Award-winning humorist, public speaker, and 6’2″ former Miss North Carolina Jeanne Swanner Robertson will bring her hilarious Comedy with Class Tour, produced by Outback Concerts, to The Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18th. The Graham, NC native, who was voted “Miss Congeniality” at the 1964 Miss America Pageant, received of the prestigious Cavett Award, presented by the National Speakers Association, in 1989. In 2001, the N.C. Press Association named her North Carolinian of the Year. Over the past 11 years, Robertson has released “Just for Fun” and five other comic CDs/DVDs.
According to preshow publicity:
“Everyone loves Jeanne Robertson and the hilarious humor she brings from her own life experiences. Entertaining thousands each year, Jeanne is heard daily on Sirius XM Radio on the ‘Laugh USA’ and ‘Blue Collar’ channels. She also has quite the following on the internet with over eight million views on YouTube, sharing stories like ‘Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store,’ ‘Don’t Bungee Jump Naked,’ and further adventures with her husband ‘Left Brain!’
“After nearly a half century as a public speaker and humorist, this former Miss North Carolina 1963 makes sure to keep her content revolving and new. ‘I tire of telling the same set of stories. The thrill is in creating new material. It keeps me fresh. The more humor I can write, the more speaking opportunities I have.’ says Jeanne [Robertson].
“In addition to her efforts at making audiences gasp with laughter, Jeanne [Robertson] makes sure to assist those in need. She recently helped raise over $22,000 for the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee  to assist in relief for the Middle Tennessee floods of this past May. The Father’s Day themed performance in the Nashville area was free to the public and raised the funds solely from donations.
“Jeanne Robertson is truly a comedienne that spans generations and audiences with her endearing Southern charm and ‘humor with a message’ tactic. She is a speaker with as much class as she has in height (standing at 6’2″, without her signature heals) and a long career both behind and before her.”
The Rev. Hal Melton of Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh warns, “Don’t eat too much dinner, and do hold your sides — otherwise you will hurt from laughing so hard! Her humorous stories come right out of real life — one lived with antennae straight up! Southern has never been funnier!”
Outback Concerts presents Jeanne Robertson’s Comedy with Class Tour at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in Fletcher Hall, 309 W. Morgan, St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.
BOX OFFICE: The Carolina Theatre Box Office: 919/560-3030. Ticketmaster: 800/745-3000, 919/834-4000, or http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/114779/1459328/.
VIDEO PREVIEWS: http://www.comedywithclass.com/media/.
Jeanne Robertson: http://www.jeannerobertson.com/ (official website).
Comedy with Class Tour: http://www.comedywithclass.com/ (official website).
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