Throughout her stand up career, JoAnn Schinderle has been known for her affable stage presence; watching her on stage feels like your best friend letting you in on a dirty secret. DARK JEANS, Schinderle’s first recorded comedy album was created out of spite. “Menstruation jokes are hack”, says the comedy world…And to that Schinderle said, “hold my menstrual cup”. DARK JEANS is 45 minutes of hilarious and sometimes jaw clenching menstruation fueled jokes. From poignant bits about how workplaces should provide period products to stories about a lover discovering a forgotten tampon during foreplay…if there’s one thing JoAnn is, it’s grossly relatable.
The recording of DARK JEANS is a perfectly balanced mix of fierce joke writing and fantastic crowd work that perfectly encapsulates Schinderle’s personality, humor style, and loveable energy. DARK JEANS was recorded January 2019 by Cranival Studios in Portland, OR at her old stomping grounds, Alberta Street Venue where she previously ran an award winning 4-year weekly comedy show and live recorded podcast, Control Yourself. The goal of DARK JEANS is to lift the veil on period stigma with humor and give back to communities. Schinderle plans on touring the album and giving back to communities by hosting period product drives for local women’s shelters at each show. Schinderle has already raised over 300+ period products during her album recording.
“At the Mercury, we adore comedian JoAnn Schinderle for her delightfully foul-mouthed/whip-smart observations,” – said Wm. Steven Humphrey, Portland Mercury Editor-in –Chief.
“JoAnn has an Infectious, hammy energy that still seems sincere, and tells jokes that feel colloquial even though they’re carefully crafted,” said Shannon Gormley of The Willamette Week.
“JoAnn talks about things that most people would 100% keep a secret, ” said Andie Main, Revolution Comedy.
Schinderle states, “periods are really having a moment globally right now, but majority of the human population has dealt with this bloody mess monthly since their beginnings of womanhood; that’s not a hack premise, that’s life.” Schinderle would also like to add that she “supports period sex” and “free-bleeding” in efforts to do her part in saving the planet.
“JoAnn showcases her ability to combine fearless comedy with relatable observations in her debut album and we’re excited to share it with the world!” said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics.
Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company, producing the reboot of Mad About You featuring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, and Hulu’s Coming To The Stage. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and will release the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) was launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and many major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Ali Wong, David Cross, and many more. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with three wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61stAnnual Grammy Awards.