JEANNE ROBERTSON COMEDY WITH CLASS [EP. 148]
Jeanne Robertson – one of my comedy favorites joins us today! We discuss a career that started in late 60’s and has carried her into her mid seventies! You don’t last that 54 years in show business unless you are jaw dropping funny. Jeanne Robertson absolutely is!
Jeanne got on my radar a dozen or so years ago when I heard her routines on Laugh USA (SiriusXM Satellite radio). I had never crossed paths with her at a comedy club and kept wondering “Where did this hilarious lady come from?” It turns out she comes from North Carolina and entered comedy through the speaking circuit. She’s quick to tell you she is a humorist – not a stand-up comedian. But don’t let that fool you. Her stories are full of laughs all the way to the huge surprise payoff.
With over 126,000 YouTube Subscribers and over 49 MILLION views Jeanne is more popular than ever.
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After getting to know her for years through her routines, I finally got the chance to meet up with Jeanne in early July at a session on humor at the National Speaker’s Association conference in Orlando, FL. We were both on a panel and let me tell you something – she flat out killed it! It was then I knew I had to get her on the show. We talk about her COMEDY WITH CLASS Humor Competition (sign up HERE) and a whole lot more.
Specifically, we talk about:
- Connecting through the National Speakers Association
Her upcoming show at the Ryman Auditorium
Watching Carol Burnett live and getting to meet her
Weaving a little audience participation into her shows
Going from the Miss North Carolina Pageant to the speaking circuit
Working in a message for her corporate audiences
Embracing the internet and catapulting her career
Getting help from Al McCree to go digital on iTunes
The difference between being a speaker and a concert entertainer
What to expect at a comedy club vs hearing a humorist
Updating and improving material that continues to grow
The origin of “Left Brain” stories based on her husband Jerry
Giving the audience permission to laugh
The process and steps she uses to develop stories
The Genie Journal and how it helps accumulate stories
How not talking about yourself can generate material
And a whole lot more!
Want to learn more about Jeanne Robertson
Jeanne’s official website http://www.jeannerobertson.com
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