Beth Norton is a 30 something-year-old, Stand-up Comedian who has lived all over the country. She found comedy in 2014 in Burlington, VT while working as a waitress at a local music venue, famous for their gravy fries and the band Phish. Beth got her first taste of live comedy when she picked up an extra shift as a coat check during the semi-final round of Vermont’s Funniest Comedian Competition. She was inspired by the nervous, brave, hilarious people who took the stage that night and began to hear a different voice in her own head.
After a couple of appearances on a mic in her serving apron, barely living month-to-month, she promised herself that if she made $150.00 serving that New Years Eve, that she would take the up-coming 6-week comedy class offered by Spark Arts. She made $150.50 that night and has been getting up on stage ever since. In 2016 Beth made it to the semi-finals of that same competition and hosted for Judah Friendlander at the newly established Vermont Comedy Club.
In 2016 Beth made the geographically lateral move to Boise, ID but that only aided in her growth and in 2018 she performed in Treefort’s Comedyfort and the 208 Comedy Fest! Beth is a natural storyteller with an absurdist edge. Fellow comedians describe her style as subtle and smart and you can find her performing regularly at Liquid Laughs and featuring in various local showcases. Check the shows tab for upcoming performances!
As a childhood trauma survivor, comedy helps Beth reconnect with the human experience and build confidence. She credits her continued growth to the women in comedy who have supported, seen, inspired and provided opportunities for her. Beth’s comedy goals include doing stand-up forever, writing on a team and supporting women in comedy.