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Stand-up Comedian Keith Ross Nelson on Staying Within the Laugh Lines

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Laughter is widely regarded as the best medicine. No matter what part of the world an individual is from or what problems may plague them, a good laugh goes a long way to making someone’s day. However, it has become increasingly challenging to execute a gag that will have all generations doubling over in laughter due to the changing times.

Easily staying within the laugh lines for a whopping thirty years now, Keith Ross Nelson is a well-loved connoisseur in the art of comedy.

Born in Portland, Oregon, with a laudable reputation that stretches far beyond the United States of America’s borders, Keith Ross Nelson is an international crowd-favorite. The actor, writer, director, and comedian has made his on-screen rounds in the independent hit movies “Mobsters and Mormons” and “The R.M.”

Keith has also directed and starred in the TV Pilot “Electives” and is up onstage on “Not for Nothing” on Amazon Prime, which bears his mark as both actor and writer. He has also been seen on Entertainment Tonight and Evening at the IMPROV. Although he has wooed countless viewers on-screen, Keith Ross Nelson’s unassailable, charismatic character is more evident in his live stand-up performances.

Having toured the nation and the world for more than a quarter of a century, Keith has enjoyed deafening applause in all fifty states and in Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Afghanistan, and Guam, to name a few.

Bringing in comedy that transcends generations, the stand-up comedian is loved by all ages and is considered a son, a brother, and a father figure by his diverse audience. Keith Ross Nelson does not try to be younger or older. His success with the thousands of crowds in his accomplished career shows that being genuine builds strong, lasting connections. 

By merely being the witty and smart person he is, Keith earns the favor and the laughter of those in his audience. Although his entertaining and engaging performances circle on growing old, his delivery is funny, intelligent, and hip – making him a must-see by anyone needing a spark of sunshine and a good, long laugh.

Not just making people laugh, however, Keith Ross Nelson is also an expert at wowing the crowd. The talented stand-up comedian is also a well-respected athlete. Keith is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Kung Fu and has been a three-time National Champion in the Masters High Jump.

Before embarking on a career in showbiz, the actor and director used to entertain viewers on the field – finishing 2nd in the World Championships in 1998. A successful sportsman, Keith has brought his values from the game to the stage – getting showered by laughter from clubs, colleges, cruise ships, and even military bases.

Staying within comedic relevance to diverse age groups is no easy feat. Yet, Keith Ross Nelson makes it look like a walk in the park. With thirty years and counting of drawing out a laugh from everyone in the audience, Keith shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. The only signs present are when his next show is going to be.

Grab some popcorn and prepare to laugh like never before. Learn more about the stand-up comedian Keith Ross Nelson and stay updated on his upcoming shows by following him on Instagram. @Keithrossnelson

CEO of Penske Media Group. Experienced Content Editor with a demonstrated history of working in the newspaper industry. Spoken on stages around the globe - NYU, US Embassy, P&G Toronto, and much more.

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