Image courtesy of Hannah Gadsby

Emmy-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby will produce and host a live stand-up special for Netflix titled Body of Work.

The Australian comedian will record the special during the Sydney leg of her world tour.

The upcoming special will take place at the Sydney Opera House, the same location that her previous Netflix show, Nanette, was filmed.

The 44-year-old took to Twitter to announce the news.

“I am chuffed to announce that Netflix has agreed to work with me on a stand up special that will showcase queer gender voices from around the world,” she said.

“I won’t lie… this made my decision to do a third solo special with them a little easier.”

“So, on that note, I am pretty excited to be filming my new ‘feel-good show’, Body of Work, at the Sydney Opera House…yep…I’m back at the scene of the Nanette ‘crime’. The taping is happening tomorrow night…and Thursday…it’s a Double banger!”


The comic confirmed she has no idea when the show will be released: “The shebang of it all will premiere on Netflix….at some point… in the future, I suppose. It’s hard to say exactly because time is a flower and algorithms are boring.”

According to The Independent, Body of Work will feature six up and coming queer comedians.

The special was curated by Gadbsy with hopes to help break new LGBTQ+ talent into the industry.

In a statement she said: “In an effort to further open a door that I had to fight to get through myself, I will curate and host a line-up show on Netflix featuring six new gender-diverse comedians.”

“In a notoriously transphobic industry, I am looking to broaden the scope of opportunities for genderqueer performers from around the globe, as well as expand the diversity of offerings to audiences on one of comedy’s biggest platforms.

“Coupled with a mentorship initiative for these up-and-coming comics, the programme aims to foster the professional development of a demographic that is still struggling to have their voices heard.”