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 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.
Talking Halloween, The Munsters and Cool Cars with Butch Patrick and a Little Holiday Humor – Episode 478
Butch Patrick joins Nancy for a special Halloween episode to discuss the legacy of the popular show The Munsters and his character Eddie Munster, his …
Talking Comedy Careers, Novels and Routines with ‘Conan’ Writer Brian Kiley and a Stand-Up Contest via Round Table – Episode 472
Emmy Award-winning comedy writer Brian Kiley joins Nancy to discuss his comedy career including stand-up, three decades as a staff writer for Conan O’Brien, and new novel Maybe Kevin. And in our new Entertaining Opportunities segment, comedy writer/producer Linda Perret shares a stand-up comedy opportunity. Plus, Nancy’s take away tips from this episode.
On The Road With Quilting Comedy
June 2019 has been a busy month with the kick off of The Quilting Comedy Show. The Shipshewana Quilt Festival, an amazing event showcasing the …
Learning from Comedy Legends
In 2012, I had the opportunity to interview the late comedy legend David Brenner for my podcast Whine At 9. He was hilarious and charming, but …