Joanna Neary is an accomplished performer with considerable experience in television comedy. She has starred inThat Mitchell and Webb Look(BBC Two) and appears as Judith inIdeal(BBC Three) with Johnny Vegas. She recently filmedGamarjobat, a pilot for Babycow, and the third series ofSkins(Channel 4/E4). Further credits includeTime Trumpet(BBC2)Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show(ITV2),Angelo’s(Five)Comedy CutsII and III andNo Heroics(ITV2).
Joanna has been writing and performing character comedy for several years, starting in Brighton at venues such as the Komedia. She took her debut solo showJoanna Neary is Not Feeling Herselfto the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004, where she received rave reviews, aPerrier Best Newcomer nominationand wonFringe Report’s Award for Best Actor - Theatrical Comedy. During her subsequent UK tour Joanna also won theBest Actress awardat the 2005Brighton Festival. She has returned to the Fringe each year, and 2008 saw her premiering her solo show,Joanna Neary’s Magic Hole.
“Thank heavens for Joanna Neary whose skewed clowning is gloriously different…sublimely funny”-Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard
“Hilarious dexterity…an astute and important show. Neary is the real thing”-The Stage
“One strong comic character after another… like a one-woman fast show…Definitely one to watch.”-Brian Logan, The Guardian
“Highly original monologues and songs”-The Guardian