Karen Mills has been a nationally touring comedian for
twenty-five years. She can be heard daily on Sirius / XM
comedy channels and clips from her comedy special "Pink Pants"
have gotten over 15 million views. Karen has appeared numerous
times on the Grand Ole Opry and recently recorded the new
television show "Stand Up Nashville - Live @ Zanies" airing on
the Circle Network.
Karen has a straight-forward approach to the realities of life.
Her smart, funny, keen observations will keep you laughing
at yourself as you relate to her experiences. Even Ovarian
cancer couldn’t stop her from turning her pain into punchlines.
Diagnosed in 2013 after a routine checkup, Karen was
determined to take on the disease with hope and humor and
in 2016 she was chosen to present her talk, "Cancer is a
Laughing Matter" at TEDxChattanooga.
Karen has faced every challenge with determination. She
stands at 5'2" and was told more than once that she was too
short to play basketball. Not only did she play, in 1981 she
led the nation in assists and became the first, Division 1
first team All-American in UT Chattanooga’s history. Karen was
the first UTC athlete to earn that distinction in any sport, male
or female. Her #12 uniform was retired and in 1981 she was
inducted into Chattanooga’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Since surviving cancer, Karen's positive message, strong stage presence, and entertaining style has landed her on numerous stages. Her ability to bring humor and inspiration to difficult topics has made her a sought-after keynote speaker for a variety of audiences, including survivor events, women’s health conferences, commencement addresses and many more. Karen recently performed at The Grand Ole Opry for their annual "Opry Goes Pink" along with Carrie Underwood.
Whether you are looking for straight, laugh out loud comedy or comedy with a message, Karen Mills can inspire, energize and bring any crowd together through the joy of laughter.