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Dee Dee Hanson as Joan Rivers

Impressionist, comedienne, singer, actress, all describe America’s most incredible Joan Rivers impersonator, the multi-talented Dee Dee Hanson.

Dee Dee’s enchantment with the limelight was apparent at an early age.

Her father, a former New Englander who is an Al Jolson sound-alike, and her mother, an effervescent Peruvian, encouraged music and dance, believing they were important ingredients for a happy life.

Marriage to Jack in 1984 brought much personal happiness. Dee Dee believes Jack’s continuing support and encouragement have played a key role in her life, and he has been a pillar of strength in her quest for stardom.

The “Joan Rivers” characterization came about as a result of a suggestion by a perceptive agent who noted a natural visual and vocal similarity to “the real” Joan. It certainly was a natural fit. Dee Dee’s first appearance at a corporate event as “Joan” was a standout! She knew she’d found her nitch upon her arrival. Attendees’ milled about, watching, asking, “What is Joan Rivers doing here?” They crowded around, asking for her autograph. It was a message and truly a glorious beginning.

Dee Dee has been professionally performing since 1989. Her versatility and ability to engage her audience in comic repartee’ have been instrumental in the dramatic growth of her career and resulted in bookings throughout the U.S., and more and more requests for an encore performance.

When asked “What do you feel is one of your greatest accomplishments” Dee Dee is quick to respond.. “When I performed as ‘Joan’ in front of the real Joan Rivers on national television and received compliments from Joan herself.”

“The lady who plays me so well is Dee Dee Hanson and you’re TERRRIFIC!”

– Joan Rivers


As seen on television and stages all over the world, Dee Dee is available for the following kinds of events:

– Award Banquets
– Conventions
– Master of Ceremonies
– Destination Events
– Las Vegas Style Reviews
– Red Carpet Arrivals
– And More… Get Creative and Let Us Know What You’re Looking For!


What People Are Saying


“I’d like to express our gratitude and satisfaction for your performances at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Your portrayal is so well researched, rehearsed and convincing, many of our show attendees actually believe that you are Joan Rivers.”

– Price Waterhouse Coopers

“Thank you for the marvelous job you did at our Employee of the Year Gala. You were instrumental in making the guests feel like the “Stars” of the evening. Thank you for helping to make the evening such a big success.”

– Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

“With Joan Rivers (Dee Dee Hanson) as Emcee we created a spectacular evening. Your improvisational ability and reformatting skills are exceptional. The evening was a success.”

– Charles Schwab Institutional