Former Miss North Carolina, Jeanne Robertson, finds inspiration for her humorous speaking routines through traveling, family stories, and everyday life situations–but she’s doesn't consider herself a comedian. Jeanne is a 74-year-old humorist and motivational speaker. You may be asking – what’s the difference between a comedian and a humorist? The Auburn University alumni puts it this way: a comedian’s only goal is to make the audience laugh even if it’s at the expensive of other people, while a humorist weaves a message and tells a story that happens to be funny. Jeanne’s stories are family friendly and appropriate – no four-letter words necessary. Jeanne started her career by competing in beauty pageants, and soon transitioned into being a humorist when she realized that she loved to make people laugh. With over 50 years of experience in the craft, Jeanne believes humor brings people together. It doesn’t matter what background you come from, what religion you practice, or what race you are; everyone can share a laugh. Above all else, Jeanne hopes her stories and messages are funny because they’re relatable. In fact, she wants her humorous stories to make her audience feel like she must have been a fly on the wall of their life.

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