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Joanna Ghastly

Jo GHASTLY

One of the South Island's finest is coming to Auckland for the HA! festival.

Jo Ghastly is an actor, improviser and comedian.  Previous career highlights include being a Canterbury 3ZB cheerleader last century and being typecast on stage and screen as everyone’s bitchy mother.  Comedy provides welcome relief from perimenopausal mood swings and the tortures of parenting teenagers. 

Jo placed third in the 2018 South Island RAW standup comedy competition and was 2018 champion at Comedy Roast Battles in Dunedin and Christchurch.  Jo has produced comedy shows for Impulse Theatre and Peppered Unicorn for Fringe Festivals.

Jo’s recent acting role’s include the feature film “The Stolen” and TVs “The Adam and Eve Show” and regular stage performances with Impulse Theatre, Playspace Theatre and No Productions.

“I wish you were my mother” – most comedy gig MCs

“I wish you weren’t my mother”- Jo’s kids

“Beautifully assured on stage, - quick thinking, lively and courageous improviser”- Terry MacTavish Dunedin Fringe 2018

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