Comedy

Dr. Nancy Berk connects with people by pairing her award-winning humor and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. As a stand-up, her comedy is smart and insightful, spiked with unique analyses and driven by the skills she acquired as a lecturing professor trying to hold the attention of a few disinterested college students. This ability to tailor comedy to a specific demographic has led to her specialized shows and appearances, most recently her Quilting Comedy Tour ― a show she designed to capture the nuances, talent, and humor that surrounds quilters and their uniquely creative community.

A finalist in the 2016 Stand-Up Pittsburgh comedy competition, Nancy’s national stand-up and keynote/speaking engagements include TEDx, the American Marketing Association, Women’s Summit, the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, Wendy Liebman’s Locally Grown Comedy, and the International Ventriloquism Convention.

Television, radio, stage, or meeting venue, her skills and understanding of audience dynamics help create a memorable event.
Contact Nancy to learn how she can work with you on your next project.

Julia Scotti Talks Comedy Specials, ‘America’s Got Talent’, and The Power of Honesty and Age, Plus Advice for Stand-Up Beginners – Episode 502

Comedian Julia Scotti joins Nancy to discuss age and gender in the comedy world, her Showtime special ‘More Funny Women of a Certain Age’, and her career journey—including the experience of becoming a quarter finalist and fan favorite on Season 11 of ‘America’s Got Talent’ and the impact of revealing her personal story of becoming a woman of transgendered experience via the primetime stage. Plus,

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Alan Zweibel Talks Comedy Writing, ‘Laugh Lines’, and Helping Funny People Be Funnier – Episode 499

Emmy Award winner Alan Zweibel joins Nancy to discuss his incredible comedy journey from teenage joke writer to legendary television comedy writer (Saturday Night Live, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm), screenwriter, and best-selling author, his new memoir Laugh Lines, and life lessons from decades of comedy collaboration.

Plus, Nancy shares her magazine humor column on RV travel which has her rethinking everything…

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Tammy Pescatelli Talks Comedy Specials, Life Stages, and Success, Plus Expert Advice for Performers and Venues – Episode 497

Comedy veteran Tammy Pescatelli joins Nancy to discuss her career journey, new solo special Tammy Pescatelli’s Way After School Special, Showtime’s More Funny Women of a Certain Age, the changing face of comedy and..

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Nicky Paris Talks Comedy Opportunities, Success, and ‘Daddy Issues’, Plus Beginning Creative Projects in Challenging Times – Episode 496

Comedian Nicky Paris joins Nancy to discuss his comedy strategy and multifaceted career from stand-up stage and television to podcast personality and co-host on Daddy Issues with Dean McDermott and Adam Hunter. Plus Nancy reviews the pressures of beginning projects during difficult times and…

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Carole Montgomery Talks Great Comedy, Women in Stand-Up, and ‘More Funny Women Of A Certain Age,’ Plus A Brilliant Las Vegas Destination – Episode 494

Comedian and producer Carole Montgomery joins Nancy to discuss her new Showtime special More Funny Women of a Certain Age, the power and support of women in comedy, confronting ageism in entertainment, and highlighting the talent of others. Plus Nancy talks with Patrick Hughes, CEO and President of the Fremont Street Experience, about the immersive entertainment experience that is lighting up downtown Las Vegas.

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Talking Television Comedy Writing, The Simpsons, and Creative Advice with Mike Reiss – Episode 491

Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and producer Mike Reiss joins Nancy to discuss his career journey including decades with ‘The Simpsons,’ his books, advice for writers in a competitive industry, and upcoming appearance at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop.

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