Comedy Now: The Emmys Were Alright, But Hannah Gadsby Was Wonderful

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09.21.18 6 Comments

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Hannah Gadsby wins the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards telecast

Monday night’s Emmys telecast was okay, though its ratings were ultimately some of the awards show’s worst. Even so, there were a few bright spots in the Lorne Michaels-produced extravaganza, including Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby‘s presentation of the Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series trophy. The comic, whose Netflix special Nanette has become one of the year’s most talked-about concert films, was welcomed by the Emmys crowd and those watching at home, so much that many opined she should host a future ceremony. The whole program is available to stream on Hulu.

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