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 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.

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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 …

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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 …

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Funnier in Five Minutes! Easy Expert Tips to Get More Laughs

Not everyone wants to be funny. But if you wish you had the wit of the person who is always the life of the party, …

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Aparna Nancherla Talks Comedy, Super Bowl And Michael Bublé

Comedian and actress Aparna Nancherla has scored a touchdown when it comes to comedy success. Deemed “One of the 50 Funniest People Right Now” by Rolling Stone, she’s …

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Tig Notaro On Class Clowns, Comedy Shifts And Why She’s Happy to Be Here

Comedy favorite Tig Notaro has been in the stand-up game for two decades now, but you could never accuse her of standing still or being predictable when …

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