Who is Hannah Gadsby? The Comedian is Now Married!

Who is Hannah Gadsby? The Comedian is Now Married!

Comedian Hannah Gadsby is married now! 

She let the world in on her new marital status on Instagram on Wednesday with a picture of her and her wife, Jenney Shamash, as she gushed about the news in the caption.

She wrote, “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 votes for marriage equality. #married #really? #yeahtotally”


Who is Jenney Shamash?

Jenney seems to be very low-key as there is not much information available about her. The most we know about her is that she is a producer, which was revealed by Hannah. 

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According to Daily Mail UK, Jenney was one of the producers of Hannah’s comedy special, ‘Douglas’ - this was the follow-up to her Netflix hit ‘Nanette.’

It was in Douglas when Hannah talked about her autism, to reach more people and make them understand that neurodiversity was a normal variation of the human condition. 

Hannah Gadsby Career

Hannah’s start to her comedian career goes back to 2006 when she entered Raw Comedy, while on a visit to her sister in Adelaide. She won the national prize there and went to the ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ competition, getting the second prize. That was how she started doing stand-up shows at festivals in Australia.

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Hannah created the stand-up show, Nanette, responding to the public debate that happened in Australia before the law was passed to allow same-sex marriage. This was how the film version of Nanette was released on Netflix in 2018, bringing a new range of audiences to Hannah’s world.

In Nanette, Hannah talks about topics including homophobia, sexism, xenophobia, and gendered violence, among many other sensitive issues. Hannah starts the show with jokes about the difficulties she faced while growing up as a queer woman in a conservative society. 

Nanette is no doubt a comedy, but Hannah has insisted the audience come to terms with the dark truth rounding trauma and assault. In the show, the comedian also publicized that she would be quitting comedy as it was exhausting to perform. 

It was in March 2019 when Hannah gave a preview to her new show, ‘Douglas,’ in Adelaide. After that, she toured the US and Australia, where she sold out several of her shows in advance.

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Those shows were a look at her new personal revelations aiming to birth something “bigger than comedy” as per a reviewer. Hannah made it clear that she didn’t care what people called the show, calling out men who complained that Nanette was “not comedy but a lecture.”

Facts About Hannah Gadsby

  • Hannah Gadsby was born on January 12, 1978, under the zodiac sign of Capricorn.
  • For her education, Hannah attended the Australian National University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Art History and Curatorship in 2003.
  • Hannah was diagnosed with ADHD and autism in 2017.
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