Diana Yanez, a fantastically funny woman, is a charming and personable story teller....
NY Theater Review
LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - The hit show and 'Holiday Tradition of Color' that has sold out four years in a row. Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice!"
PIP AND PEN SHOW - It's the feel-good middle-aged lesbian almost British comedy you've been waiting for!
SCARY-ETTA (series) - "Absolutely Fabulous" meets "The Addams Family" in this comedy set in Iceland. Cultures clash and misunderstandings abound in a vampy-campy romp starring Edda Björgvinsdóttir. Created and written by: Marjorie Duffield and Diana Yanez.
VIVA LA EVOLUCIÓN! - The story of Diana's life growing up as the queer daughter of quirky Cuban immigrants in Miami. First performed at the New York International Fringe Festival, this award winning one-woman show is also a talk Diana gives at universities and college campuses all over the country. Confronting the social issues of race and sexuality with a personal and humorous spin, Diana reminds us that we all evolve and things get do indeed get better.
L.A.TINAS (pilot) - Four Latinas of different ethnicities try to develop their own reality series but their own chaotic made for "reality TV" personalities make the task virtually impossible. Written by Diana Yanez. Based on a story by Ivonne Armant, Veronica Milagros Diaz, Elizabeth Morales and Bruna Rubio.
DIANA YANEZ has appeared Off-Broadway in Margaret Cho's SENSUOUS WOMAN SHOW as well as with Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and Rosie O'Donnell on the TRUE COLORS TOUR. She is the creator and co-star of the hit comedy LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (written and performed with Sandra Valls and Maria Russell, directed by Geoffrey Rivas) which was selected by the Los Angeles Times as 'Critic's Choice' two years in a row. She is the star of various viral videos including SPANISH FOR YOUR NANNY, LET ME BORROW THAT TOP (with Liam Sullivan) and MY PUSS (with Margaret Cho) - together these videos represent over 30 million views!. Her first one-woman show, VIVA LA EVOLUCIÓN! won the New York Int'l Fringe Festival OVERALL EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR SOLO SHOW. She has appeared on TV shows including CRIMINAL MINDS, THE SHIELD, BOSTON LEGAL, and many more. An out stand-up comic and writer, she has performed at The Groundlings, The Improv, The Comedy Store and many others.
Diana hails from Miami, Florida (the "Other Cuba") and is first generation Cuban-American. She studied Fine Art in Berlin, Germany and is fluent in three languages: English, Spanish and German. A huge fan of the likes of Lucille Ball, Madelein Kahn, Carol Burnett, Gilda Radner, Lily Tomlin and others of the same ilk, Diana has a contagious style of physical humor and sharp wit. A writer and filmmaker as well, she has a dynamic arsenal of expression in a multitue of media.
Currently the first season of Diana's original web series, THE PIP AND PEN SHOW (the feel-good middle-aged lesbian almost British comedy you've been waiting for) can be viewed on YouTube.com. And in development is her first original series for network "SCARY-ETTA" developed with Iceland's own, Edda Bjorgvins (the 'Carol Burnett' of Iceland) and co-written with Marjorie Duffield.