Teaching Prepares Contestant for Comedy

NORFOLK - Most of the professional comedians in Norfolk this week for the Viaero Great American Comedy Festival started out in some other profession.  For instance, Nate Wetheral of Chicago says he taught English for four years. And he says many of the same skills he used as a teacher are important in his comedy act, including keeping the attention of an audience. Wetheral is one of 10 comedians who will take part in tonight’s semi-final round in the Johnny Carson Theatre. Four will advance to tomorrow night’s finals, joining four who were selected from last night’s semi-final round. For tickets and other information, check the web site greatamericancomedyfestival.com.