Joanne McNally has recently opened up about feeling “horrible” and “embarrassed” after a fan interrupted her live gig in Belfast.
The comedian, who is currently on tour across Ireland and the UK was performing in the SSE Arena when the incident occurred.
Speaking about the ordeal alongside co-host Vogue Williams on their hit podcast, My Therapist Ghosted Me, Joanne shared how terrible she felt afterwards and how it left a “weird” energy in the room.
Setting the scene, Joanne began: “I was in the SSE Arena in Belfast, I’m on stage on the Friday night – the second night – and I think there’s 3,000 people. It’s a big room!”
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“I’m about an hour into the show, and this girl comes jogging up the middle aisle of the room and she stops the show and ushers me down side of stage.”
Continuing: “She’s obviously taken a drink, the eyes are quite glazed, and she’s like, ‘Joanne, you’ve got your period’. And she points to my crotch.”
Obviously taken aback, Joanne went on to explain how she scanned her outfit quickly but couldn’t see anything.
“I dismissed her, I sent her away and I said to her, “I won’t embarrass you by saying what you just said to me”. I thought it was a really bizarre heckle because I couldn’t see anything myself,” expressed Joanne.
Admitting that it messed with her head, Joanne being the professional that she is continued on with her act for another 10 more but revealed that she “could not get off fast enough.”
However, it was only when she left the stage that she realised she had in fact gotten her period and that the audience member was just trying to help her out.
“She came from a good place, I understand that. She was trying to be sound and give me the heads up but I totally [could have gotten away with it]. There was no need to do it. Girls in future, just let me bleed out up there, I don’t need to know.’
“It was embarrassing. Not in a menstruation way it just took the shine off what I wanted to be a good show,” she added.
Well, fair play for continuing on Joanne!