Thursday, January 18, 2018
JEANNE ROBERTSON – Humorist
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SANCTUARY (Green Street, Gainesville)
7:30PM (doors open at 7:00PM for seating)
Jeanne Robertson Performance:
(7% tax added to all ticket sales)
“There’s just something striking about Jeanne Robertson. Maybe it’s her beauty queenesque good looks. Or maybe it’s that she’s six-feet-two inches tall. Regardless of what it is, once you hear her speak, you’ll remember her — that is, if you can quit laughing long enough to catch your breath.”
She’s a self-described “grandma gone viral,” she writes her own Facebook posts, and on January 6, 2018, she begins her 55th year in speaking and doing theater shows.
Jeanne Robertson is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Other speakers might be as witty as Jeanne. Some might even be as tall (barefooted with her hair “mashed” down, she’s 6’2″ in her size 11B stocking feet). But nowhere will you find a speaker so adept at turning personal experiences into funny material that does more than elicit laughter. This Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant, “yearrrrrrrrrrrs ago,” quoting Jeanne, uses her down-home Southern drawl to leave her audiences laughing and thinking about her message.
Jeanne’s success as a humorist has not gone unnoticed by her peers. She has been awarded every top honor in her profession including the top award in professional speaking “The Cavett Award.” She is also a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame and recipient of Toastmasters International’s Golden Gavel award. They like her back home too. The NC Press Association named Jeanne its 2001 North Carolinian of the Year. Most recently, the National Speakers Association honored Jeanne with its 2012 Master of Influence Award.
Jeanne Robertson is funny, but her deeper message is that a sense of humor is an attitude; an approach toward working with people. She demonstrates how while captivating audiences with her funny, original stories.