Diana Jordan Bio ~ A little bit about…
“She works hard for the funny- & loves it!”
Diana Jordan Bio
“She works hard for the funny- & loves it!”
Once upon a time… there was a little girl in Oklahoma who loved the TV show, I Love Lucy. Twenty years later she drove out of Oklahoma towards California and was fortunate enough to get an audition to study comedy/humor with the legendary comedienne- Lucille O’Ball!
She was hooked!
“Time plus pain equals humor.”
– Lucille Ball
Speaking professionally for over a decade as well as being a award winning standing up comedian for twenty years, Diana Jordan has entertained well over a million people live and on television. When diagnoised with breast cancer Diana came to realize that by making people laugh, she could help them deal with life’s stresses, motivate them, and teach them what she has learned over the past 30 years–how great laughter is in nourishing yourself and changing your outlook on lifeburst of laughter is!
Diana Jordan is an acclaimed speaker, author, comedian, and laughter therapist who has worked with and for thousands of happy and laughter filled clients.
A breast cancer survivor, Diana works as a patient advocate and support system for other women going through this disease. She is also involved in The Farrah Fawcett Foundation which supports cutting-edge HPV-related cancer research, along with patient assistance and prevention efforts. As cancer survivor, she speaks about her journey to many cancer organizations and events nationwide. “Like Norman Cousins, my sense of humor helped me deal with my situation and recovery. Laughter is absolutely the magic bullet!”
Growing up in a small town, like her fellow Oklahoman, Will Rogers, Diana Jordan never met a person she couldn’t find some good or humor in. She began her career as a young country western singer. Yep! Touring from coast to coast and Europe she finally ended up where she wanted: Las Vegas! After only three weeks of pounding on agents’ doors and begging them to let her sing along with pre-recorded music on her little cassette recorder she got hired by a big hotel as the lead singer in a house band! Caesars Palace no less! Then ~onto California! In Los Angeles she expanded her talents of singing, writing, stand-up comedy, screenwriting and speaking. Diana is a not only a quadruple threat but has made a living at each one of her talents separately. While in LA she auditioned and was accepted by illustrious comedy coach, Harvey Lembeck where she had as a classmate and eventual date mate, Robin Williams. “Robin taught me about real courage to take a chance on myself!” She did and her career became white hot when she went under contract to CBS Network and Twentieth Century Fox for her self-penned sitcom, “Female, Fertile, & Frustrated!” Diana is a member of SAG, AFTRA, The National Speakers Association, and The Writers Guild of America.
She has appeared in many comedy specials, including Showtime’s Women of the Night, Evening at the Improv, Comedy Central, Entertainment Tonight, CBS News, The Match-Game, Netflix and many more. She has appeared at such prestigious venues such as Radio City Music Hall and The Kennedy Center. She has been an M.C. at events with General Colin Powell and Loretta King.
A world traveler, Diana has lived in Greece, Hawaii, Chicago, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and even ‘starved’ while working as a waitress in New York to get a job on Broadway.
American Comedy Awards Nomination
As seen on Oprah, A Wife’s Little Instruction Book, your survival guide to marriage without bloodshed!” has sold over 500,000 copies in 5 languages.
For over a year Diana performed her widely popular one-woman-show, “Female, Fertile, and Frustrated!” which she wrote, produced, directed, and starred in at the world-famous Icehouse Comedy Club in Pasadena, California. “Female, Fertile, and Frustrated!”
As a talented comedian and singer, she has opened in concert for major stars at The Kennedy Center, The Garden State Arts Center, and Radio City Music Hall among others. She has also been Mistress of Ceremonies for gala events with prestigious speakers such as Former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell and Yolanda King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King.
On screen, Diana co-starred in “Loretta’s Surprise,” featured at the Sundance Film Festival, ‘Blood Pageant’ a comedy/horror movie starring Billy Baldwin and Snoop Dogg, and was handpicked by director Cameron Crowe to be in the Oscar nominated movie “Jerry Maguire” with Tom Cruise. You’ll see her sitting next to Cruise during the now famous “You complete me” and “You had me at hello” scenes! Cruise says, “Diana is funny and smart, she had me at “ha! ha!”