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.
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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.
Talking Live Comedy and Legends with Comedy Cellar Owner Noam Dworman, Plus A Stand-Up Life Lesson – Episode 489
Comedy Cellar owner Noam Dworman joins Nancy to discuss the history and highlights of the legendary New York City comedy institution, why famous alums keep coming back, and the ever-changing world of stand-up . Plus, television comedy writer Joel Madison shares a lesson learned from the comedy stage.
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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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….
Talking Humor, Comic Strip Success, and Life Shifts with Cathy Guisewite, Plus How To Make New Year’s Resolutions Work For You – Episode 487
Emmy Award-winning cartoonist Cathy Guisewite joins Nancy to discuss her iconic comic strip Cathy and her new book Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault. And work-life expert Kathy Caprino helps kick off the new year with strategies for reaching your 2020 goals.
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.