Diana Yanez, a fantastically funny woman, is a charming and personable story teller....
NY Theater Review
LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Creator/Writer/Performer
The hit holiday show that has been playing to sold out audiences since 2013. Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice!" Off Broadway runaway hit at SoHo Playhouse in 2019.
PIP AND PEN SHOW -
It's the feel-good middle-aged lesbian almost British comedy you've been waiting for!
SCARY-ETTA (feature) - Creator/Writer
"Absolutely Fabulous" meets "The Addams Family" in this comedy set in Iceland. Cultures clash and misunderstandings abound in a vampy-campy romp. When Henrietta (Scary-Etta) decides she must liquidate her famous father’s estate, a stranger and her son arrive in Iceland claiming to be her long lost Latino family. Created and written with: Marjorie Duffield.
VIVA LA EVOLUCIÓN! (one-woman show)- Creator/Writer/Performer
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 that things with time do indeed always get better.
L.A.TINAS (pilot) - Writer
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. Based on a story by Elizabeth Morales, Bruna Rubio, Veronica Milagros Diaz, and Ivonne Armant.
LATINA SPECIAL (podcast) - Creator/Writer
Diana Yanez, creator of the hit show, "Latina Christmas Special" hosts this podcast that features original, true - but classically Latinoxagerrated - stories of life in the United States America as a Latina. With "Latina Special" you get the whole funny story, including the parts that make you think.
CARMEN (animation) - Creator/Writer
Carmen is a little bit loca. She doesn't fit in though she really wishes she could. This is her humor-filled journey into self-analysis at age 10.
DIANA YANEZ is the creator of the Off-Broadway hit show that has been playing to sold out since 2013, LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (written and performed with Sandra Valls and Maria Russell, directed by Geoffrey Rivas). This masterful telling of family antics around the holidays was been chosen as Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" in 2015 and every year since. Diana has also 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 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. A national-TV-commercial diva (State Farm, Verizon, Home Depot, etc.), she’s always cast as the friendly Latina mom or stern nurse (same thing, basically). An out stand-up comic and professional improv performer, she has performed at The Groundlings, The Improv, The Comedy Store and many others. Her Improv groups include: THE GAY MAFIA, COMEDY SMASH, and QUEER ON YOUR FEET.
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 multitude of media. A passionate storyteller and performer, Diana creates her pieces with the intention of shedding light on the universal truths of adulthood, childhood, and family, regardless of one's heritage or sexual orientation.