Tasmania’s ownHannah Gadsbystopped stand-up comedy in its tracks with her multi award winning show,Nanette, which played to sold out houses in Australia, the UK and New York. Its launch on Netflix, and subsequent Emmy win, tookNanette(and Hannah) to the world.Hannah’s difficult second album (which was also her eleventh solo show) was namedDouglasafter her dog. Hannah walkedDouglasaround the world, selling out the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Opera House in Sydney and the Kennedy Center in DC, a sit down run in New York and shows across the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Douglaswas an Emmy nominated smash hit, moving beyond the trauma at the centre ofNanetteand instead letting the world see the view from Hannah’s brain – one that sees the world differently but with breathtaking clarity. The show covered Hannah’s autism diagnosis, cleared up some confusion regarding a penguin, lectured some great masters, and saw the patriarchy needled with various levels of vigour.Douglasis available throughout the world on Netflix, recorded in Los Angeles.Hannah has done plenty of other things over the course of more than a decade in comedy, but that will do for now.
Lisa Renee Pittsis an actress with many credits to her name. Her off-Broadway and Regional Theater credits include The Father (Pasadena Playhouse) starring Alfred Molina,Tiny Beautiful ThingsandDoubt(Portland Center Stage / Critics Circle Award)A Raisin in the Sun(Virginia Stage Company / NAACP Theater Award Nominee),Intimate Apparel(San Diego Rep / Critics Circle Award),and more. On Broadway she appeared in the Tony nominated playSweatby Lynn Nottage. On film and television she’s taken on roles and projects like Dr. Dre’s mother, Verna, inStraight Outta Compton(Dir. F. Gary Gray) True to the Game 1 & 2(Dirs. Preston Whitmore & Jamal Hill); Baselines (Dir Nate Parker)XX(Dir. Karyn Kusama); andHer(Dir. Spike Jones). And up next, Lisa will appear in Stephen King's "The Stand" based on his best selling novel starring Whoopi Goldberg.As a multi-award winning narrator Lisa has narrated well over 100 audiobooks spanning all genres. Lisa holds aBFAdegree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.LisaReneePitts.com"victory"
Keisha Zollaris a writer-actress-comedienne who is a writer onSketchy Times with Lilly Singh. She's previously been staffed as the Writing Supervisor atBusy Tonightand as a writer onThe Opposition with Jordan Klepperon Comedy Central. In addition, her comedy group Astronomy Club had a sketch show on Netflix and a digital series with Comedy Central (Vulture Best New Comedy Series 2018). As an actor Keisha has been seen on Netflix’sOrange is the New Black, Comedy Central,Nightcap,Middle of the Night,The Today Show, CollegeHumor, TVLand, FunnyorDie,IAF.tv, AboveAverage, MSNBC, MTV, and UCBComedy. As an actress, Keisha played the role of Sarah inBelieve Her,a short about the moments after sexual assault. She has been featured by Glamour magazine, Fast Company, Paste magazine, etc, and has written for Bitch Flicks, FemSplain, and more.
Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf
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