Joanna is a Venezuelan-American comedian, writer and actor who gained popularity through her productions on Univision's bilingual digital platform "Flama". Her viral creations have garnered over 40 million views and have been featured in places like CNN, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, NPR and the BBC. Her biweekly show "Joanna Rants" has collectively reached over 15 million views and has garnered an international fan club (as well as club that claims she looks like British explorer Bear Grylls). From explaining different Spanish accents to comparing U.S and Latin American politics, her work attempts to bridge bicultural gaps with universal humor. She won "Best Comedian" and "Creator of the Year" in Hispanicize's 2016 Tecla awards.
Joanna is a correspondent on Netflix's series "Bill Nye Saves The World" which premiered April 21st.
She is also a house performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB) in New York.
Although born in the small town of Royal Leamington Spa in England, Joanna and her family are wholeheartedly from Caracas, Venezuela. Having moved around quite a bit during her childhood, she graduated from Caracas' American International School, ECA, in 2007.
During her time at Tufts University Joanna wrote various one-act plays as well as her original full length play entitled "Just Press Play", which won several student writing awards. She spent semesters at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in New York, as well as in Los Angeles at University of Southern California.
After graduation, Joanna moved to Chicago to participate in the Comedy Studies Program at The Second City Theater. She was selected and participated in the Mary Scrugs Works-by-Women Festival at the Second City two years in a row
Catch her performing stand-up at different comedy clubs throughout the city or dramatically fumbling for her Metro Card right as the subway arrives at any station in New York.
She hates wet socks almost as much as she disliked writing this in the third person.