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Kiss Me Quick I'm Full of Jubes:

Hannah Gadsby puckers up for the NZ International Comedy Festival

After a stellar performance at last year's Comedy Christmas Gala (later screened on TV2), comedienne Hannah Gadsby returns to Auckland for the 2009 New Zealand International Comedy Festival. 

Winner of the 2006 Australian Raw Comedy final and runner-up at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival's So you think you're funny?, rising star Hannah's latest show Kiss me Quick I'm full of Jubes tells the "deliciously awkward" (The Age) tale of growing up as the prolifically accident prone daughter of a mother who suffers from a pathological fear of doctors.

"As the youngest of five I am not all together sure that Mum knows exactly who I am.  She was looking at a photo of me recently and said: My word, you look like someone I know."

At her new show's first outing at this year's Adelaide Fringe Festival, Hannah received a four and a half out of five star rating for her "funny - tears-rolling-down-the-cheeks funny" performance "as she ruthlessly mines the personality quirks of herself and her family" (The Advertiser, 13/03/09).

Hannah, a native Tasmanian, is now recognised both at home and abroad for being a highly gifted comedic talent. Her laconic humour and delightful wordplay brings to life to her heart-breakingly funny, self-deprecating observations about her own life and family.

Following her success at Edinburgh, Hannah embarked on her first solo show, Hannah Gadsby is Wrong and Broken, which won the prize for Best Newcomer at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2007.

Since then, Hannah has been a guest performer at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival (2008) and will perform at the Kilkenny and Edinburgh comedy festivals later this year.

She will also be appearing as a guest performer at this year's high profile Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala event in April.

Dates: Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 May
Venue:  Comedy Underground, Wallace Trust Gallery
Time: 8.30pm 
Bookings: or phone 0800 TICKETEK