JANE CONDON lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, but she’s still a nice person. She has two boys, otherwise everything’s fine. Since she’s from a blue-collar town in Massachusetts, she likes to make fun of Greenwich. She loves to tell stories about her adventures (mostly survival tales) with her boys. Jane likes to say she learned comedy at the knees of the masters, her fellow students at Cardinal Spellman High School. She graduated from Wellesley College and Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Jane is on the Artistic Advisory Board of the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. As well as the National Council of McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General and Harvard Medical School, and the premier mental health facility in the country.
Jane is being given an honorary doctorate by the University of New Haven this spring 2012.
HEART & HAHA ~DON’T GIVE UP
Every family has its problems. Jane’s father died when she was 15. (”I learned from my dad that life is short.”) Her family had alcoholism and mental illness. Jane turned her family troubles into hilarity and insight. A natural storyteller and talented speaker, she brings joy and her infectious enthusiasm wherever she goes.
LESSONS FROM A COMEDY MOM
~Two parts threaded into one seamless keynote. A fabulous dose of LESSONS FROM A MOM (“Take a sweater. Do you know what the definition of a sweater is? A sweater is something you wear when YOUR MOTHER is cold!”) And the truth behind LESSONS FROM COMEDY. Jane got rejected from the NBC show “Last Comic Standing” four times before she slept in her car overnight to get the fifth audition. And the next day she wowed the judges! She came back that night and was voted Audience Favorite in New York!
PEAKS AND VALLEYS
What could be more natural to life than peaks and valleys? Without the valleys, you know the peaks would be less high. It is the natural cycle. This is, after all, called "life" and not "good times every day." A little advice for when you are in the valleys? Sometimes life sucks. But hang in there, because it does get better. It is the natural cycle.
“JANIE CONDON: Raw & Unchained”~ Her one-woman show (extended twice) noted an Off-Broadway success. 84 minutes in length. Call for details.
Jane Condon gave the commencement speech at Wellesley College (her alma mater), She was rewarded with a standing ovation from 4,000 people!
Commencement Speech at the University of New Haven
AWARDS AND APPEARANCES
Condon was named one of 10 Comedy Best Bets in Back Stage’s annual comedy issue (2001).
She has appeared on ABC-TV’s “The View” and Lifetime TV’s “Girls’ Night Out.”
She won the Ladies of Laughter Contest in 2004! She won Audience Favorite (NY) on NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2007!
Canyon Ranch (Berkshires), Yahoo, Bear Stearns, Easter Seals, YWCA, Planned Parenthood, Junior League, Second Congregational Church, Round Hill Community Church, Temple Sholom, Temple Emmanuel, Harvard Club of NYC, Harvard Club of DC, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Stanford Business School (Women), Fairfield County Bar Association, Wellesley College, Mount Holyoke College, Greenwich Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, Avon Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, Rye Arts Center, American Yacht Club, Ma nursing Yacht Club, Belle Haven Yacht Club, Loretta LaRoche Productions, Showcase Live, Boston Comedy Festival, Nantucket Comedy Festival
President Bill Clinton "Hey, Janie! Tell me a joke!"
Senator Barbara Mikulski (to my husband) "Are you married to this woman? May the force be with you!"
Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) "Tremendous! None better!"
Kathleen McCartney, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education," You are a truly gifted storyteller."
Shauna Lange, Programming Specialist, Canyon Ranch (Berkshires)," You were hilarious and everyone had a great time! I keep singing, My humps, my humps!"
General Wesley Clark," You were great last night. Very funny!"
Dr. Ruth," You are vundahful! So spirited!"
Senator Al Franken," I so admire the arc of your career. I have this image of your being considered a national treasure in your eighties."
Jerry Stiller," People like you right away. Very funny. Terrific!"
Louie Anderson," Jane, you are very funny!"