Reacting to political turmoil, class struggles and bothersome intrusive thoughts, Neary attempts escapist talent show Opportunity Knockers. With women, animals and men. As a baby, Joanna was dropped on her head and stolen from outside Coventry Library. She started work aged twelve, picking moss on Bodmin Moor for a pervert. She avoided getting beaten up by pretending to be French, and dislikes the fashion for bags that look like bums. At Polytechnic, Joanna paid by cheque for a Pot Noodle. Hilarious, off-kilter talent (Sunday Telegraph). Character comedy of the highest order **** (List).