“Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.”
That quote is attributed to Mark Twain but it might as well be printed on the business cards of acclaimed humorist and speaker Jeanne Robertson. For over 50 years, the former Miss Congeniality has been using laughter as the crowbar to pry open insights on the foibles of life as a wife, mother and Southerner.
At 6’2”, Robertson has quite a presence and her hilarious, distinctly southern storytelling has been entertaining audiences for over half a century. She’s a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame and has won virtually every significant award in the field, from “The Cavett Award” to the Toastmasters International's Golden Gavel award. She is also regularly featured on the SiriusXM family of comedy networks.
But what makes Robertson unique is her ability to illuminate how and why humor can be used as an effective tool in our social interactions. As her website says, “She believes that this humor attitude can be developed and improved, and she outlines how to do so while captivating audiences with funny, original stories.”
For a preview of what to expect, check out the video embedded above and click here to get your tickets to her Nov. 17 show at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs.