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Keith Ross Nelson: The Comedian Poking Fun at Getting Old

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With the current state of the world, a little bit of laughter can go a long way in giving people space to decompress and set aside their concerns even for just a short time. Comedy can transport you to a different mindset, and laughter can do wonders for people’s soul. Keith Ross Nelson is a comedian who has been in the industry for over thirty years, and he proves that even things people are afraid of can be used to make them laugh.

Keith Ross Nelson has over thirty years of experience in stand-up comedy. He has traveled to all 50 U.S. states with his act and has also performed in various comedy clubs, colleges, and cruise ships worldwide. He has even worked his comedy magic for U.S. troops around the world. This long-time comedian has also been on the Hulu show Comedy Time and A and E’s Evening at the improv. Keith is also an actor, and he was featured in the independent films Mobsters and Mormons and The R.M. This successful creative also directed, co-wrote, and starred in the T.V. series Electives. HE even won the Portland Comedy Competition in 2005.

Keith Ross Nelson has dedicated his life to putting a smile on people’s faces. Over the years, he has honed his skills in his craft, and he has become a master of shedding a funny light on typical everyday situations. He figures that his years in the industry give him a different perspective from other comedians, and he plans to use that to his advantage. And people have been responding well to his act and anecdotes. “My act is unique in that it talks about being at the beginning of old, and poking fun at the aging experience,” says Keith. His material feels young and hip. “I have been told it’s like watching a cool old dad do stand-up,” Keith shares.

Keith gets better and better at his craft. Keith says, “Even now, I still strive to get better.”

Aside from being an extremely talented comedian, Keith Ross Nelson is also a world-class athlete. He held the Masters High Jump record for his age group from 2000 to 2007. This comedian has also won three National Championships in high jumping. Keith is also passionate about Kung Fu, and he is a Third Degree Black Belt. 

Keith Ross Nelson offers a different perspective for his audience. “I want people to be inspired. I was 45 when I broke a record for track. I recently became a third degree black belt in Kung Fu. Growing older is nothing, when we have laughter to keep us young.”

For more information about Keith Ross Nelson, you may visit this page. You can follow Keith on Instagram @Keithrossnelson

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