Comedy Dynamics has announced they will release JoAnn Schinderle’s debut album, Dark Jeans, on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Pandora and more on August 2, 2019.
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 4year 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.