Dr. Nancy Berk

Stand-up comic armed with a Ph.D, Dr. Berk is a clinical psychologist, award-winning humor writer, podcaster and national columnist for Parade Magazine.

A stand-up comic armed with a Ph.D, Dr. Nancy Berk is a clinical psychologist, Golden Quill Award-winning columnist, and entertainment and advice writer. Nancy produces and hosts Entertaining Insights, the podcast that features celebrity and expert guests and offers up life lessons, laughs and great entertainment ideas. Her psychology background and savvy communication and interpersonal skills have enabled her to land and conduct some of the toughest and most sought-after interviews with Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. With the skills of a therapist, professor and researcher, she has been described as “Dr. Phil meets Tina Fey” and ironically found her book “College Bound and Gagged” featured in the 2012 film Admission starring Tina Fey!

Dr. Berk is the “go to” expert on social behavior, particularly competitive spending and high anxiety, who has weighed in on everything from out-of-control college families to over-the-top bar mitzvahs, college cost-cutting, airbrushed beauty ads, Halloween costume psychology and much more. She is a freelance contributor to Forbes.com, PARADE.com and the Huffington Post. 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, Wendy Liebman’s Locally Grown Comedy, the Quilting Comedy Tour, and more.

Some of Dr. Berk’s speaking topics include…
College Bound and Gagged: Getting your kids into a great college without losing your mind.
Empty Nest, Empty Wallet, New Guest Room: Adjusting to change.
Embracing the Immature in Maturity.
Sucking Up and Sucking It In: Reunion Comedy.
Finding Your Fabulous in Funny.