Humorist Jeanne Robertson will perform at 8 p.m. March 9 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.
From a press release:
"At 68 years young, this former Miss North Carolina stands tall at six-foot-two and has a personality, heart and sense of humor just as soaring. For years, her witty speeches were mostly limited to conventions and meetings. But with the dawn of the digital age, the world became exposed to Robertson’s infections humor and before long she went viral. Now with six nationally released DVDs, three books, hundreds of hours on Sirius-XM satellite radio and over 13 million YouTube hits, the demand for Robertson's family-friendly and engaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially.
Robertson’s real life story is relatable and memorable, making her humor stand out amongst typical comedic entertainers. After decades as a public speaker and humorist, this former Miss Congeniality makes sure to keep her content revolving and new, while embracing what today’s technology has to offer.
"While audiences often like to hear many of my classic stories time and again” says Robertson, “the thrill is in creating new material. It keeps me fresh."
She delivers a message to her audience in each performance, encouraging them to laugh more and embrace the humor in their everyday lives. Through her comedy, listeners can easily see that Robertson reaches for the positive in people and consistently brings it to the surface while leaving them holding their sides and wiping tears from their cheeks in laughter. She embodies the classic Southern woman, and even in her seventh decade, she shows no signs of slowing down."