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What Hannah Gadsby Wants People to Learn About Autism in 'Douglas'

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What happened: In a new interview with Vogue Australia, comedian Hannah Gadsby shared what she hopes people learn about autism from her new Netflix special, “Douglas.” “Douglas” is Gadsby’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed special “Nanette,” in which she laid bare the trauma behind her jokes.

In “Douglas,” Gadsby returns to a more traditional stand-up format, but this time, it’s about providing a window into how autistic people think.

The show’s not just that I have autism, it’s that the whole show is constructed to express an autistic way of thinking — I’m not sure autistic is the right word, you know, a neurodiverse way of thinking. — Hannah Gadsby The frontlines: Gadsby previously revealed she was diagnosed with autism as an adult.

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