If Netflix is an “amoral algorithm cult,” then Hannah Gadsby is their newest member.
The 44-year-old funny woman has signed a multi-title-deal with the streamer — a mere 12 months after she slammed it and co-CEO Ted Sarandos for name-dropping her in an internal memo to Netflix employees concerning the controversial Dave Chappelle special.
Gadsby’s latest deal includes her own hour-long comedy special in addition to a multi-comic special, in accordance with Deadline. She can even host and produce the multi-comic special, which is anticipated to feature international jokesters.
Her latest special will probably be recorded on the Sydney Opera House in Australia this week during her stop down under for her “Body of Work” world tour. The material draws on romance and her recent marriage to producer Jenney Shamash.
The special is slated to premiere in 2023.
Gadsby on the FYSEE Hannah Gadsby conversation and reception at Los Angeles’ Raleigh Studios in 2019.Getty Images for Netflix
Nevertheless, Gadsby didn’t want anything to do with Netflix last 12 months when she was roped into the controversy around Chappelle’s special, “The Closer,” which included a joke that some fans and Netflix employees found transphobic.
“Hey Ted Sarandos! Just a fast note to let you understand that I would favor if you happen to didn’t drag my name into your mess,” she wrote on Instagram, addressing the chief. “Now I actually have to cope with much more of the hate and anger that Dave Chappelle’s fans wish to unleash on me each time Dave gets 20 million dollars to process his emotionally stunted partial world view.”
“You didn’t pay me nearly enough to cope with the true world consequences of the hate speech dog whistling you refuse to acknowledge, Ted,” Gadsby alleged.
“F- -k you and your amoral algorithm cult… I do s- -ts with more back bone than you. That’s only a joke! I definitely didn’t cross a line because you simply told the world there isn’t one,” she concluded.
Gadsby’s latest Netflix comedy special is anticipated to premiere next 12 months. Getty Images for Netflix
But in an announcement given to Deadline, Gadsby addressed the “notoriously transphobic industry,” but said that the multi-comic special, which will probably be recorded in London next 12 months, will aim to amplify unheard voices.
“In an effort to further open a door that I needed to fight to get through myself, I’ll curate and host a line-up show on Netflix featuring six latest, gender-diverse comedians,” she pledged, in accordance with the outlet. “In a notoriously transphobic industry, I’m trying to broaden the scope of opportunities for genderqueer performers from across the globe, in addition to expand the variety of offerings to audiences on considered one of comedy’s biggest platforms.”
“Coupled with a mentorship initiative for these up-and-coming comics, this system goals to foster the skilled development of a demographic that remains to be struggling to have their voices heard,” Gadsby ended.