Nickey Winkelman is a Columbus, Ohio native. She began doing stand-up comedy in 2005 while studying acting at University of California, Santa Barbara. Not for the faint of heart, her comedy is brash, honest and creatively vulgar. She was a finalist in comedy contests at the Columbus Funny Bone, the Columbus Brew Ha Ha, and Cincinnati's Go Banana's Comedy Club. Nickey went on to win CoverGirl Cosmetic's "Stand Up for Beauty" contest in 2010, the 2008 Midwest Ultimate Funny Championships in Indianapolis, IN (Morty's Comedy Joint), and most proudly, the 2007 Circleville, OH Pumpkin Show Comedy Contest.
While she was a member of local comedy troupe Sketch By Number, the group won the Shadowbox Live Sketch Festival's award for "Best Sketch of the Night" in 2010, performing a piece Nickey wrote. This led to Nickey's current position on the comedy writing team at Shadowbox Live where you can see her work come to life on the main stage on Fridays and Saturdays. Along with Jimmy Mak, head writer at Shadowbox Live, Nickey also hosts and runs the Tuesday night stand-up series at the Backstage Bistro in Columbus's Brewery District.
September 15 - P3 Magic Theater, Columbus, OH : website
September 16 - Spacebar, Columbus, OH : website
September 21 - "The Pop Culture Mixed Tape (Struck a Nerve)" at Wild Goose Creative, Columbus, OH : website
September 22 - "Monday Night Live - on a Tuesday!" at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website
September 23 - "Hashtag Comedy Show - Sarah J. Storer’s Birthday Bash" at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website
September 25 - "Bi Pride Celebration" presented by Bi Local - Wall Street Nightclub, Columbus, OH : event details
October 6 - "The Quiz Box" - Backstage Bistro at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website
October 12 - "Comedy Talent Show" - Backstage Bistro at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website
October 17 - Willoughby, OH - details TBA
October 20 - Backstage Bistro at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website
November 7 - Botkins Fire Department Fundraiser - The Palazzo, Botkins, OH
November 20 - "The Great Debate" - Hilliard Rotary Club, Hilliard, OH : website