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Diana Jordan        

Veteran Stand-up Comedienne & Breast Cancer Survivor; Healing the World Through Laughter

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 diagnosed with breast cancer Jordan 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 life.

Growing up in a small town, like her fellow Oklahoman, Will Rogers, Jordan never met a person she couldn’t find some good in … or humor. Jordan has toured the country many times over as an extremely successful stand-up comedian and author. She is also a cancer survivor and speaks about her journey to many cancer organizations and events nationwide.

After having entertained over a million people live and on television, Jordan came to realize that in making people laugh she was helping them deal with life’s stresses, motivating them, and teaching them what a great tool a burst of laughter is. As a funny motivational speaker in Jordan’s virtual or live keynote address, messages ring loud and true about how you can make the choice to be happy, find the funny in your life, take responsibility for your own health, and bust stress. Just these four things can make a happier, healthier, and more productive you!


Laughter nourishes the soul, brightens the outlook on life, busts stress, and prevents burnout. Unfortunately, Jordan had to put into application all that she knew and had learned when she was diagnosed in 2010 with breast cancer. “Like Norman Cousins, my sense of humor helped me deal with my situation and recovery. Laughter is the magic bullet!”

Comedy also helped Jordan heal the wounds of an unsettling childhood and being bullied for having (undiagnosed) A.D.D. and dyslexia. As well as being funny, sports such as gymnastics, ballet, and track were her salvation. A Survivor in every sense of the word, when Jordan takes to the podium you can feel the electricity in the air!

Jordan has also been featured on Oprah for her talent as a comedian and writer. Her hilarious, best-selling book called, A Wife’s Little Instruction Book, Your Survival Guide To Marriage Without Bloodshed! has sold over 500,000 copies.

A world traveler, Jordan 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. She never gives up! For the last two decades, Jordan has headlined America’s top comedy clubs and entertained our troops overseas.

For over a year she performed her widely popular one-woman-show, “Female, Fertile, and Frustrated!” which she wrote, produced, directed, and starred in at the world famous Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California. “Female, Fertile, and Frustrated!” is still the longest running one person show in the forty year history of The Ice House. No longer FERTILE, Jordan makes light of getting older and using humor to cope with life, change, stress & being a cancer survivor.

Jordan studied improv comedy in Los Angeles at “Off the Wall!” classes with fellow classmate/datemate Robin Williams. She has been under contract to CBS Network and Twentieth Century Fox for her self-written sitcom and is a member of SAG, AFTRA, The National Speakers Association, and The Writers Guild of America.

As a talented comedian and singer, she has opened in concert for major stars at The Kennedy Center, Garden State Arts Center, and Radio City Music Hall. She has also been the Master 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, Jordan co-starred in “Loretta’s Surprise,” featured at the Sundance Film Festival, 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!”

Speech Topics


Healthcare Speaker

Humor In The Workplace

Cancer Survivor Speaker

Go Red Speaker

Nurses Speaker

Women's Events

Overcoming Adversity

Stress Management Through Laughter

Stand-up Comedy

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