Described by the Sunday Times as a ‘truly gifted stand-up’, Joanne has been taking Ireland’s comedy scene by storm with sell out tours, hilarious chat show appearances, newspaper articles and a hit documentary Baby Hater which Joanne created, wrote and presented, the documentary went on to be sold to 12 countries. Her first one woman show Bite Me, a stand up show about Eating Disorders was nominated for multiple awards including Best Performer, Best Production and a First Fortnight award at the Dublin Fringe in 2016, Joanne performed Bite Me at the Vault Festival in 2019 where Lyn Gardner described her as ‘hilarious and brutal’.
She’s gone on to enjoy sell out Edinburgh runs with her shows Wine Tamer and The Prosecco Express, recently performed in the 3Arena in Dublin, alongside John Bishop, Michael McIntrye and Dara Ó Briain, and is currently touring Ireland with The Prosecco Express. She did her first Vicar Street show in 2019 which sold out so fast that this year she will do two, on April 24th & 25th.
She recently shifted her focus internationally and is already making waves on the UK comedy scene with a sold out Soho Theatre run under her belt, a regular contribution slot on the Sarah Brett show on BBC Five Live, and she’s due to perform at the Melbourne Comedy Festival this year for the first time and has been a repeat panelist on the show The Blame Game on BBC NI.
The ‘Joyously nuts’ – The Irish Examiner, Joanne will return to Edinburgh this year with her new show Basic Bitch Instinct.
Joanne developed and presented the funny and insightful documentary Baby Hater for TV3 and she was co-host on RTÉ 2’s flagship comedy show Republic of Telly. Her slew of other TV credits also include: The Blame Game (BBC NI), Women on The Verge (UKTV), The Late Late Show (RTÉ One), The Tommy Tiernan Chat Show (RTÉ One), The Tonight Show (TV3), The Six O’Clock Show (Virgin Media) and The Commute (RTÉ). Her radio credits include BBC Radio 4’s A Good Read, BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sarah Brett Show and a regular slot on 2FM’s Mack the Week. You can also catch her on the hit BBC podcast hosted by Russell Kane, Evil Genius and Emma Gannon’s podcast CTRL, ALT, DELETE.
‘Next Stop, Netflix’ The Irish Daily Star
‘she plays on real comedic talent, by the end of her set, the audience is whooping with applause.’ **** Ed Fest Mag
‘hugely likeable presence on stage as she delivers her high-octane set.’ **** The Arts Desk
‘one of the most exciting things to happen to Irish comedy in years’ The Irish Times
‘Joyously nuts’ The Irish Examiner