Jane Condon, comedian and entertainer.
Jane Condon is a comedian and mother who lives in the very upscale town of Greenwich, Connecticut. She is still a very nice person. Even though she makes fun of Greenwich (she grew up in blue-collar Brockton, MA), the real inspiration for her comedy is her family, which consists of a husband and two teen-aged boys. There is plenty of good material to be found there!
In 2001, Jane was named one of Comedy Best Bets: One of 10 Standout Standups Worth Watching by Back Stage Magazine. She has also appeared on The View (ABC), The Today Show (NBC) and Girls’ Night Out (Lifetime). She also won the 2004 Ladies of Laughter Contest (1st among 108 comics).
Jane is multi-talented as might be expected from a person who earned a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College and an Ed.M. in Children’s Television from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.
She is conversational in French and Japanese, and is a member of the New York Friars Club. Jane has been a reporter for LIFE Magazine and FORTUNE. As an author, she has written one book, A Half-Step Behind, Japanese Women Today. She has even been a creative consultant for a TV pilot produced by the industry giant, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason.
Jane performs at many of the top comedy clubs in the country including Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines On Broadway, New York Comedy Club, Stand-Up NY, Punchline (San Francisco), The Improv (Washington, DC), and The Borgata (Atlantic City).
In addition, she has done many special concerts (many are benefit performances) including Renaissance Weekend (entertaining President Clinton), Stop Teenage Tobacco, The Menlo School (CA), Boy Scouts of America, Parkway School, Literacy Volunteers, League of Women Voters, American Red Cross, Harvard Club of NYC, Sotheby’s Realty, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and as an opening act for Roberta Flack.
Jane Condon is available for concerts, extended stays and academic residencies through the MasterMedia Speakers Bureau. A video demo is available by request.
See below for responses to Jane’s comedy performances.
COMMENTS ABOUT JANE CONDON
“An upper-crust Roseanne”
“Condon had the audience crackling, guffawing and in hysterics as she sliced through marriage, divorce, husbands, kids, politics and other topics.”
The New York Times
“The J. Crew mother of two...A Connecticut Yankee courts the baby boomers.”
The New York Daily News
“Jane Condon is that rarity among her fellows, a comic whose material never needs laundering.”
The Wall Street Journal
“A wonderfully funny comedienne...a standing-room only crowd...I wanted more...My face hurt from smiling and laughing.”
The Greenwich Time
“Jane Condon was the unanimous crowd favorite.”
EXCERPTS FROM LETTERS ON JANE CONDON
“Has anyone ever told you that you are HILARIOUS? You NAILED this crowd and they loved you. So, absolutely, did I.
Wendy Harris Millard, Chief Sales Officer, Yahoo!
“Thank you for all you did to make Girl’s Night Out the most successful event in PPC’s history!”
Judy Tabar, Planned Parenthood of CT
“Your ears must be ringing. You stole the show last night! We are going to say, “We knew her when...” You really are a special talent and a special person, thank you, Jane!”
Deidre McClain, Ridgefield Foundation
“You were absolutely sensational at the Sustainer Winter Gathering. Thank you for making the event such a success-so many commented that it was the best ever.”
Laurel Frost, Junior League of Greenwich
“Thank you for your spectacular performance at our first YWCA cabaret ever!”
Adrianne Singer, YWCA of Greenwich
“You were unbelievable. My phone has been ringing off the hook. Everyone’s saying, ‘Where did you get her?’. You will hear from me again.”
Casey Critchley, Women of Irish Heritage (NJ)
“You were fantastic at this year’s Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner! You did a terrific job and reviews were great from across the state!”
Nancy DiNardo, CT Democratic Party Chairwoman
I want to thank you both personally and on behalf of Bear Stearns. The feedback has been TOTALLY GREAT! So, many thanks again.”
Robert Rose, Senior Managing Director, Bear Stearns