March 20, 2024

Mount Dora Woman with Brain Cancer to Fulfill Dream of Standup Comedy on Friday

0.9 min read| Published On: March 20th, 2024|

By Cindy Peterson

Mount Dora Woman with Brain Cancer to Fulfill Dream of Standup Comedy on Friday

0.9 min read| Published On: March 20th, 2024|

Following the success of her debut comedy performance “Dying to Laugh,” Mount Dora resident Jeanette Bokland is gearing up for another unforgettable night of laughter at the Mount Dora Music Hall on Friday, March 22. Joined by fellow comedians Bear Clarke Webb and Angela Nacca, Jeanette promises to deliver another side-splitting evening of comedy and courage.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, so I thought I’d just go for it,” Jeanette says.

Nearly a year ago, Jeanette received the devastating news that she had cancer in her brain, with only a few weeks to live. However, with the support of her loved ones, and “a darkly humorous outlook on life,” Jeanette is defying the odds and continuing to fight.

“Life is short,” Jeanette declared to the audience, reflecting on her battle with cancer and her decision to pursue her passion for comedy. “I’ve been at this cancer stuff for about 10 years,” she shared, recounting her journey with candid honesty and humor.

Throughout the evening, Jeanette fearlessly tackled taboo topics, weaving her personal experiences into a tapestry of laughter and reflection. From the challenges of living with cancer to the absurdities of everyday life, her comedy elicited both laughter and tears.

As a follow up, Jeanette is doing another show on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Dora Music Hall, 520 N Baker St. in Mount Dora. Preferred seating is $35, and reserved seating is $25 and $15. Cash bar will be available.

For tickets, visit MountDoraLive.com.

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About the Author: Cindy Peterson

Originally from the small town of Berryville, Arkansas, Cindy has become a multimedia specialist in journalism, photography, videography and video editing.

She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and is a correspondent for The Daily Commercial, LakeFront TV and Beacon College’s PBS talk show, “A World of Difference,” where she received an Anthem Award and Telly Award.

When she isn’t working, Cindy spends time with her husband, Ryan, and son, David, traveling and taking photos of landscapes and wildlife.

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