When: 7 p.m.
Where: The Clermont Venue, 101 Dean St., Clermont
More info: www.kathynicholson.com
Christian comedienne Kathy Nicholson will bring her unique blend of humor and inspiration Saturday night at the Clermont Venue.
Nicholson, who is heard on Toccoa Falls radio station WRAF 90.9 FM weekday afternoons, will share her Christian comedic style, including one-liners about teenagers, menopause and mid-life crisis. It will also be a clean show.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. The show will begin at 7 p.m. at 101 Dean St. in Clermont.
Tickets are $35 and include a gourmet meal. Space is limited. To buy tickets, call 678-316-8526 or visit www.kathynicholson.com.
Nicholson said this will be one of her first comedy events for 2014 and one of few engagements she has taken in the last year.
“Over the last year my family faced some pretty serious challenges,” she said. “So, of course, I took some time off.”
It was during her break that Nicholson said she found the real value of humor.
“In May 2013, my daughter Kara was seriously injured in a car accident on her way home from buying me a Mother’s Day card,” Nicholson said. “Once we got past the emergency part, her recovery was slow and difficult. For a mother, it is very difficult seeing your child struggle. You can either laugh or cry. Crying messes up my makeup and upsets Kara, so most days I choose to laugh.”
Nicholson’s comedic experience began in 2004 when she opened for comedian Anita Renfroe. An Atlanta resident, Renfroe has been a featured comedian on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and tours with her own comedy concerts and inspirational women’s conferences.
“Opening for Anita was quite the way to get your feet wet,” Nicholson said. “I will never forget all of the tips and encouragement she gave to me as (a) rookie comedian Nicholson said.”