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, and which went on to be sold to twelve 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 O Brien, and is currently touring Ireland with The Prosecco Express.
Joanne 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 is due to perform at the Melbourne Comedy Festival this year for the first time.
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 Seven O’Clock Show (TV3) 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.