Audience responses to the June 15th performance at The Plum in Boiceville, NY

Joanna touched each of us in the audience with her delightful collection of political material cleverly woven into a one woman’s master piece.
I wasn’t at all sure I’d like the show in the beginning, but with many “bust out “laughing moments I quickly settled in and was able to quickly connect the dots of history along the way. Which created an enjoyable and comical evening with Joanna and Joe. – Jill
‘No Malarkey!’ mixes storytelling, quips, and critique in a way that somehow, also educates the audience on something we all think we know well; American politics.
I had such a great time observing the show live, and looking back on it I realize how much information I retained by just listening and being part of the audience. It is obvious as a viewer how Joanna beautifully weaves comedy and laughter into recollecting past and present political controversies, and is careful not to let the audience overlook the realities of the current political climate. I thoroughly enjoyed all the show had to offer, so I hope ‘No Malarkey!’ continues to make audiences fiercely cackle, and spread a more nuanced understanding of the political landscape we know today. Thanks so much again Joanna and Sandra, it was an evening to remember for sure. – Veronica (19 yrs old)

And from the performance at ASK CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Kingston, NY

“Went Thursday night- ao witty, so poignant- amazing to write and REMEMBER soooo many lines…awesome. LOVED it!” TB
No Malarkey! at APAP 23
Zoom Performance & Interview for the Marsh – August 9, 2023

Joanna Interviewed by Tally Daniels

Colleen and I didn’t want to interrupt you last night as you were in conversation with others.  We talked about your performance all the way home!  Joanna, it is hard to find words to express our experience.  You were brilliant.  I will speak for myself here, I was mesmerized by not just your ability and presence but I LOVED the piece!!!  I loved how you weaved your life with Joe Biden’s.  I loved the humor, the poignancy, the relevance, the emotion, the show.  And those KICKS!!!!  GIRL!!!!  You rocked the house!  It had me riveted from start to finish.  It even felt completely natural to me that you moved from performing to reading.  It felt organic to me as an aging person.  All of it, Brava!!
-Darcy Johnson

Loved hearing your stories about your life experiences, loved that you used Joe to create and inform, loved your stage presence! Thank you.
-Laura Wallis