Hannah Gadsby brings her Dogmatic comedy to Lismore
THE interview with comedian Hannah Gadsby has just started and the comedy is already on, she has just realised she has been locked out of her hotel room.
"I'm in Adelaide, and I'm just locked out of my hotel room," she said.
"I just did a breakfast radio interview, it's not a walk of shame... I'm really not rock'n'roll, am I?," she laughs.
"We can still chat but I will be asking for a new key at some point. This happens too often.
Hannah Gadsby walks back to her room and settles in for our chat about Dogmatic, the show she's bringing to Lismore next week as part of Norpa's Lismore Laughs.
"Dogmatic is basically my attempt to do a pop musical equivalent of a comedy show," she explained.
"I can't sing or dance, but there are some costume changes, there are short stories and I de-construct Taylor Swift."
We asked if the comedian is obsessed with American pop star Taylor Swift, in order to create a comedy show around her.
"Yes! We'll say it's an obsession. I've got in a Taylor Swift vortex. That's where it went. There is videos of my dog in the show. Taylor Swift has cats on stage but I'm allergic to cats, so I talk about my dog Douglas in the show.
"I felt the idea behind a comedy shows is for people to feel good, so I included every element I thought would make people feel good in this show".
Unfortunately, Hannah Gadsby's dog Douglas will not be joining her on stage in Lismore.
"He's a puppy, he's only a year old, and he's annoying! I'm still training him, I really wanted to bring him on tour but he's a handful. Love him, but bloody annoying!" she said.
Douglas seems to have a predisposition for chewing socks, according to the comedian.
"It's kind of gross," she commented.
Hannah Gadsby became a professional comedian in 2008, and remains a well-loved entertainer.
'I think it's because I talk slowly," she jokes.
How un-Australian of her.
"I offer a bit of quiet time, I guess. I also have what they call 'funny bones' and it's not a deliberate crafted thing," she said.
- Hannah Gadsby's show Dogmatic on Friday, March 18, 7.30pm. $42.
- The Listies Make you LOL! (comedy for kids) on Saturday, March 11, 11am. $30.
- Nazeem Hussain's Legally Brown on Saturday, March 19, 7.30pm. $35.
All shows at the Lismore City Hall. For bookings visit www.norpa.org.au.