever know. You are my guru. Your journey through your life at the end of Nanette prompted me to do the same. By doing so, it revealed to me that I have been gay my whole life -- and just figured it out. I am 80 years old!!!!!! A new birth, and being a joyful journey.

  • Nicole Clark
    Nicole Clark 17 days ago +1

    Incredible as always. I could listen to you all day, Ms. Gadsby. Thank you so much for sharing. ❤️

  • lythsian
    lythsian 18 days ago

    It's funny how you can see a simple repeated behaviour in someone and assume that's them. Different. Challenging. But the deeper you go, the more you know, the more you understand, the more you realise the frailty in everyone and can map it with your own. I was a fan in the Rove days seeing a simple comedian be simply funny. Superficial and surface only. However, I have felt disconnected from Hannah Gadsby in the last few years specifically with her move to the US and a change in the way she presents herself to the world. But this talk brought me right back to her and it's that frailty that connects us because when you chip away at whatever psychoses and walls you've built up to create your "Human" since leaving school, frailty is there with the clear Nihilism of life knocking on the door constantly, asking to be heard. And to the deepest of thinkers we all know it, we just choose to ignore it or hide it or pretend it's not there. What is the point of my Human?

  • Jo-Anne Clarke
    Jo-Anne Clarke 18 days ago


  • Inês Machado Casamentos

    Hannah is one of a kind, so amazing to listen to

  • Sarah Dick
    Sarah Dick 19 days ago

    Really remarkable and beautiful.

  • Doreen Stapelfeldt
    Doreen Stapelfeldt 19 days ago

    I love everything about her ♥️

  • heloobo
    heloobo 19 days ago +2

    "I'm a comedian" No, you're not.

    • J G
      J G 3 days ago

      She is a walking dumpster fire on the way to a train wreck

  • rosamalia1
    rosamalia1 19 days ago

    Please keep gardening.

  • River Williamson
    River Williamson 19 days ago +1

    I could see that you have a very nonlinear mind through your performances. I also think that way, and have such a hard time organizing/serializing my thoughts. You show me ways to share my mind.

  • Alejandra Castro
    Alejandra Castro 20 days ago

    Willy you maried me? And my wife?

  • Santos Lukombo
    Santos Lukombo 20 days ago

    She’s just an big idiot she hate man but she force to like a man.

  • Toni Harrison
    Toni Harrison 20 days ago

    Love the talk, love her.

  • James
    James 20 days ago +1


  • Tracy LF
    Tracy LF 20 days ago +1

    Damn. Hannah? You're a sweet, young child. Forever, always. I wish you peace.

  • Will B
    Will B 21 day ago +1

    hey queer gabsty, how does it feel to lecture in front of the audience that left all those hateful comments? :3

  • se7ien
    se7ien 21 day ago +3

    high respect for Hannah Gadsby. Bravo. i got emotional listening to Hannah Gadsby. a very strong Woman with a beautiful heart. Hannah Gadsby

  • Pookie0504kb
    Pookie0504kb 21 day ago +1

    brilliant. emotional. funny. moving. connecting. Thank you, Hannah!

  • Coloring With D
    Coloring With D 21 day ago +6

    What a beautiful person you are. I'm neuro-diverse as well. Thank you for sharing part of your life. 🌞🌞🌞

  • Michael McNeill
    Michael McNeill 21 day ago +1

    Bloody brilliant. Searing connection.

  • Anna Wensley
    Anna Wensley 21 day ago

    Well now I must watch Nanette! What a fantastic speech!

  • Laura Ferguson
    Laura Ferguson 21 day ago


  • Crone on the Loose
    Crone on the Loose 22 days ago

    You are a genius.... and neurodivergence is a biased concept.. divergent from WHAT? only the narrowest of definitions invented by frightened humans looking for the stability which is not there.... it's all in the soup :)

    • Crone on the Loose
      Crone on the Loose 22 days ago

      and i use the term neurodivergence because after all the different diagnoses i have gathered to describe my own neurodivergence., it is fairly apparent to me the labels are useful only for paperwork

  • Patrick Turner
    Patrick Turner 22 days ago +3

    Your seeds have found fertile earth in my heart. Thank you.

  • The Naked Wombat
    The Naked Wombat 22 days ago

    Hannah is always a pleasure to listen to.

  • videomanicful
    videomanicful 22 days ago

    She’s so brave.

  • leighnicolecj
    leighnicolecj 22 days ago

    Damn this is good

  • Sam S.
    Sam S. 22 days ago +2

    This woman is intolerable.

    • Judy Posner
      Judy Posner 22 days ago +1

      I am a pro-queer feminist and I totally agree with you. Absolutely intolerable. Worse than Nanette.

  • Making Games
    Making Games 23 days ago +2

    Not the greatest of the Gadsby's, and spelled wrong. It's Hanna. (rule of three) Learned something :)

  • Marie Poppins
    Marie Poppins 23 days ago +3

    You are magnificent. Thank you for being you with all that makes you you.

  • Lorraine Inzalaco
    Lorraine Inzalaco 23 days ago
    Hannah you are brave, brilliant, moving, wise, Autistic, handsome, fun n funny, deep "n"
    beautifully Queer...... loving you muchly...................................LI

  • Bryony Anderson
    Bryony Anderson 23 days ago

    Brilliant. So articulate. X

  • Marsh Wetland
    Marsh Wetland 23 days ago

    Damn, we're twins.

  • Beth Downey Sawatzky
    Beth Downey Sawatzky 24 days ago +66

    "Because thinking is how I grieve." God I needed that.

  • 9avedon
    9avedon 24 days ago +1

    Feminist like this have tried to destroy comedy.
    Men , these are the women to avoid.

    • J G
      J G 3 days ago

      Unless you catch them flirting with your girl at a bus stop then give her a dose of equality

  • Static Kaeder
    Static Kaeder 24 days ago +1

    As another spectrum lesbian, I Love This. I understand Exactly what she's talking about. The stage is an amazingly safe place. And I'm not going to elaborate on that, since I have nothing prepared to say beyond that. I'm just really happy to watch/listen to this.

  • Mysti
    Mysti 24 days ago

    I love her so fucking much. Amazing and inspiring talk.

  • Joy Marcus
    Joy Marcus 24 days ago +4

    I discoved you on Netflix with Nanette and was deeply moved and delighted. I then watched all your work on RUclip. You are beautiful, brilliant, and powerfully funny.

  • Lea Seidman
    Lea Seidman 25 days ago

    All of this, every bit.

  • Quantum X RisK
    Quantum X RisK 25 days ago

    Just heard Hanna on complaining that people don't think she's funny. She said the problem with jokes is that they are suppost to make people laugh. I didn't laugh at all. I guess I'm suppost to hate the game not the player.

    • J G
      J G 3 days ago

      She makes no sense. Just changes weekly or monthly depending on how popular she is. Now she is Autistic to add another layer of protection and forced acceptance when nobody wants her

  • bombygriz
    bombygriz 25 days ago

    Autistic bi with PTSD here too. I don’t think I’ve ever had a ‘role model’ in my life until Hannah. I struggle with deep depression and social withdrawal but I really aspire to be and to do more thanks to you.

    • J G
      J G 3 days ago

      Nobody cares. More labels dont add more importance. She certainly doesnt care for her fans worshipping her fake made up nonsense

  • Laura Ayo
    Laura Ayo 25 days ago

    I love you, Hannah! You are an amazing human being and a marvellous artist: your words never fail to touch the deepest chords of our souls. Thank you so much for being you and for sharing your beautiful self with us. ❤

  • Judith Blades
    Judith Blades 25 days ago

    thanks Hannah, another highly intelligent woman here on the spectrum, found out when I was 63

  • K Wilson
    K Wilson 26 days ago

    Oh my god thank you

  • muellerphyllis
    muellerphyllis 26 days ago

    I appreciate Hannah so much. Thank you for your sweetness and strength!

  • Jo Homan
    Jo Homan 26 days ago

    Marry me!

  • Anja Skovly Freberg
    Anja Skovly Freberg 26 days ago +4

    Hannah Gadsby is my spirit animal.

  • Michelle Murray
    Michelle Murray 26 days ago

    Hannah, thank you for making a connection with us (your audience). You are an amazing person with an incredible mind. Embodied in you is hope for humans.

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    Sarah Bennett 26 days ago


  • Kate Taylor
    Kate Taylor 26 days ago +3

    The most self pitying, self absorbed "poor me", professional victim I have ever seen.

  • Hayley Stoddard
    Hayley Stoddard 26 days ago

    "Flaccid be thy hammer!"
    Absolutely legendary

    • J G
      J G 3 days ago

      Theres no way anything near her will be anything but flaccid. She is horrid

  • Elizabeth Garcia
    Elizabeth Garcia 27 days ago

    Amazing woman and performance.