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.

Talking Stand-Up Success, Comedy Careers, and Helping Others Shine with Wendy Liebman, Plus A Glimpse Into The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop and Some College Admission Humor – Episode 488

Comedian Wendy Liebman joins Nancy to discuss her stand-up journey from earlier performances to popular late night show appearances and comedy specials, and the importance of mentoring. Plus, a review of the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop and a humor essay that helped change Nancy’s writing world.

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Five Creative Life Lessons from ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Don’t worry! No spoilers.

Whether or not you’re a fan of the antics of Midge Maisel and her colorful journey, Amazon’s comedy-drama series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel offers up plenty of life lessons to ponder as we craft our own to-do lists on the road to creative success in 2020. Here are a few….

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Talking Juggling, Guinness World Records, and Turning a Hobby Into a Career with Niels Duinker, Plus Tips For Better Practicing – Episode 480

Guinness World Record-holding juggler Niels Duinker joins Nancy to discuss his highly-specialized career and how his juggling hobby became a full-time, thriving, multidimensional business. And broadcast media expert and ventriloquism coach Gary Owen offers advice for making practice a habit while maximizing its potential to ignite success. And listen to this episode’s takeaway tip on how to get closer to reaching one of your goals.

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