Welcome to Joanne Filan's Upstream Comedy.

Growing up in New Jersey (but refusing to die there), Joanne Filan has made her way around the comedy club scene and around the comedy country.  Performing at well-known places such as The Friars Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline's, Greenwich Village Comedy Club and more, not to mention a fixture in the traveling show, “The Broads of Broadway”, she is well known in the comedy world. She even reaches the masses through her TV and media appearances, including Hulu, Fox, Amazon, Here TV, Comedy Time TV, and in "Comics Favorite Jokes" in the NY Post. She can also be seen in a new documentary entitled “Words: An Exploration of Identity”. Joanne has taken part in festivals and competitions as well, from The New York Underground Comedy Festival to the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, to the recent Ladies of Laughter Competition. She has ventured into the college circuit- hosting, featuring, and headlining in events at Bryn Mawr College, Monmouth and Lehigh Universities, and many more. She also proudly performs for the US Troops overseas. Her writing side has also come into play as she has just finished co-writing a TV pilot and is also a regular guest lecturer for creative writing classes at St. John's University- ensuring her creativity will go on, despite any side effects.

Well over a decade into the business and Joanne has never been more on top of her game.  She consistently delivers a unique “stream of consciousness” style of humor full of random thoughts and quirky observations that keep audiences either rolling in the aisles or on the edges of their seats, anxious to hear what she has to say next.  With an amazing gift for improv, razor-sharp wit, and a subtle delivery, Joanne is an unexpected gem- a comedian so able to tap into the moment that no two shows are ever alike.




What our customers say about us.

Here's the word on the street about Joanne Filan:


"Joanne Filan has been making me laugh for years.  She is an amazing writer and an incredible performer.  It is always fun to watch her perform because of her originality and likeability."

-Jessica Kirson, Comedian-The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, LOGO


"Joanne Filan is incredibly funny.  Her self-aware asides and brilliant stream-of-consciousness style separate her from today's cookie cutter "what's up with" comedians.  Ignore her at your own peril.  She is a rising star on the NYC comedy scene."                                                              

-Clayton Fletcher , Comedian/Producer- Sirius XM, AXS TV


"Working with Joanne has been a pleasure and she is a great asset to any show.  I highly recommend her.  The BROAD kills everytime!"  

-Julio Ray, CEO of Comedy Pie Productions


"Very original, strong stage presence, great taglines, and great timing."       

-Rich Carucci,  Steamroller Entertainment 


"Watch out for stardom- Joanne Filan is one of those comics that you underestimate when she walks on stage.  Then when she is done, you feel her skills are underappreciated.   Her comedy about her lifestyle, the intelligence of people, and other items make Joanne one of those comics you better see before some bigwig Hollywood type takes her away."                     

-Diamondback Broadcasting, INC.


"Devilishly charming."  

- President,   All Lifestyles Included of Monmouth University


"..whose dry wit and sly sense of timing reminded me of a young Johnny Carson."

-Richard, audience member


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