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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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….