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Nickey Winkelman

Stand-up 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. 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.

Schedule

APRIL

April 10 - Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH : website

April 14 - Columbus Funny Bone, Columbus, OH : website

April 10 - Columbus Funny Bone, Columbus, OH : website

April 10 - Backstage Bistro at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : "The Quiz Box" website

April 10 - Park Street Saloon, Columbus, OH : website

MAY

May 4 - Quincy's, Cincinnati, OH : website

May 5 - Backstage Bistro at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

May 8 - Yummy's, Milford Center, OH : website

May 10 - Shrunken Head, Columbus, OH : website

May 21 - Ruby Tuesdays, Columbus, OH

May 26 - Backstage Bistro at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

JUNE

June 2 - Backstage Bistro at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

June 16 - Backstage Bistro at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : website

June 23 - Backstage Bistro at Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH : "The Quiz Box" website

NOVEMBER

Noember 20 - Hilliard Rotary Club, Hilliard, OH : "The Great Debate" website

Press

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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