Nickey Winkelman Headshots and Stage Shots

NICKEY WINKELMAN

STANDUP COMEDIAN

Nickey Winkelman

NICKEY WINKELMAN is a Columbus, Ohio native. She began doing stand-up comedy in 2005 while studying acting at University of California, Santa Barbara. 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 sketch 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 weekly comedy night "Tuesdays with Mak & Winks" at Up Front in Columbus's Brewery District. Together with comedian and magician Erik Tait, Nickey co-hosts the comedy trivia show "The Quiz Box."

WEEKLY & MONTHLY SHOWS

Tuesdays with Mak & Winks

Nickey Winkelman & Jimmy Mak host TUESDAYS WITH MAK & WINKS at Up Front at Shadowbox Live
EVERY TUESDAY

Click here for the full schedule of Tuesday shows

 

 

The Quiz Box: First Fridays

Join Nickey Winkelman & Erik Tait for THE QUIZ BOX monthly at Up Front at Shadowbox Live
Click here for more information on The Quiz Box

 

SCHEDULE

FEBRUARY

February 5 - Host - "Tuesdays with Mak & Winks" - Up Front at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

February 12 - Host - "Tuesdays with Mak & Winks" - Up Front at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

February 16 - Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway - opening for Costaki Economoupoulos: tickets

February 19 - Host - "Tuesdays with Mak & Winks" - Up Front at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

February 22 - "The Quiz Box" - Up Front at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

February 26 - Host - "Tuesdays with Mak & Winks" - Up Front at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

MARCH

March 5 - Host - "Tuesdays with Mak & Winks" - Up Front at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

March 12 - Host - "Tuesdays with Mak & Winks" - Up Front at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

March 19 - Host - "Tuesdays with Mak & Winks" - Up Front at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

March 20 - Standup Comedy - Two Truths, Columbus, OH

March 22 - "The Quiz Box" - Up Front at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

March 26 - Host - "Tuesdays with Mak & Winks" - Up Front at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

 

See Nickey on Fox TV's "Laughs" :




PRESS

Feature Act: Nickey Winkelman
By Travis Hoewischer

"...Nickey Winkelman, Shadowbox Bistro showrunner, who keeps reinventing what live comedy can mean to a hungry Columbus audience. Case in point: this month, the mom to be will put herself and her unborn child on the hot seat, letting local audiences and comics take aim with a roast—which far as we can tell is the first time a fetus has gotten top billing at a local show. How could we not wanna know more?..."

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Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival: Nickey Winkelman
By Jim Fischer

"Nickey Winkelman doesn’t really plan to murder her ex-boyfriend. Winkelman theorizes she told him, “I’m going to kill you,” more often while they were dating than since, but the last one was brought to her boss’ attention, resulting in a little hot water. 'It’s embarrassing. You shouldn’t threaten to kill someone. But that’s what came out,' she confesses. So naturally, the whole thing has become a bit for the standup comic, alongside stories about what a bad year she had in 2014..."

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Columbus Comedy Festival: Nickey Winkelman
By Jackie Mantey

"In college, Nickey Winkelman's stage dreams went from playing dramatic roles like Lady Macbeth to telling jokes about large lady parts. "I had heard so many small penis jokes from male comedians," Winkelman said, "I thought, 'Someone needs to do giant vagina jokes.'"

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Shadowbox Live hosts biggest Brew Ha Ha yet
By Jesse Tigges

Shadowbox Live's third Brew Ha Ha, a festival celebrating comedy (sketch and standup), music and beer, is its biggest yet. Brew Ha Ha grew out of Shadowbox's annual Sketch Comedy Competition after the theater company moved from Easton to the Brewing District and wanted to expand offerings to include standup and music.

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Nickey performing at "The Great Debate" 2014 at The Hillard Rotary Club: