Hannah Gadsby Doesn’t Plan On Initiating Conversation With Beyoncé


>>Stephen: HEY, EVERYBODY! WELCOME BACK! LADIES”s GENTLEMEN,
MY NEXT GUEST WAS JUST NOMINATED FOR TWO EMMYS FOR HER POWERFUL
NETFLIX SPECIAL “NANETTE.” SHE’S NOW PERFORMING A NEW SHOW
CALLED “DOUGLAS” IN NEW YORK. PLEASE WELCOME, HANNAH GADBSY! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING ) HELLO.>>HELLO.>>Stephen: NICE TO HAVE YOU
ON.>>ETH LOVELY TO BE HERE AT THEz
( LAUGHTER )>>Stephen: WE’LL SEE HOW THE
NEXT FEW MINUTES –>>I’VE GOT SOME TIME.>>Stephen: EXACTLY. CONGRATULATION ON YOUR TWO EMMY
NOMINATIONS.>>THANK YOU
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: HAD YOU BEEN
NOMINATED BEFORE?>>NO, I’M NOT FROM AROUND HERE.>>Stephen: HAVE YOU BEEN
NOMINATED FOR ANYTHING?>>I WON A CREATIVE WRITING
AWARD IN GRADE THREE.>>Stephen: THAT’S NOT EASY. IT IS WHERE I’M FROM.>>Stephen: YEAH. AND I UNDERSTAND YOU’RE
NOMINATED IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS BEYONCE.>>YEAH, BUT I EXPECT JON OLIVER
WILL WIN.>>Stephen: YEAH, HE JUST
WEEPS. HE JUST WEEPS.>>I MEAN, AM I IN THE SAME
CATEGORY AS BEYONCE?>>Stephen: YEAH, TECHNICALLY,
YOU ARE. HAVE YOU EVER MET HER BEFORE?>>NO. NO.>>Stephen: ARE YOU LOOKING
FORWARD? BECAUSE SHE MIGHT BE THERE. YOU MIGHT GET A CHANCE TO MEET
HER. ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT?>>WELL, YEAH, I PROBABLY WON’T
INITIATE. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: YOU’RE HOPING éñ SHE COMES OVER TO YOU.>>WE’LL LEAVE IT UP TO BEYONCE,
I THINK THAT’S THE ONLY APPROPRIATE THING.>>Stephen: BELATED
CONGRATULATIONS ON “NANETTE.”>>YES.>>Stephen: YOU’RE VERY
FAMOUS, YOU’RE VERY CALIBRATED.>>YES.>>Stephen: ARE YOU ENJOYING
THAT ASPECT?>>IT’S NEW. A LOT OF IT’S NEW. LIKE, I DIDN’T EXPECT TO GET
FAME OUT OF “NANETTE” FLICKS, AS I LIKE TO CALL IT. CUT OUT THE MIDDLE MAN, YOU
KNOW.>>Stephen: EXACTLY. BUT HERE IT IS, MY LIFE HAS
CHANGED QUITE A LOT.>>Stephen: YOU DESCRIBED IT
AS A GOODBYE STANDUP.>>YEAH, YOU DON’T WRITE A SHOW
LIKE THAT AND GO, OOOH, THIS IS GOING TO BE POPULAR. ( LAUGHTER )
LIKE I DID NOT READ THE ROOM. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: EVIDENTLY YOU DID, THOUGH. PEOPLE WERE DESPERATE FOR
SOMEBODY TO — OR RATHER THEY RESPONDED TO SOMEONE BEING
HONEST AND BEING VULNERABLE AND SHARING THEIR EXPERIENCE.>>IT WORKS. I WASlp RETREATING. BEYONCE AND I ARE GOING TO BE
B.F.F.s. THIS IS HOW IT WORKS.>>Stephen: THE MORE YOU PULL
AWAY THE MORE SHE COMES TOWARD YOU. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT. I’LL BE OUT THERE AND WATCH FROM
A DISTANCE.>>YEAH, KEEP A DISTANCE.>>Stephen: I WILL, FROM LIKE
A DUCK BLIND OR SOMETHING, I’LL BE WATCHING YOU.>>THAT DOESN’T SOUND CREEPY AT
ALL. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: PEOPLE, AS I SAID, RESPONDED TO YOU BEING WILLING
TO SHARE YOUR OWN INTIMATE EXPERIENCES, YOUR FEELINGS, THE
TRAUMA THAT YOU HAD SUFFERED IN YOUR LIFE, AND YOU DON’T — YOU
KNOW, ABOUT THANKFULWAY THROUGH “NANETTE,” YOU LOSE THE SENSE,
THE NEED I HAVE TO PROVIDE YOU A PUNCHLINE BEHIND EVERYTHING I’M
SAYING. I WANT TO KNOW, AS A
PROFESSIONAL COMEDIENNE, WERE YOU FIGHTING AN INSTINCT TO TELL
THE PUNCHLINE IN CREATING IT, OR WERE YOU POSSIBLY FIGHTING THE
INSTINCT NOT TO TELL A PUNCHLINE? WHICH WAS HARDER, NOT TELLING
THE PUNCHLINE OR TELLING THE PUNCHLINE.>>I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU’VE
JUST ASKED. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: YEAH, I’M WONDERING WHETHER YOU HAD A
STRONG INSTINCT TO GO, LIKE, OH, I WANT TO TELL A JOKE HERE BUT
I’M NOT GOING TO BECAUSE I WANT TO TRY SOMETHING NEW.>>THAT ONE. THAT’S NOT COMPLICATED.>>Stephen: THAT WAS YOUR
INSTINCT.>>YEAH. IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT THE
STAND ON STAGE IN FRONT OF A LIVE AUDIENCE AND HAVE TENSION
IN THE AIR. WHEN YOU’VE GOT TENSION, IT’S
REALLY EASY TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH. AND NOT, ‘EM WASTING A REAL
WICKED HERE. IT’S A CRICKET TERM, THAT ONE.>>Stephen: YOU LOST ME THERE. I NEED TO CORRECT MY INFERIOR
DIALECT.>>Stephen: CRICKET, THAT’S
THE BASEBALL GAME THAT GOES ON FOR THREE DAYS.>>YEAH, WHO KNEW YOU COULD MAKE
BASEBALL MORE BORING, BUT YOU CAN. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: YOU REALLY CAN. YEAH.>>Stephen: WELL, NOW YOU HAVE
A SHOW CALLED “DOUGLAS.”>>CORRECT.>>Stephen: “DOUGLAS.” THERE ARE PUNCH LICENSE IN THIS
ONE?>>IT’S HARD TO SAY WHEN I MEAN
IT, BUT PEOPLE ARE LAUGHING. ( LAUGHTER )
WHICH I’M PLEASED ABOUT. YEAH, IT’S KIND OF INTERESTING
FOR SOMEONE TO — I’M TALKING ABOUT MYSELF — IT’S INTERESTING
TO ME THAT, YOU KNOW — ( LAUGHTER )
I’M GOOD AT WORDS. IT’S MY JOB.>>Stephen: YES. IN MY SHOW, I TALK ABOUT
HAVING AUTISM, AND I DO DO SOME ANTI-VAX MATERIAL, WHICH IS
DANGEROUS, BUT, SO, I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE WHO DON’T WANT TO
VACCINATE THEIR CHILDREN, THAT INSTEAD OF HAVING CHILDREN, THEY
SHOULD PERHAPS GET A PET ROCK. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
AND, SO, I HAVE BEEN MAKING PET ROCKS TO SELL AS MERCHANDISE. ( LAUGHTER )
TO SELL AS MERCHANDISE AT OVERINFLATED PRICES BECAUSE I’VE
MADE THEM, I’VE SIGNED THEM AND —
>>Stephen: WHAT IS IT? LET ME DO MY SHPEEL. I’M NOT A FLEXIBLE THINKER. ( LAUGHTER )
ANYWAY, SO –>>Stephen: YOU SIGNED THEM. I SIGNED THEM. I’M NOW MATCHING THEM TO PEOPLE. SO THIS ONE’SQ/ IS CHLOE, THE ME
( LAUGHTER ) SO THIS ONE’SQ/ IS CHLOE, THE ME
( LAUGHTER ) SO I’M SELLING THEM FOR A
CHARITY FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS WITH AUTISM, NONBINARY FOLK AND
ANYONE IN A MARGINALIZED GENDER, WHICH PRETTY MUCH MEANS EVERYONE
EXCEPT YOU, STEPHEN. ( LAUGHTER )
OH, THAT’S RAFAEL. RAFAEL WITH SIDE EYE. ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE )>>THANK YOU. SO I TAKE 100 FOR EACH, I THINK. YOU KNOW, THE MATERIALS DIDN’T
COST MUCH. I DON’T THINK YOU CAN AFFORD ME.>>Stephen: I’LL TAKE —
WHICH ONE WOULD YOU LIKE?>>Stephen: I’D LIKE RAFAEL,
IF YOU LIKE.>>WOULD YOU JUST?>>Stephen: YES. CLASSIC. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: I FEEL CRITICIZED. OH, DO YOU?>>Stephen: YES. OH, SEE, THAT’S TONE. I HAVE ISSUE WITH TONE. ( LAUGHTER )
I MEANT WARMTH. MY VOICE SAID COLD. ( LAUGHTER )
DELIGHTFUL TO MEET YOU. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>STEPHEN: “DOUGLAS” IS AT THE
DARYL ROTH THEATER UNTIL SEPTEMBER 7. HANNAH GADSBY, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH
COMEDIAN SHANE TORRES.

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