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 all under her belt. Now firmly on the UK comedy circuit, she's enjoyed sell out Edinburgh runs with her stand up shows Wine Tamer and The Prosecco Express. She toured Ireland with both shows, and sold out her Soho Theatre run.
Joanne created, wrote, and presented the funny and insightful documentary Baby Hater, which was broadcast in Ireland for TV3, and has been sold to 12 countries. Her first one woman show, Bite Me - a 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'.
Joanne has numerous TV credits include co-hosting RTÉ 2's flagship comedy show Republic of Telly, and appearing on The Blame Game (BBC NI), Women on The Verge (UKTV), The Late Late Show (RTÉ One), and The Tommy Tiernan Chat Show (RTÉ One). 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 the online series Comedians Solve World Problems (Comedy Central).
GLEEBAG AT VICAR STREET
Joanne is performing her debut solo headline show Gleebag at Dublin’s comedy mecca, Vicar Street, on Friday 26th April 2019.
Ireland’s comedy sweetheart (self-titled) will perform her first ever Vicar Street headline gig. She has supported other comedians in Vicar Street before because she’s generous with her time and they needed her, but this will be the first time she can clean out the fridge in the green room without the staff asking her questions about where she’s taking it all, and that’s exciting.
Joanne is feeling powerful and she hopes Vogue Williams and Amy Huberman are sh*tting themselves because she’s coming for their emerald crowns, and if she can’t take them fairly, she will joust them right off their immaculately groomed heads.
Tickets priced €22 and are available here or through Ticketmaster and the usual outlets nationwide.
Glee Bag is going on a world tour! (To three more counties around Ireland.)
Joanne will perform her new stand up show in Dolan’s in Limerick, The Glór Theatre, Ennis and The Spirit Store, Dundalk In January 2018. Tickets available here on the website or from the venues.
Joanne is off to the Adelaide Fringe in February 2019! With two Edinburgh Fringes under her belt, she felt it was time to spread her Fringe and head Austral.