AUSTRALIAN comedian Hannah Gadsby has just become the hero of the 2018 Emmy Awards and it only took her approximately 60 seconds to do so.
The 40-year-old took to the stage to present the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in Los Angeles on Tuesday and pretty much stole the whole show with her hilarious jokes.
Gadsby, who is the star of Netflix’s stand-up comedy special Nanette, began her speech by saying: “Here’s a surprise…”
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“For somebody like me, a nobody from nowhere, gets this sweet gig, free suit, new boots, just because I don’t like men.
“That’s a joke, of course. Just jokes fellas calm down. #notallmen but a lot of them.
“It is just jokes but what are jokes these days? We don’t know. Nobody knows what jokes are, especially not men. Am I right fellas? That’s why I’m presenting alone.”
The Tassie-born comedy star then presented the award to Stephen Daldry From The Crown, however he wasn’t at the ceremony to accept the gong, with Gadsby saying it was “probably because of me”.
“So I think I’ll just leave now… she says. “Well done him.”
Here’s Hannah Gadsby’s whole great bit. Though the world is garbage, we must take joy when we find it! pic.twitter.com/Aogu7xKTeQ
— BuzzFeed Arts & Entertainment (@BuzzFeedEnt) September 18, 2018
Social media instantly lit up following Gadsby’s Emmys stint, with dozens of people calling for her to host next year’s Awards ceremony.
I don’t know who Hannah Gadsby is, but can she host next year? #Emmys
— Korynn (@Korynn_W) September 18, 2018
Hannah Gadsby was just funnier in 20 seconds than Che been all night
— Brittani Nichols (@BisHilarious) September 18, 2018
Hannah Gadsby was on the stage for 45 seconds and that segment was better than anything from these hosts. #Emmys
— Lily Herman (@lkherman) September 18, 2018
Move to restart this telecast with Hannah Gadsby hosting? #Emmys
— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) September 18, 2018
Hannah Gadsby looks perfectly at home on the emmy stage, if you ask me.
— Netflix US (@netflix) September 18, 2018
🗣 WHERE’S HANNAH GADSBY’S EMMY FOR EXISTING
— Julie Kosin (@juliekosin) September 18, 2018
— Magda Szubanski (@MagdaSzubanski) September 18, 2018
I’ll admit I didn’t know who Hannah Gadsby was before she came out to present at #EmmyAwards2018 but I will definitely be searching for any of her standup specials now. That was a really funny minute of television.
— Gannon (@gannon_ncsu) September 18, 2018
— Dave Hughes (@DHughesy) September 18, 2018
I had no idea who Hannah Gadsby was until the #Emmys and now I’m watching “Nanette” and alternating between laughing to tears and nodding and tearing up. So glad for that single minute of TV tonight!
— Hannah Wanebo (@hannahwanebo) September 18, 2018
.@Hannahgadsby should host the Oscars.
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) September 18, 2018
The emmys were really boring but Hannah Gadsby was great
— Erica (@ericasbrain) September 18, 2018