Diana Jordan Bio ~ A little bit about me
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 well over a decade as well as being a award winning standing up comedian for twenty years, Diana Jordan has entertained 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 about how great laughter is in nourishing yourself and changing your outlook on life!
Speaking professionally for over a decade as well as being an award-winning stand-up comedian for 20 years. Diana has entertained over a million people live and on television. A survivor of PTSD, when diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 came as no surprise. However, resilience is one of Diana’s many gifts. She 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 about how great laughter is in nourishing yourself and changing your outlook on life and your life.
A difficult childhood included an alcoholic parent and abuse. Diana learned early on how humor helped defuse dangerous situations and basically saved her own life. A trauma survivor on many levels, including a fall from a balance-beam at 13 that kept her from qualifying for Olympic try-outs, a long bout with Mono, a sick parent, two sick parents & caring for a younger sibling. A preventative cancer surgery on her jaw that left her unable to laugh or smile for 2 years was when she knew for sure how healing laughter was. She was miserable. As her smile and laugh came back, so did her spark and she hasn’t stopped since! Diana is a true survivor. Her resilience is as contagious as her attitude and humor!
Growing up in a small air-force town in Oklahoma, Diana began her career as a country singer. She could lose herself in the music. Be someone else. Touring the U.S., she ended up where she had dreamed about- California! It was here that she began her career in acting, writing, and stand-up comedy. She was accepted into a prestigious comedy class that included an unknown, Robin Williams. ‘He taught me about courage.” Diana believes it takes real courage to not only succeed in business but in your personal life as well. Each of her Topics has actionable tools & humor. From Healthcare, to Stress, to Cancer to Mental Health, or just a fun Girls Night Out.
Diana has been featured on Oprah (twice) for her talents as a comedian and writer where Oprah named her, “One of the funniest people on the planet!” Her hilarious, best-selling book, A Wife’s Little Instruction Book, Your Survival Guide to Marriage Without Bloodshed! has sold over 500,000 copies. She has also been nominated by The American Comedy Awards as, “One of the top five female comedians in the country!”
In film, Diana co-starred in “Loretta’s Surprise,” featured at Sundance, ‘Blood Pageant’ a 2021 comedy/horror spoof starring Billy Baldwin & Snoop Dogg, and,“Jerry Maguire” with Tom Cruise. You can see her sitting next to Cruise during, “You complete me” & You had me at hello” scenes! Cruise says, “Diana is funny and smart, she had me at “ha! ha!”
Diana has spoken to Fortune Five Hundred Companies as well as groups as small as 30- she believes that God gave her the gift to make people laugh and learn and it is her heart’s desire to heal the world one laugh at a time.