By Lisa Young

Staff writer

Nancy Norton

Nurse Nancy Norton will leave you in stitches thanks to the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. 

It’s time for a good belly laugh if you ask the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia. The non-profit is bringing comedian Nancy Norton to you via Zoom on Friday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m.

Norton is Champion of the 2019 Seattle International Comedy Competition, Winner of the 2018 Boston Comedy Festival and 2016 Truth Be Told Storytelling Grand Slam Champ.

“I decided to bring in a comedian because I feel we all need to laugh a little more right now. This event is part of our Cultural Events program for older adults but any age can attend,” said Debra Muzikar, Blue Sage Center for the Arts executive director.

Norton interacts and engages as she transcends the screen of the webinar platform and connects with funny bones, hearts and minds. She’s been bringing her uplifting comedy and hilarious, educational, and memorable keynote presentations to virtual platforms and getting rave reviews from clients and attendees.

Norton consistently receives Five Star Reviews from clubs and corporate clients by knowing her audience and connecting with universal truths through her intuitive, engaging style. She delivers shows that are high energy, fast-paced and hilarious.

Norton tours nationally headlining clubs, festivals, conferences and events. She toured internationally on several USO tours to Europe, Asia, Iceland and the Pacific.

The entertainer draws from a lifetime of experience. As a single mom who worked many years as a registered nurse, Norton shares hilarious healthcare anecdotes that will leave you in stitches and wanting to “stay well.” Norton has been a regular Headliner at Comedy Works in Denver since 1992 and has been featured on a variety of TV showcases.

“Right now the Engage Cultural Event Series is being brought to people via Zoom but we hope to bring this series to the communities of Delta County in the future. Thanks to the NextFifty Initiative for making this happen,” said Muzikar.

With 26.8% of Delta County’s population over the age of 65, Muziker said the program not only strives to engage the older population of Delta County but hopefully can enrich the entire community.

“This program will bring together all socio-economic groups, generational groups, political affiliation groups. Coming together to enjoy cultural events in a non threatening environment, hopefully we will learn that we have more in common than not,” Muzikar said.

The Zoom link for the event is: us02web.zoom.us/j/87496455947

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