Urzila Carlson misses out on LGBTQI+ listing on Netflix, gets special shout out instead

Urzila Carlson misses out on LGBTQI+ listing on Netflix, gets special shout out instead
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Urzila Carlson, the pride of New Zealand comedy, had an awkward run in with streaming giant Netflix on Wednesday.

The company tweeted out a picture of it's queer content - but Ms Carlson was nowhere to be seen. 

The comedy queen told Newshub she was only put out for a moment by the snub when friends and followers began tagging her in the post.

"I was like..f**k where's my mention?"

But, she proved that nothing gets solved unless you speak up. 


She retweeted the post, adding "Uhhhhh yo Netflix I'm gayAF where am I?"

Her comment earned her an individualised shout-out from Netflix, who replied: "Everyone should watch Urzila's excellent Comedians of the World special. It's great af". 

And it is - Ms Carlson says although Netflix doesn't release the numbers of shows, she knows it's doing well.

"I'm getting emails from Sweden and the UK and the US and heaps of people are watching it all over the world," she said.

Aside from her streaming success, Ms Carlson is selling out tours all over the place.  

"I'm about to tour Australia, and I'm playing the Sydney Opera House, and I've sold out two shows," she said

"So I opened another one, and that's half way sold already."

But it's not all about big crowds - she tried out some new material to a boutique audience of seven people at Revelry last weekend.

"Afterwards we all stayed and had a gin and tonic and I was just chatting, and that's part of the beauty to me, you just meet people," she says. 

"It doesn't need to be massive as long as it's good, I'm happy."

Ms Carlson will be taking her comedy tour around the country in May and July, you can find tickets here



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