Joanna Neary is an accomplished performer with considerable experience in television comedy. She has starred in That Mitchell and Webb Look (BBC Two) and appears as Judith in Ideal (BBC Three) with Johnny Vegas. She recently filmed Gamarjobat, a pilot for Babycow, and the third series of Skins(Channel 4/E4). Further credits include Time Trumpet (BBC2) Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show (ITV2),Angelo’s (Five) Comedy Cuts II and III and No 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 show Joanna Neary is Not Feeling Herself to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004, where she received rave reviews, a Perrier Best Newcomer nomination and won Fringe Report’s Award for Best Actor - Theatrical Comedy. During her subsequent UK tour Joanna also won the Best Actress award at 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