Woman in her 70s leaves comedy club in stitches

May 14, 2024
Source: Don't Tell Comedy on YouTube

Over-70 comedian Susan Rice is reinventing people’s perceptions of humour later in life and we are here for it.

The seasoned Portland comedian’s recent set at the Don’t Tell Comedy Club only lasted 11 minutes, but each line she delivered was a zinger, with hilariously honest observations of life in older age that had the audience roaring with laughter.

Watch her full appearance here:

‘I don’t know what I’m going to do [with a $100 gift card for a tattoo],” she told the crowd. “I don’t want pictures, this skin’s not coming back!

“There’s not a spank in the world that’s going to hold this crap up.”

Rice’s career as a professional comedian began in 1983, with gigs spanning comedy clubs, television appearances and corporate audiences for Microsoft and Intel.

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, she hosted a comedy festival as a way to bolster the spirit of her community and keep people smiling during bleak times. The endeavour was so successful she repeated it the following year.

Rice’s ability to transform her melancholy experiences into comedy keeps her set fresh and engaging. Her experiences range from stolen medical gowns (which she transforms into homewear dresses) to accidentally adopting a nine-year-old cat.

‘I thought I got a little baby kitten… She’s nine! They named her Cake the cat — you guys, I cannot be that little old lady standing on the porch at 11 at night going, ‘Cake! Cake!’’

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