Diana Jordan

Motivational & Stand-Up Comedian, Healthcare Speaker, and Cancer Survivor

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Diana Jordan Speaker Biography

Motivational & Stand Up Comedian, Healthcare Speaker, and Cancer Survivor

Speaking professionally for well over a decade and performing as an award winning standing up comedian for twenty years, Diana Jordan has entertained over a million people live, on television and film. Diana also has made her mark in the movies appearing along side TOM CRUISE in JERRY MACGUIRE, studying with ROBIN WILLIAMS, and recently appearing in the movie, “BLOOD PAGEANT’ with the one and only SNOOP DOGG!

When diagnosed 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!

Professional Commedienne and Keynote Speaker

Well, buckle up and get ready for some fun as you dive into the amazing world of Diana Jordan! With almost two decades of professional speaking under her belt and a whopping twenty-five years as an award-winning stand-up comedian, Diana has left no funny bone untouched. She’s had the pleasure of entertaining over a million people, both live and on television.

Breast Cancer Survivor

But here’s where things get even more interesting. When life threw a curveball at Diana in the form of a breast cancer diagnosis, she didn’t let it keep her down. Oh no! She discovered that laughter had the power to help people deal with life’s stresses, motivate them, and even teach them some valuable life lessons.  Laughter is like a magical elixir for the soul and Diana has the recipe. She demonstrates its amazing ability to nourish you from the inside out and completely change your outlook on life. It’s like a gift from the comedy gods, especially for those who are struggling with anxiety and burnout. Laughter becomes your superhero cape, whisking away the worries and filling your heart with joy. Comedy also helped Diana deal & heal the wounds of an unsettling childhood of being bullied for having (undiagnosed) A.D.D. and dyslexia. Her humor and involvement in sports such as gymnastics, ballet, and track helped give her the confidence to persevere. Oh, and so did her mom! Diana is a survivor in every sense of the word!

Author

Featured on Oprah for her talents as a comedian and writer, her hilarious, best-selling book, A Wife’s Little Instruction Book, Your Survival Guide to Marriage Without Bloodshed! has sold over 500,000 copies in five languages. This appearance on Oprah garnered her the title, “One of the funniest people on the planet!” by Oprah herself

Actress

On the movie 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.

Television

Diana was nominated by The American Comedy Awards as, “One of the top five female comedians in the country!” 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.

Celebrity

It’s no surprise that Diana is an expert at improvisation as she studied comedy in Los Angeles at “Off the Wall!” improv classes with fellow classmate Robin Williams. She and Robin also dated. 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.

Emcee

As a talented comedian and singer, Diana 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.

A world traveler, Diana has lived in Greece, Hawaii, Chicago, Atlanta, Florida, Las Vegas and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Diana Jordan Speaking Topics

The Healing Power of Laughter!

A laugh-out-loud presentation with a great message! If you want an uplifting, insightful, and not your typical boring cookie-cutter speaker, you want Diana Jordan. As a motivational, entertaining and cancer survivor Speaker, Diana brings an inspirational, informative, and funny look into the healthcare field like only she can. Diana drives home the message of how people in the healthcare industry always seem to take care of themselves last. "Put your oxygen mask on first! Even if yellow isn't your best color!" Being a four year breast cancer survivor, Diana knows a thing or two about all areas of Healthcare. From her diagnosis forward she has experienced it all.

How to use your Comedy Sense Of Humor in the Workplace!

What if you could hire a fantastic speaker who was not your same cookie-cutter type? What if after the event people talked and laughed for weeks about how fantastic she was? What if you would look like a hero for finding her and hiring her? Congratulations! You found her! Business Comedian, Corporate Keynote Motivational Speaker, and Laughter Therapist Diana Jordan believes you can't be less stressful and fearless in business unless you are less stressed and fearless in your life. Dare to see the positive in all kinds of changes and use your common sense of humor to deal with the challenging situations. Sharing laughter has been proven to bond people, increase productivity, make for less sick days and happier employees!

Nourishing the Nurse Within You as you deal with Change!

Being a breast cancer survivor, Diana knows a thing or two about nurses and the tremendous stress they are under and the compassion that fills them.Diana knew first hand that Angelina Jolie was in good hands when she discovered that they shared the same Physicians for their mastectomy; Dr. Christy Funk of The Pink Lotus Breast Center and plastic surgeon Dr. Jay Orringer both of Beverly Hills, California. If you're looking for a fun, uplifting, and insightful message, then look no further than Diana Jordan one of the County's most popular women's healthcare speaker. Diana shares how you can cope better with change in the workplace, prevent less sick days, lower stress, what causes stress, who causes stress and could you be addicted to stress? All of this is wrapped in a fun and funny package that explains why Oprah tagged her, "One of the funniest people on the planet!" and Dr. Oz says, "Hire Diana! She proved how laughter is indeed the best medicine and I LOVE her gigglebox!" Diana brings home the message of how laughter is the best medicine and how we need to take time to love and laugh more. She brings humor but keeps the importance of having healthy work and mental habits. Her topics are all real-life situations that we can all relate to but how important it is to our health to find the humor in it along the way. Everyone leaves feeling energized and informed.

How I Used my Sense of Humor to Fight Cancer!

Through her yearly mammogram and ultra sound four years ago, Diana was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer. Her Mastectomy was performed by Breast Surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk of The Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills and Dr. Jay Orringer, reconstructive plastic surgeon of Beverly Hills as well. In 2013, these same surgeons were chosen by ANGELINA JOLIE to perform her bi-lateral preventative mastectomy due to her carrying the BRACA gene. Diana shares her journey and personal story as no one else can. And she makes it fun! "Your circumstance may not be funny so it is important to find the funny thingsin life around you and engage! Don't be a bystander!" Diana has been a favorite speaker at many Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure luncheons and Cancer awareness events over the years. Her many years of experience as a comedienne shines through as she delivers a heart-felt message about early detection and taking responsibility for your own health.

Female, Fearless, & Fabulous!

Is a rib tickling and tinkling down your leg presentation by Diana Jordan. This is not only a hilarious stand-up comedy show, it also delivers an important message to everyone. You will be fully engaged in stories such as how she was broken up with her then boyfriend, Robin Williams - to her hilarious "Oops" moments with Tom Cruise when she appeared in Jerry Maguire, and the almost "OOprahs" moment with good ‘ol Oprah. Diana talks about Stress in the workplace, Stress in the family, Stress about getting older and the BIG "M" ... Menopause. In four years, 44 million women will be in menopause ... talk about global warming! Diana is guaranteed to make your women's event or meeting an enormous success and you a hero for hiring her.

Stand-Up Gal & Stand-Up Comedy - "Female, Fertile, and Frustrated!"

It doesn't matter that she is no longer fertile, as a stand-up comedian or A Mistress of Ceremonies, twenty year comedy veteran & female comedian Diana Jordan has worked for the best, with the best, and IS ONE OF THE BEST! " Indianapolis Comedy Connection Diana has everyone in stitches as she shares her message and many journeys - some of her 'Oops' moments working with Tom Cruise in the hit movie, "Jerry Maguire," and an 'Oprah' moment on the Oprah Winfrey show to what it was like to study along side and date Robin Williams. Diana has been nominated by the American Comedy Awards as one of the top five female comedians in the country. She's seen on Showtime, HBO Specials, Comedy Central, VH1 and many more. Diana has also used her talents as a writer in a hilarious best selling book featured on Oprah called, "A Wife's Little Instruction Book, Your Survival Guide To Marriage Without Bloodshed!" For over 20 years Diana has headlined top comedy clubs. She has also performed her women's only, "Girls Night Ou!'- "Female, Fertile, and Frustrated!" show around the country. Her reviews are always top notch! She not only performed in, but wrote, produced and directed her own One Woman Show at the world famous Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California for over a year. It was at the Icehouse that Diana was discovered for many television rolls,TV contracts, and movie parts. Diana has been under contract to the CBS Network and Twentieth Century Fox for her own sit-com which she wrote, directed, and stared in based on her life. So far! Diana has also worked as a celebrated opening act for many Stars in Las Vegas, as well as in such prestigious venues as The Kennedy Center, Garden State Arts Center and the world-famous Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Diana Jordan Books

A Wife’s Little Instruction Book: Your Survival Guide to Marriage Without Bloodshed
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Diana Jordan Speaker Testimonials

On behalf of Long Island Health Network a resounding, THANK YOU for making Energizing the spirit of the Health Care Professional such a success! To energize is to rejuvenate, and everyone was inspired with a new self perspective, which will hopefully resonate through out our Network.

- Kathleen Maslulus | Long Island Health Nework


On behalf of the Base Pair/SOAR Community Science Forum this week, the audience absolutely had a love affair with you! The sessions entertained, informed and moved everyone! Oprah’s prise for your abilities is true!

- Rob Rockhold, Ph.D Asst. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Professor | University of Mississippi


As the Keynote Speaker for our Oncology Nursing Symposium, Diana’s message of ‘Healing through laughter and love,’ as intertwined through her personal experience with cancer, was fun, funny, and refreshing. She made us laugh and she made us proud of the job we do everyday. It was exactly what the nurses needed after a long week at work!

- Kevin A Schreffler RN, MSN, OCN Clinical Nurse Specialist | Winship Cancer Institute of Emory Healthcare Foundation


Diana Jordan is unique in that she is a speaker and a stand-up comedienne. We were impressed that she took the time to learn in advance who her audience would be, and then artfully selected the material she thought would meet their expectations. She not only achieved that but exceeded my expectations for this premier event. Everyone had fun putting together their own "giggle-box" and the laughter club exercise. We found our funny! Diana! NorthBay salutes you!

- Deborah Sugiyama President | NorthBay Healthcare Group

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