Tasmania's biggest comedic export is coming home and she's bringing a brand new show with her.
Born and raised at Smithton, Hannah Gadsby had been working in comedy for 10 years when a Netflix comedy special changed the trajectory of her career.
In the midst of the Me Too movement in 2018, the timing of Nanette - with its themes of sexism, homophobia and violence - had global resonance.
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For Gadsby, Nanette had intended to be a reclamation of her voice and of her core audience - something she felt had been softened along the way.
"I wrote it as a show that was going to be an antagonist, not a protagonist. It was supposed to push my audience away cause I didn't know who my audiences were [anymore]," she said.
"And I was beginning to think that I had watered down my voice, so I just decided to say what I really think."
That decision turned out to be the right thing she said, describing the fervour as a humbling experience.
"Because it was really my intention to alienate the edges of my core audience, but it did quite the opposite."
Since Nanette, Gadsby successfully circumnavigated the 'sophomore slump' with her show Douglas - also released on Netflix.
While her two previous works have been unapologetic in their candour, her new show is set to provide audiences with some light relief after the past 18 months.
"Body of Work is a hug," Gadsby said.
"I just think we've all been through the ringer. I don't think agitation is what people want, we all need a little escape."
Gadsby said that despite the more light-hearted nature of the show, it would still feature her quintessential style.
"I still have points of view that will ruffle some feathers but they're all wrapped up in really fun stories," she said.
"The nice thing about Tasmania is that it's come a long way without going very far- I think that means it's got character."
Amongst the local material, Launceston fans are advised to keep an ear out for mention of our very own Swiss village.
"I'm going to be bringing Grindelwald to the world," she said.
Body of Work is in Launceston from August 15-17 at Theatre North.