JoAnn Schinderle hails from the upper Midwest and despite being a Portlander now, will probably never lose her “hot dish” accent.
JoAnn was a finalist in Portland’s Funniest Person Contest 2015 and has performed across the country in such festivals as Bumbershoot, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Chicago Comedy Exposition, SF Sketchfest (‘16,‘15,‘14), Hell Yes Fest, All Jane Comedy Festival (‘14,‘15), Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, as well as having won multiple rounds of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction. Schinderle has been known to win crowds over with her pervy charm. JoAnn also had the honor of opening for Lena Dunham on her ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ book tour in a sold out show at Portland’s Newmark Theatre.
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 Rooftop Comedy, Fight Stigma Web Series, and is a contributing writer for Laugh Staff. Schinderle hosts a live speed dating podcast called, 'It's Not Me; It's Me' where she invites local singles to get off their phones & meet IRL, where she then 'coaches' strangers on how to flirt.
She also hosts & produces a weekly showcase called Control Yourself: A Showcase of Funny, which has been featured as 'Top 5 Portland Comedy Showcases to Watch’ 2years 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 enjoy friendly banter you can follow JoAnn on twitter @joannlizabeth