Fast-paced, physical comedy collide
BRECKENRIDGE – At any given moment at the Carriage House Early Learning Center, you might find kids running around the room, making faces at each other, tumbling and imitating all kinds of noises – from cartoon characters to machine guns. So it makes sense the Carriage House would host a comedy show steeped in fast-paced, physical comedy bordering on cartoonish antics.
Nancy Norton and Bryan Kellen bring their on-the-edge comedy to the Beaver Run Resort at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in celebration of the Carriage House’s 30th anniversary.
Both comedians have performed nationwide.
Norton’s one-woman show, “The Yellowish-Green Girl,” aired on PBS. Kellen has performed on the MTV and WB networks. Norton’s act stems from her work as a nurse and her tomboyish tendencies as a child.
“Part of my angst comes from the fact that I always wanted a gun and holster, and I got an Easy Bake oven,” Norton said. “So, I played cowboys and Indians with an Easy Bake oven on my hip.”
Norton’s comedy is fast-paced, emotionally and observationally based.
“It’s a little neurotic, but most people like it,” she said. “My inspiration is being born the fourth of three children. If you do the math on that, I was the unplanned child. I just love the ironies, and there’s so many in life. And, I have a willingness to be vulnerable. There’s a sincerity behind my humor.”
Both comedians rip on themselves, but Kellen’s style involves a little more sweat with his physical comedy and over-the-top characters.
“Bryan’s really animated,” Norton said. “He’s like a human cartoon – like Gumby.”
Kellen focuses on the bad situations he’s gotten into – and he has plenty of them – like running in a race with shorts that ended up being three times his size.
The two comedians ready to take the stage with their childish antics to benefit the Carriage House Early Learning Center Saturday.
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