By Noah GardenswartzTuesday September 7, 2010 12:56 pm EDT
Karen Hilton is a fixture of Atlanta's underground comedy scene. Years ago, she was simply one of Atlanta's biggest comedy supporters, attending any and every local room around, lending her laughter to the performers. Eventually though, Hilton worked up the moxie to go from the seats in the crowd to spotlight on stage, and it's a good thing she did. After getting her start at the Relapse Theatre, Hilton has developed a hilariously dry, understated sense of humor coupled with an intelligence that has a dark side of its own. She still shows up regularly to support as many local shows as possible, only now audiences are occassionally lucky enough to see her perform as well.
ATLien since: 2000
Comedienne Since: 2005
A lil' joke: "I'm not supposed to have kids. I mean, I have the ability to have kids. But people in my life prefer that I didn't. Like my parents and all my friends...and my son especially. Little Karen Jr. He hates that name. I think it's precious."
Upcoming Performances: Wild Bill's on Saturday, Sept 18th at 8pm.
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