After rigorous comedy classes and seemingly endless nights and weeks and months of unpaid open mic performances, Donna landed her first paid gig in August, 1998, and from that point on? it's been on.
In March of 2002, Donna made the leap of faith (or insanity, depending on your point of view), and went full-time as a comic. Since then she has been entertaining virtually every week at clubs all over the country, and in September 2002, was given an opportunity to have her standup filmed for a documentary to be released within a few months.
Most folk would be afraid to start something as bold as comedy at the age of 40, let alone begin a new career at 44. Most (especially Donna's mother) think she's crazy.
To that, Donna says in her signature syrupy southern drawl, "What the hell . . . I was gonna be 45 anyway . . . might as well do something that I love."