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Joana Joy: Vibeologist. Socially Conscious Comedian: Standing Still.

Part of The Little Tairāwhiti Comedy Fest 2023

STANDING STILL is a brand-new stand up comedy show by seasoned comic, ex-professional 'dancer dancer' and cabaret dynamo Joana Joy (Banana Jolie). Having sold out in Raglan and thrilled audiences in a random tent in Hunterville, she is excited to bring it to Tairāwhiti!

In a desperate move to 'do less' and 'be more', JJs latest comedy show, featuring Muay Thai demonstrations, jazz hands and a classic 'throw down', will see her stand (mostly) still, she hopes. Witty, vibrant and chortle inducing comedy that shines light on the human experience, from a socially conscious comedian.

Drawing upon her experiences as a psychology and philosophy graduate, Joana's material ranges from bits about being a mature age student, the history of dust, idioms rewritten, how to not smoke and have clean habits, meditation, tidying up, therapy and sibling dynamics.

Having done shows in Wellington, Whanganui, Foxton Beach, Auckland, Adelaide and Melbourne, standing still may prove to be quite the challenge for this comedic star on the rise. She is very excited to bring this show in all it's rawness and newness, plus insights from her colossal summer tour to the East Coast.

"she's that good a comic"- Adelaide Advertiser

"hits the spot and makes you giggle at the cheeky bruise left behind"- Theatrepress

Evolution Theatre75 Disraeli Street, Gisborne
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