Speakers Profile - Jo O'Reilly

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Josephine O'Reilly has returned to Australia after writing and performing for eight years all over the world with the Irish comedy trio, The Nualas and the American premier comedy company, Boom Chicago.

During a sell out New York run, The New York Times called The Nualas 'cheeky, irreverent, quick-witted and fun'. At The Nualas farewell Edinburgh show, The English Independent wrote 'Let's face it, with writing as funny as theirs, these girls could sing about watching someone watch paint dry and we would still be riveted.' The Sunday Times called The Nualas 'something rare', the Scotsman ordered punters to 'Kill to get a ticket'. The Dublin Event Guide called The Nualas 'simply resonantly hilarious.'

Josephine was the Artistic Director and a principal performer with Boom Chicago, the American improvisation comedy company based in Amsterdam, Holland. Boom Chicago has repeatedly scored the Scotsman prestigious five stars at the Edinburgh Festival, and the Edinburgh Herald wrote, 'Boom Chicago are a testament to the art of intelligence meeting the funny bone.'