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“The house was packed, people were laughing and you were so funny. It was great to witness. It was a really special night.” -- Kathleen Raftery, Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington

“I would not hesitate recommending Jacki to deliver inspirational, meaningful messages through humor. She was engaging and genuinely entertaining.” -- Mora Oommen, Executive Director, Blossom Birth Services, Palo Alto, California

Hilarious Breast Cancer Survivor

From the time she flopped around in a kindergarten Easter pageant in a malfunctioning bunny suit, Jacki Kane has used humor to overcome adversity. When diagnosed with cancer in 2012, Jacki couldn’t help but rely on humor to get through treatment. An award-winning writer, Jacki blogged about the angst of going through cancer, then turned the material into a one-woman comedy show. With whip-smart humor, she takes you through tragedy and triumph, showing you how to power through hardship with humor. Jacki lives in Modesto, California, with her husband, two children and one lazy dog.

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“Waiting for the Brazilian” Presentation

As a career comedian and humor writer, Jacki Kane couldn’t help but rely on humor to get her through treatment and other adversity in her life. Using hilarious slides and whip-smart funny “observations,” Jacki shares how she used humor to get through the angst of cancer treatment and beyond. “Waiting for the Brazilian” is the one show where everyone in the room is in on the jokes. Survivors commiserate, the medical community gains new insights, friends and families cheer, and ultimately, people leave the room feeling refreshed and triumphant.

Format: 1-hour presentation
Perfect for women’s conferences, “Waiting for the Brazilian” is an hour-long presentation about battling breast cancer through a comedian’s eyes.

 

“Waiting for the Brazilian”

A One-Woman Comedy Show about Surviving Breast Cancer

 

Jacki Kane: Waiting for the Brazilian show posterWhen Jacki Kane found out all her hair would fall out with chemo, her first reaction was: “Awesome! A Brazilian without the wax.” More “observations” followed throughout treatment, prompting her to write a one-woman comedy show. “Waiting for the Brazilian” is the one show where everyone in the room is in on the jokes. Survivors commiserate, the medical community gains new insights, friends and families cheer, and ultimately, people leave the room feeling refreshed and triumphant.

Format: 30-minute dance lesson + 1-hour show
Perfect for Girls’ Night Out, fundraiser, or to end a daytime conference with a bang, “Waiting for the Brazilian” is an hour-long one-woman comedy show with stand-up comedy punctuated with slides, singing, dancing and audience participation. An hour before the show, a professional Brazilian dance teacher will teach survivors how to Samba. During the grand finale Samba dance at the end of the show, survivors may join the dance on stage.

“There some funny observations that can be made in bad situations and you’ve nailed it.”Survivor Kari Lloyd-Jones

“People would find it very healing to be able to laugh at all those things that nobody really wants to talk about, to address them head on the way you did. We know this is a club that no one wants to be in, and I love the chance to laugh at some of those in jokes.” — Survivor Linda Chaplik

 

Don’t Let Your Sanity Check Bounce

Format: 1-hour presentation

Taking care of others all day long can launch your stress off the chart. How do you take care of yourself? Ideal for nurses, medical staff, hospice workers and anyone who dedicates their lives to taking care of others, this speech delivers much-needed self-care and humor, including:

  • Learn tangible ways to generate happiness and safeguard your sanity
  • Build a “Sanity Survival Kit” guaranteed to revive your energy
  • Appreciate yourself and the good you do

 

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Format: 1-hour presentation

You know the saying if you don’t laugh, you’ll probably cry. When comedian Jacki Kane was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, she couldn’t help but use humor as a weapon to defeat it. Cancer’s a joke when you use humor to gain power over it. “Laughter is the Best Medicine” helps medical staff and cancer survivors:

  • Get through cancer or any other adversity with the magic of 3 Positives
  • Forget about cancer. Gain tips to survive treatment!
  • Take power from cancer and keep it for yourself
  • Celebrate that cancer is a hero journey than anything else

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