Joanne Brookfield

Joanne Brookfield is a Melbourne-based writer. A graduate of RMIT’s BA in Journalism, she works as a freelance print journalist, writing mainly for Fairfax titles The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and the Canberra Times. A lifelong comedy fan, she has always reported on the world of comedy, including covering the three biggest festivals in the world – Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Montreal Just For Laughs.

She’s also been a stand-up herself, performing multiple seasons of her shows, around Australia and New Zealand, which received reviews such as: “must see” (The Age); “has the audience in fits of laughter” (Adelaide Advertiser); “a cleverly constructed, very funny story as much about being a strong woman as it is about her dog” (Canberra Times) and “She is a born storyteller with an innate sense of comic timing and a delivery that alternates between razor sharp cynicism and endearing optimism” (InPress). This is her first book.