Joanne Brookfield is a journalist and comedy writer. A graduate of RMIT's BA in Journalism, she works as a freelance print journalist, writing mainly for Fairfax (The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and the Canberra Times). She has also contributed to The Guardian UK, The Sunday Herald Sun, The Mercury, The Courier Mail plus a variety of magazines. A lifelong comedy fan, she has always reported on the world of comedy, having covered the three biggest festivals in the world - Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Montreal Just For Laughs - plus other comedy and fringe festivals. She's also been a stand up herself, having performed multiple seasons of her shows around Australia and New Zealand.