Joanne McNally: ‘I went into comedy because I was very sad, and I thought it would make me less sad.’

How the comic, writer, entrepreneur and one-half of hit podcast My Therapist Ghosted Me became Ireland’s best-selling comedian

Comedian Joanne McNally says she would still be doing stand-up even if she wasn’t making money from it. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Joanne McNally has barely taken a breath. We’re sitting in the Morrison hotel, with the comedian wide-eyed, waxing lyrical on the various treatments and procedures she’s had done, and why she is more than happy to share her “basic, Dundrum Town Centre, Pinot Grigio-loving” life with anyone who’d care to listen. And care to listen, it transpires, people certainly do.

Joanne has just wrapped five nights in the 3Arena with My Therapist Ghosted Me: Live ...