JoAnn Schinderle has recently been named Portland's Funniest Person as voted by Portland comedy peers and local industry heads. Also recently noted as one of Portland Mercury's 'Undesputable Geniuses of Comedy', and as a strong finalist in 2017's Portland's Funniest Person's Contest hosted by Helium Comedy Club, JoAnn is creating big waves in her local scene with tides stretching nationwide.
As a working stand-up at Helium Comedy Club- Portland, her humor is relatable, snarky, and has a storytelling style that will make you feel like she’s your best friend letting you in on a secret. Also trained as an improvisor through courses at Second City Training Center and Curious Comedy Theater, JoAnn creates big characters and will “yes and” the shit out of you.
JoAnn has appeared on Laughs TV, VICE, Rooftop Comedy, Fight Stigma Web Series, and is a contributing writer for Laugh Staff. Schinderle is represented by one of the top talent agents in the PNW, Option Talent, and has landed principal roles in both national and local commercials. She also hosts, curates, and produces a weekly showcase called Control Yourself: A Showcase of Funny, which has been featured as ‘Top 5 Portland Comedy Showcases to Watch’ 3years running by the Willamette Week. Control Yourself, which was also featured in Paste Magazine, runs every Sunday at Alberta Street Pub in NE Portland. If you can't make it, the show is also recorded and produced as a podcast for listening pleasure world-wide.
JoAnn has performed across the country in such festivals as All Jane, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Chicago Comedy Exposition, Hell Yes Fest, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, 10,000 Laughs ,as well as having won multiple rounds of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction. Schinderle has been known to win crowds over with her pervy charm.