About Comedian Jan
Comedy was always on my mind. When I was about 10 years old, I declared to my parents that once I turned 16, I was going to “buy a motorcycle, ride cross-country to Los Angeles and become a comedian.” My parents didn’t quite share my “vision” so I ended up graduating from Virginia Tech and having a marketing career for over a decade before getting on stage. Today, 18+ years into my comedy career, I have presented my humor keynotes and comedy shows to thousands of groups, and I’ve been featured in The Wall Street Journal as a top convention comedian whose act is clean and in the Washington Post for my clean comedy writing. I’ve also sold comedy material to just about everyone on the planet—from late night TV shows, to hundreds of radio stations, CEOs and professional speakers.
I enjoy my “job” and life a LOT. I get to work with fun clients (crabby ones please stay away!) and I get to meet so many interesting people. One of the cool things about my career is that I always learn about the group I’m speaking to, so I get to find out about all these cool professions that I never knew existed!
I appreciate you checking out my site, and I’d love to share my humor keynotes with your group. Contact me at Jan@TheWorkLady.com or 800-492-9394.
Oh, yes, I did finally make it cross-country to Los Angeles, where I currently reside, AND I just bought a motorcycle!
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Cleaning Out The Closet - Comedy in Strange Places
Eating Wild - Laughing At Dinner on the Serengeti
Caught-in-a-Wood-Chipper-Keynote Speaking at its Best
Perfecting Nothing - Sticking to Comedy and Humor Keynotes is not Enough
Cats Versus Dogs - a comedian's take
The SANDY Rules - Keynoting at Commencement
Watching the Nutcraker Ballet 22 Times
My Dog Corpuscle - A Funny Name Foreshadowing My Future as a Keynote Speaker
Friending Your Friends - Or the Funny Thing About Friends
You Want Me to Perform Where? Comedy in Strange Situations an excerpt from my book convention Comedian Stories and Wisdom From Two Decades of Chicken Dinner
Too Sane for Fame - A Comedian's Dilemma
Looping Through Life - A Comedian's Observations
Stripper Clothing - Laughing at Labels
How I launched my comedy career because of $39 bucks - Listening to Your Inner Voice
Helpful Useless Information - Stuff I learned in My Comedy Career
The Inconvenience of Convenience - It's Kinda Funny
Comedy Wisdom - Comedy Advice I’ve Learned The Hard Way
Communicating in a Perfect World - A Comedian’s Take On Communications